On behalf of the University Mission & Ministry Pastoral Team, I write to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers during these uncertain times. We share these words with you from Pope Francis in his writings to the youth and young adults of the world in his Exhortation Christus Vivit (Christ Alive):
“Keep following your hopes and dreams. But be careful about one temptation that can hold us back. It is anxiety. Anxiety can work against us by making us give up whenever we do not see instant results. Our best dreams are only attained through hope, patience and commitment, and not in haste. At the same time, we should not be hesitant, afraid to take chances or make mistakes” (No. 142).
“If we journey together, young and old, we can be firmly rooted in the present, and from here, revisit the past and look to the future” (No. 199).
So we may continue to journey with you, we have identified a few ways to be present to you in this new reality.
Please join us through our social media accounts, found to the right of the page. Updates and reflections are being posted daily as we work to remain in community with you. If you have any ideas or requests, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are on this journey together. And, together we will make it through anything and all we encounter.
Blessings of love and peace to you, your friends, and your families.
Praised be the Incarnate Word!
Your UIW Mission & Ministry Pastoral Team.