Across the globe, billions of people have been impacted by the spread of coronavirus. During this pandemic, our faith calls us to unity, solidarity and unconditional love. Especially present in our hearts and prayers are those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and their grieving families. We extend deep gratitude and continued prayers for health care providers and essential workers who put themselves in harm’s way to promote the common good.
As Catholics, we remember that Jesus aligned himself with the poor, the vulnerable and the outcast members of society. Through this rosary, we join in prayer to uplift our concerns for marginalized members of our global family: those living in poverty or without housing; those who are incarcerated; migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers; communities experiencing environmental racism and injustice; and students without access to education.
Today, on Holy Thursday, we are guided by the Luminous Mysteries. As we, together with the Jesuit Conference of Canada and United States, the Ignatian Solidarity Network, and Magis America, reflect on each mystery, we devote our prayers to these vulnerable communities.