News Concerning Coronavirus
Although public mass in our chapel is suspended until further notice from the Archdiocese, we, your Carmelite Nuns of Covington, continue to hold you and the entire People of God in our hearts and daily prayer, and we look forward to being able to celebrate Mass with you again soon.
Please join us in praying Pope France's prayer for an end to the Coronavirus pandemic:
Prayer to the Mother of Divine Love
You, Salvation of your People,
know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide,
as you did in Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting may return
after this moment of trial.
** Pope Francis - March 27th
On Friday, March 27, Pope Francis presided over a moment of prayer on the sagrato of St. Peter’s Basilica, the platform at the top of the steps immediately in front of the façade of the Church. The ceremony included readings from scripture, prayers of supplication, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It concluded with Pope Francis giving the Urbi et orbi Blessing, with the possibility of gaining a plenary indulgence for all those who listened to it live through the various forms of communication. This plenary indulgence will also be extended to those who may not be able to participate in the prayer through the media due to illness but who unite themselves in spiritual communion with the prayer.
For more information on this event and to read the full text of the Holy Father's Urbi et Orbi Blessing in Light of the Coronavirus please click the link: https://zenit.org/articles/popes-urbi-et-orbi-blessing-in-light-of-coronavirus/
Please check back with us for changes and updates. Meanwhile, enjoy these two poems that give us a great sense of God's loving providence in the midst of turmoil, confusion, and sadness.
"Pandemic" by Lynn Ungar
"Lockdown" by Br. Richard Hendrick, OFM
God Bless you and your loved ones!