Corona Virus Pandemic Support

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

During the Corona Virus Pandemic, some spiritual encouragement

“But all shall be well,
and all shall be well,
and all manner of thing
shall be well !”

— Julian of Norwich, a 14th Century mystic and theologian who wrote the earliest surviving book in the English language written by a woman, Revelations of Divine Love.

Julian’s words of spiritual peace and illumination were written out of the fabric of her life; she lived during the 1347 plague, and in a time of famine and war.

As Christians, or people of faith, at the deepest level of our interior spiritual center we already know “All will be well.” All is well.

This is true even when we may be feeling afraid or worried.  “All will be well” or “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” or another favorite phrase of scripture or holy text may be something we can repeat throughout the day as a spiritual anchor or practice for greater courage and peace of mind. (In addition to of course prayer, experiencing the Divine in others, and reading our beloved Bible, and spiritual texts.) All is well as our creator walks with us through every life challenge, never abandoning us.

During this time of uncertainty and a rapidly evolving situation, United Campus Ministry is available to support students, faculty and staff regardless of religious or secular affiliation.

Chaplain Holly is available for spiritual and emotional support. Contact her at ulmer@umd.edu; she will be regularly checking her email.

Currently due to planned spring break March 14 – March 22 UCM is not holding any events.

We are in the process of moving our student meetings and worship to an on-line environment.

Don’t hesitate to let us know how we can be supportive.

Take heart and have courage. God is with you.

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