At this time of global pandemic, when losses are mounting but funerals are not possible, when hearts are breaking alone in physical isolation but we are unable to come together to console one another, we invite you to mourn, to bless, and to remember with us on our Healing and Grieving Wall.
You may use this google form to share information about a loved one who has passed away due to COVID-19, or send remembrances for someone whose name you see on this wall. You may also use this form to ask for prayer for any person or topic that is on your heart.
John Fifield | the father of Anne and Matthew Fifield (‘92 & ‘97). John Fifield died peacefully in residence. Sailor, raconteur, and rascal, he will be missed.
His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami | beloved Hindu teacher and mentor, who departed this world from COVID-19
J. Barry Mascari | a beloved educator and mentor to his many students and colleagues over the years, and touched the lives of all who knew him. May his memory be for a blessing.
Linda Jordan | A beautiful, kind, compassionate mother and sister. She will be missed dearly.
Donna Lawrence | staff in OIT, who was struck by a car and killed while walking near her home on May 16
Mel and Judy Goodbinder | the parents of Jamie Goodbinder. They were special people and wonderful parents. They both died due to complications of COVID-19.
Donald McGinn | My Father, my Hero; who passed away while battling COVID. (❤Kate Nolan)
John M. Murrin | Professor of history, emeritus, who passed away due to complications from COVID-19
The Father of Naomi Frim-Abrams ’23 | who passed away due to cancer
Margaret Mack | Grandmother of Jessica Mack *19, passed away on April 4, 2020 in Queens, New York. She was a lifelong New Yorker, and spending time with her family was what she loved most.
Hanna Hand | Volunteer Liaison to the Davis Int’l Center, has died while recovering from surgery, and was diagnosed with COVID-19
Elaine Cuzzo | who battled COVID-19 for nearly 2 weeks before succumbing to this terrible virus. She will always be remembered for her witty, honest comments and her great lifetime love of 65 years. They are together again.
Advaita Priya Raval | an exemplary father, grandfather, friend, and devoted servant of the Lord.
John Conway | emeritus professor of mathematics, who has died from Covid-19
Lillian Rivera | sister-in-law of Albert Rivera, who has died of Covid-19.
Trinity Choi | may she rest in peace, and for her beloved children Christian and Christine
Gary Jenkins | Class of 1983, who passed away due to COVID-19 complications
Nitasha Siddique ’18 | in the loss of her father to COVID-19.
Faustino Orbon | healing from pneumonia and safety from COVID-19
Rev. Bob Moore | in the loss of his 91-year-old father after a fall, and in the joyous birth of a granddaughter.
Judy "MA" Goodbinder | Continued healing and recovery due to COVID-19
Mario Moore | Lecturer in Visual Arts Arts, and his family as they grieve the loss of a relative to Covid-19
Harsh and Lilette Walia | continued healing and recovery from Covid
Jennifer Daniels | class of ‘93, tiger friend extraordinaire
Katie Daniels | continued health
Joan | in the April 9 passing of her son Kevin
Elizabeth VD | health and safe grocery delivery
Patricia Florek and her family | in the sudden death of her nephew, Aaron Florek.
Victoria Hyde, Shanique Hyde and Shadae Hyde
Marianne | healing from memory loss due to primary progressive aphasia.
Sohaib Sultan | diagnosed with cancer
Patient Trust by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ
Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new.
And yet it is the law of all progress
that it is made by passing through some stages of instability—
and that it may take a very long time.
And so I think it is with you;
your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,
let them shape themselves, without undue haste.
Don’t try to force them on,
as though you could be today what time
(that is to say, grace and circumstances acting on your own good will)
will make of you tomorrow.
Only God could say what this new spirit
gradually forming within you will be.
Give Our Lord the benefit of believing
that his hand is leading you,
and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
in suspense and incomplete.
A Prayer by Adrian Porter, SJ
let me be still
and at peace,
just for a few moments
in the busy-ness
of my day.
Let me be attentive
to where I have bee
and where I am headed.
And let me see where
you have been present
in my life
“Hope” is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson
“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -
And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -
I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.
'Lament Psalm 5' by Ann Weems
O God, find me!
I am lost
In the valley of grief,
and I cannot see my way out.
My friends leave baskets of balm
at my feet,
but I cannot bend to touch
to my heart.
They call me to leave
but I cannot follow
the faint sound
of their voices.
They sing their songs
but the words fade
and vanish in the wind.
but I cannot find the door.
They shout to me,
but I cannot find the voice
O God, find me!
Come into this valley
and find me!
Bring me out of this land
O you to whom I belong,
I will wait here,
for you have never failed
to come to me.
I will wait here,
for you have always been faithful.
I will wait here,
for you are my God,
and you have promised
that you counted the hairs on my head.
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
― Meister Eckhart
“The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry
When despair grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting for their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
A Quote from Man Is Not Alone by Abraham Joshua Heschel,
“The cry for life beyond the grave is presumptuous, if there is no cry for eternal life prior to our descending into the grave. Eternity is not perpetual future but perpetual presence. God has planted in us the seed of eternal life. The world to come is not only a hereafter but a herenow.”
A Prayer by Mother Theresa
“Dearest Lord, may I see you today and every day in the person of your sick, and, whilst nursing them, minister unto you."
Luke 1:78 - 79
By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace