Healing and Grieving Wall

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.

 

People lighting candles

In Remembrance

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 Goodbinder | the father of Jamie Goodbinder. He was a special person and a wonderful father. He died due to 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

Prayer Requests

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

 

Spiritual Offerings

A Prayer by Adrian Porter, SJ

Lord,
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 
today.

Amen.

 

“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
the healing
to my heart.
They call me to leave
this valley,
but I cannot follow
the faint sound
of their voices.
They sing their songs
of love,
but the words fade
and vanish in the wind.
They knock,
but I cannot find the door.
They shout to me,
but I cannot find the voice
to answer.

O God, find me!
Come into this valley
and find me!
Bring me out of this land
of weeping.

O you to whom I belong,
find me!
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