A Message of Hope and Solidarity on Recent Events

 

Dear Cathedral Family,

The events of the past number of days surrounding the tragic and senseless loss of George Floyd have brought on a range of emotions for all of us: anger, sadness, fear, despair…just to name a few. While peaceful protests have inspired hope and action, violence and vandalism have left us deflated and praying for the good in humanity to prevail.

As a Catholic community, we turn to prayer in this time. From Corinthians 12:12-26, we know that, “If one member of Christ’s body suffers, all suffer. If one member is honored, all rejoice.”

We acknowledge we are living in difficult times. Being frontline witnesses to the pandemic and ongoing racial violence and disparities is traumatic and unsettling. As a community of faith, we pray for hope and solidarity in the city of Boston and the world. As a school who counts amongst its greatest blessings and beauties the diverse population which makes us whole, our position is one of hope, peace, compassion, and action. We also acknowledge and embrace the responsibility we have in the city of Boston to engage and lean into the difficult work to be done, the difficult conversations to be had, and the difficult actions to take to address the painstaking inequalities all around us. As an educational community, promoting change, leading with compassion, and accepting our responsibility to lead is at our core.

We will continue to support you—our students, families, faculty, and community—in navigating through these trying times. This Friday we will bring our community together in prayer at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom.

As Paul’s letter to the Colossians reminds us, “Above all, clothe yourself with love and let the peace of Christ reign in your hearts.” (Col 3:9-17). May the peace of Christ be with us all, today and always.

In peace and unity,

Dan Carmody
Dan Carmody
Head of School
Nampeera Lugira
Nampeera Lugira
Principal