The Rev. Dr. Jenny Call, our university chaplain, has shared this message of hope and comfort with our students.
In this time of uncertainty, my thoughts, care, and prayers are with you. As your chaplain, I remain here as a support to you. Whether you are grieving the loss of the familiar and worried about missing out on plans, concerned about the news or the unknown, or a mix of this and more, we are connected in sharing these feelings, as we are in our hopefulness that all, eventually, will be well. Things may look different than we planned, but we will journey through this together with strength and care.
It is hard to be apart from one another, and yet I trust that we are finding new means of connection. I am available for one-on-one or small group conversations via phone or Zoom. Please reach out by email at CallJF@hollins.edu if you would like to set up a time to talk.
I will also be interacting on Facebook using the hashtag #OnlineChaplain, sharing regular inspiration, practices, and resources that may help nurture your emotional and spiritual well-being during this time. Weekly Sanctuary meditations will continue on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. through Facebook Live on the Hollins University Chapel Facebook page.
If you are interested in receiving my newsletter with occasional inspirational resources and reflections, you may sign up here.
May we remember our motto, Levavi Oculos, which reminds us to lift our eyes to seek the source of our help and strength. May this strange time be an invitation to seek meaning and purpose, to pause and find strategies to care for ourselves and others. Take care, my friends, and please reach out if I can be of help to you.
Rev. Dr. Jenny Call
Office of Spiritual and Religious Life