CASC Lumen Magazine_Winter 2021

GRATITUDE FOR COMMUNITY As the dynamics of COVID have ebbed and flowed over the past two years, the desire to gather together has not. We are created to be in relationship to experience the deep human reality of community. For this we are grateful. We at Sitzmann Hall especially noticed this in our students, who sincerely desired to gather in any way possible. Their creative solutions to plan an “Evening of Arts” or an ice cream open house, while meeting social distancing guidelines, were remarkable. Our staff also found ways to provide safe study spaces and study snacks so students could get out of their residence halls, see others’ faces (masks and all), and talk in person rather than via Zoom. Spirits lifted, stories were shared, laughter was in the house again, and gratitude was in the air. As an alumnus and/or supporter of Catholic Studies, you are part of this community. We thank you for your prayerful and financial participation, and we encourage you to continue. Catholic Studies has a mission to explore the impact of the Incarnation, which is meant to be shared, and we invite you to continue actively supporting this mission in any way that you can. Pray for our students, faculty and staff; join us for daily Mass; follow us on social media; share a gift of support for scholarships or programs. Please know that we are grateful for you, our Catholic Studies community. Yours, Karen Laird, Associate Director and Nancy Sannerud, Program Manager


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