Companionship, Care and Resources for Members of the Creighton Community

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, Jesuit and lay professional spiritual directors and companions are available virtually.  Please contact one of us and we will arrange a Zoom video conference.  Please know that the Creighton community continues to be held in our prayers and hearts.

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As we all deal with a variety of emotions and situations, here are some special resources and prayers

Retreat During a Time of Isolation

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Four free spiritual sessions for those working hard on the front lines (medical or food service personnel and other essential workers) during the Coronavirus pandemic, and to those facing financial crisis, are available with the Servants of Mary.
Contact spiritual directors or counselors below
Spiritual Companioning (deepening awareness of God’s presence during this difficult time)
Sr. Kerry Larkin klarkin@osms.org
Sr. Val Lewandoski lewandoski@osms.org
Sr. Ann Marie Petrylka sam@stleo.net
Sr. Margaret Stratman stratman@osms.org
Sr. Caroline Turnovsky cturnovsky@cox.net

Counseling (professional assistance to enhance coping abilities during this stressful time)
Sr. Sarah Deeby sdeebyosm@gmail.com
Sr. Barbara Kennedy bkennedyosm@gmail.com 
Sr, Lisa Sheridan lisasosm@gmail.com

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A Coronavirus Prayer

Loving God, Your desire is for our wholeness and well being.

We hold in tenderness and prayer the collective suffering of our world at this time.

We grieve precious lives lost and vulnerable lives threatened.

We ache for ourselves and our neighbors, standing before an uncertain future.

We pray: may love, not fear, go viral.

Inspire our leaders to discern and choose wisely, aligned with the common good.

Help us to practice social distancing and reveal to us new and creative ways to come together in spirit and in solidarity.

Call us to profound trust in your faithful presence,

You, the God who does not abandon.

Sister Christine Koelhoffer,IHM

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An Examen for Times of Anxiety and Depression

I pause (breathe in and out) and thank you for this day. For the challenges, the emotions, the struggle. For in all this, I grow closer to you.

I pause (breathe in and out) and ask that in the darkness, I see your light and in my fear, I feel your strength.

I pause (breathe in and out) and remember that today, As in days before, I have survived. When I’ve wanted to run, I’ve stayed. When I wanted to hide, I’ve faced the day.

I pause (breathe in and out) and ask for forgiveness for The days I falter and the disease takes over. I ask for compassion and love when I’m unable to give those to myself.

I pause (breathe in and out) and resolve to love myself more tomorrow. And always feel your spirit surround me in safety.

I pause (breathe in and out) and rest.

Erin Roush

This post includes resources from Xavier University.