On February 2, at the request of Sister Maureen Clancy (Clancy), one of our Sisters who lives and ministers in Chicago, a flag will be flown over the White House in the US, in honor of all those who died of COVID-19, with a special remembrance of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who have been lost.
The night before the inauguration of the President of the United States, thousands of American flags were placed on the National Mall as part of a memorial paying tribute to the more than 400,000 people nationwide who had died from the coronavirus at that time. Sister Maureen Clancy emailed Senator Durbin of Illinois requesting flags for each of our Sisters who had died in our province since the pandemic. Unable to fulfill this request, Senator Durbin’s office suggested getting a certificate for a flag to be flown over the White House. February 2, the day the flag will be flown over the White House, is when we commemorate the birth date of Blessed Alix Le Clerc, a spiritual influence on our congregation. It is also the World Day for Consecrated Life.
During these challenging days, let us pray for each other and may our lives always be a reflection of the light of Christ to others.