Since quarantine, Sisters Theresa Davey, Brendan Jacoby and Nancy Vandeveer in Springfield, Illinois, have added a time each morning to pray together for those affected by the virus. They posted a sign of hope in their front yard and spend much of their days in quarantine calling, texting and writing friends of their Springfield community, Ursulines in assisted-living and skilled-care facilities—and elsewhere around the province—and their families and friends.
During this pandemic, self-care is important, too. After doing what they can to support and comfort others, Sisters Nancy Vandeveer, Brendan Jacoby and Theresa Davey in Springfield, Illinois, look after their own health by working out in their basement gym.
Meanwhile, Sister Rosemary Skelley in nearby Decatur spends time each day at her parish church, where parishioners often come to speak with her—from a safe distance. The conversations are mutually beneficial, she says.