Spiritual Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)

During this time of extraordinary disruption and anxiety, the Office of the Chaplain and Religious and Spiritual Life will be encouraging all of us at HDS to use the coming days as an opportunity to deepen our spiritual and intellectual practices.

If we strive to transform our collective isolation into an opportunity for communal solitude, we might discover that it is, as it has always been, the seedbed for growth in holiness and wholeness, for communion and connection, for resistance and renewal.

In the suddenly altered pace of our lives, we might discover the stillness we all crave, the stillness from which all true wisdom and justice issue. What we love rather than what we fear may come into sharper focus—and just in time.

On this page, we have assembled some spiritual resources for the COVID-19 pandemic from the HDS community—students, alumni/ae, faculty, and staff—and beyond.

Beginning the week of March 16, 2020, a generous group of HDS students will help us with brief, daily inspirational postings to the HDSSA and RSL Facebook pages and to the RSL Instagram account (@HDSRSL) to keep us spiritually supple and connected throughout the days ahead. Follow us!

Finally, we’ll continue to send out weekly email newsletters to the HDS community with updates on any potential replacements for Noon Services that might be developed, Zoom links for any of the campus’s spiritual and religious organizations that might be meeting virtually, and any other resources we curate.

We aim to crowdsource our wisdom for these unprecedented, challenging times. Please send us your suggestions, insights, and experiences to share with others! And please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need support, accompaniment and care. Remember that you are not alone.

May we not let our appropriate caution erase our extravagant care, particularly for those who are most vulnerable and marginalized.

Beside you in hope,

Kerry Maloney
HDS Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life


UPDATED: August 17, 2020

A number of recovery meetings have been impacted by COVID-19. If this is the case with yours and/or you are looking for online recovery meetings, here are some ways to stay connected.