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A Chaplain’s Story

When the singing friars of Providence took over a campus in lockdown

Father Briscoe and another priest celebrate outdoor Mass for students at Providence College's Rosary Grotto

When Providence College announced that it would receive students on campus this fall, I was enthusiastic, even if apprehensive.

I was delighted to be welcoming students back on campus for in-person instruction. I had seen the months our facilities team spent transforming the campus: adding sites for outdoor classes, installing plexiglass barriers, planning for quarantine protocols, and developing a rigorous testing program.

I value learning as a community, and as a chaplain, knew that students would be looking to us (and to God) to help them make sense of 2020.

(Read the entire reflection on Angelus News)