We Capuchin Friars, like all of you reading this, are finding ourselves isolated during this coronavirus pandemic. It is not a time to lose hope, but, being on this Lenten journey together, it is a time of prayer and fasting in more ways then we anticipated back on Ash Wednesday. We friars are praying for you and very much are in need of your prayers as well. Saying a private Mass we feel like a shepherd without sheep. We are more familiar with the scripture quote of being like a sheep without a shepherd. We are here and you are there and we are still joining together in prayer. May this Lent remind us in a very real way of our desert experience and find ways to make it help us grow. May God bless us all.