Easter Message

TO: The Gonzaga Community
FROM: Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil., President
SUBJ: Easter Message
DATE: April 1, 2021

As we move through Holy Week, tonight marks the beginning of the Easter Triduum – three days that commemorate the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus.

This Lenten season has been for many a time for reflection, prayer, compassion, and self-examination.  This year, perhaps more than any before, we also acknowledge the tremendous challenges that have come with living through this pandemic.  We mourn those who have been lost due to COVID-19, and the many here and around the world who have been impacted by it.  Please know that we at Gonzaga continue to think of all of you, pray for you and your families, and thank you for your ongoing partnership as we face these challenges in community.

The Easter holiday is a time of renewal and celebration, occurring as it does during the season of new life.  May we all celebrate with joy the Resurrection and the love of God represented by it.   As we move through spring, let us continue to see everywhere signs of rebirth, and share in a renewed sense of hope.  

May the blessing of Christ’s peace be with you; and may the joy of Easter and the blessings of the spring be yours, now and always.