First Days at Notre Dame




In the world we live in today, we are witnessing an evolution and a change in practice about awareness and care of others.


I find myself inspired by the passage from Exod 19-4 “you have seen … how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself '' This is reflective of a mother eagle teaching her eagles to fly. This imagery is important as we think about ways in which we can be advocates for others, and have a lasting impact on the world.


Our faith gives us ‘lift’ to be resilient and to care for others. I have been reading about a group of women in 1941 (prior to women even having the right to vote). These women shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.These inspiring women shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Eleanor Roosevelt, Hansah Mehta, Minerva Bernardino, Begum Shaista Ikramullah (Pakistan), Bodil Begtrub (Denmark), Marie-Helene Lefaucheux (France), Evdokia Uralova (Soviet Union), Lakshmi Menon (India).


This imagery of diverse women as advocates helping others is powerful and reminded me of the diverse group of young Notre Dame girls this past week. Notre Dame girls helping students find classes, and helping their peers find their way as we still navigate Covid 19 pandemic.


Your spirit can ‘lift’ others, and can have an indelible impact on the global community.







 


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