A Message From Father Donohue

March 22, 2016

Dear Faculty, Students and Staff:

As we go through our daily routines, it’s hard to believe the tragic events that occurred in Brussels this morning are even possible. I ask that you please keep the people of the city of Brussels, and all those affected by today’s sad event, in your thoughts and prayers.

It seems far too often that terrible events like today occur. As a community with students, faculty, staff and alumni hailing from, and living all around the world, these sad events hit close to home. In these troubling times, I encourage you to gain strength from one another. It’s incredibly powerful and comforting to show our solidarity and support for those affected by these attacks.

Villanova does not have any students in Brussels this semester, but there are current students studying in Belgium and neighboring countries. Thankfully, we have been in contact with them and they are all safe and well.

This Holy Week is a perfect opportunity to reflect on these troubling events and pray for a more peaceful world. As we focus on the suffering and death of Our Lord, let us eagerly await the Resurrection. Our thoughts and prayers are with the city of Brussels, the people of Belgium and all those affected by this horrible act of terror. 



Fr. Peter Donohue, OSA