Dear Members of the Fordham Family:

This week, our nation has witnessed another senseless act of gun violence. Sadly, some of the most vulnerable and innocent among us, 19 elementary school students and two of their teachers, were the victims. There are no words for a tragedy of this magnitude. But we can keep all those impacted by this tragedy in our hearts, minds, and prayers as those in Uvalde, Texas are reeling from the attack on their community.

The Archdiocese of New York has asked each of its churches to toll their bells to honor the memory of each of the victims. Today, at 12 p.m. in the University Church at the Rose Hill Campus, we will toll the bells 22 times to remember each of the lives lost. I hope you will join me in praying for the victims and their families during this most difficult time.

John J. Cecero, S.J.
Vice President for Mission Integration and Ministry