100% of the proceeds go to the people of Kerala, India, for COVID relief
India is experiencing a devastating second wave of COVID-19 throughout the country. According to reports, positive cases of COVID-19 have skyrocketed to 17 million in total. There are now over 300,000 new infections a day, making India the country with the world’s highest rate of daily COVID-19 cases. According to the local news, cities are facing severe oxygen shortages for critically ill patients. In the capital city of New Delhi, the virus surge has necessitated a city-wide lockdown until May.
Our Indian friars who serve the Province of Our Lady of Consolation worry not only for their families but their Indian brothers as well. Unfortunately, the virus continues to spread and kill at an alarming rate. Two of the twenty-six friars currently serving in India have contracted the COVID-19 virus.
Here in the United States, we are fortunate. As Covid declines, we see our lives returning to normalcy. Our families are well. But, as Father John points out, in this global society the health of our neighbor is the health of ourselves.