April 20, 2007
The tragedy that occurred on the Virginia Tech campus earlier
this week has affected all of us at St. John’s University. We
extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the victims, their
families and the entire community at Virginia Tech.
Special prayer services on both the Queens and Staten Island
campuses brought hundreds of St. John’s students and employees
together to pray for all of those who have suffered. We know that,
for some members of our community who had friends or relatives
attending Virginia Tech, those prayers were particularly
Today the State of Virginia has declared a day of mourning.
Church bells will toll at noon and there will be a minute of
silence. St. John’s will join in this commemoration by tolling the
bells at St. Thomas More Church. We ask that all members of our
University community join in the tribute.
Rev. Donald J. Harrington,
President, St. John's University
Bells Toll at St. John's
University's St. Thomas More Church for Victims of Virginia