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Posts Tagged ‘pandemic’



Paying Attention to the Ps

I enjoy writing and am very conscious of words and letters. I enjoy word play, poetry, and the study of words. It is not a surprise, therefore, that I noticed the repetition of the letter P in recent news reports. For example, lately I see the words and initialisms: pandemic, ...
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Importance of Keeping Community

When my parents and I picked up my belongings from my spring semester at Loyola University in Maryland, I could not help but notice the emptiness around campus. While I returned my key and walked across the quiet bridge, I recalled the liveliness of the campus when we all had ...
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Turning Points

If we stop and think, we all can pinpoint certain turning points in our lives. It is surely an understatement to say that there are numerous life-changing events taking place in this virus-ridden, protest-filled world of ours. When something drastic and traumatic explodes in our lives, life’s puzzle pieces might ...
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A New Prescription for Our World Today

Sources I have read online tell me that St. Rita of Cascia, the saint remembered today (May 22) in our liturgy, is sometimes honored as the patron saint of the sick and bodily ills. She was a very prayerful and charitable woman who lived in Italy in the fourteenth century, ...
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Matters of Choice

As governors and local officials make crucial decisions about getting states and counties back to more usual routines of conducting business, they might do well to pray for St. Isidore’s intercession. I am guessing that humble saint, who is remembered today, May 15, as the patron of farmers and laborers, ...
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Spes Unica – Only Hope

Ave Crux, Spes Unica. For the past seven years, I have attended educational institutions sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The congregation’s motto, Ave Crux, Spes Unica, has been ingrained in my brain, but lately it has taken on a special meaning in my life. It translates as “Hail ...
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