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Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP
Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP

“Do not be afraid”

There is a low grade anxiety in me these days as we get closer to the new political era that is about to begin. Inauguration Day is making me feel like a dark cloud is on the horizon. Do you feel it too? Scripture says so often, “do not be afraid.” But I am worried.

I fear for the undocumented person, those who depend on the Affordable Care Act that will soon be gutted, and I fear for other people who are depending on this new administration to create something better for them. I suspect a great disappointment is coming. Continue reading →

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The Bike on the Corner

Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP
Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP

 

Every evening, a young man comes home from his day’s events, parks his bike and chains it to the stop sign on the corner across from our Peace Center in New Orleans. Every morning when we are at prayers, we can see that the bike is still there. Nothing too unusual one might say; except that there have been a rash of bicycle thefts in the neighborhood. So, what is so special about this one bike that no one seems to prize it as they do others? Maybe there is some secret protector watching over it? Continue reading →

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