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    A New Kind of Normal

    This past week my husband had a heart procedure. A week before his surgery, the Holy Spirit had given me the wisdom to freeze meals for myself. So I packed my meals, some kitchen utensils, even laundry soap. I kept thinking I was silly, but now that we have been here and the hospital has been in lock-down, I soon recognized there was nothing trivial about such planning. As I was worrying about my husband’s surgery, others were out stocking their homes to be prepared during the virus threat. I had no idea what supplies I had back at our house, for it was the last thing on my mind…

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    Handing On The Faith

    This past weekend I went to visit family. As I was sitting in the church I had grown up in, I thought a lot about my legacy. Following Mass as I walked around the parish hall, I remembered the rooms I was taught in, who my teachers were and how I felt safe there. It was in this church where I became a part of the faith community. The place where I was baptized; had my first communion and confirmation; and was married. It is this faith community that handed on the faith to me, and each generation is still handing on the baton of faith to the next. It…