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January 2021

A Year to Remember -- A Year to Anticipate

by Carol Zinn, SSJ -- LCWR Executive Director

I stare at my computer on this Advent Sunday pondering the feelings of Advent: hoping, waiting, and longing for the One-Who-Arrives, Emmanuel, God-with-Us. I wonder about the millions of our sisters and brothers, near and far, whose lives have been upended by the events of the year 2020: the layered crises of a global pandemic, economic stress, racial unrest, government breakdown, and climate urgency to name but a few. I try to imagine their hopes and longings. I feel my own heart and mind in sync with theirs as, together, we hope and long for health of all kinds: physical, financial, relational, political, cultural, social, and ecological. And I hum the melody: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. (To read more, download PDF below)

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