In the midst of this crisis in which we live, we want to share with you some good weekly news, news of hope, important or simple acts and gestures that unite us as a community of men and women of faith-driven by the force of hope.
COVID: through a common evil we rediscover the common good
Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemic The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. Based on this foundational idea, the “COVID-19: Building a Healthier Future” has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic.
Pope at All Souls Mass: Christian hope is the Lord’s free gift
Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass on All Souls’ Day for the commemoration of the deceased faithful in the Church of the Teutonic Cemetery in the Vatican before praying on the tombs of the cemetery and in the Vatican Grottoes where deceased Pontiffs are laid to rest.
Nurse Creates Free Pantry For Her Hospital
When Stacy Mason, a Virginia hospital nurse, learned that her co-workers were unable to find essential items like sanitary wipes and diapers, she created a “team cupboard.” This quickly spread across the hospital and began to include nonperishable food items and school supplies with donations coming from co-workers and the community. The hospital had created three separate pick-up and drop-off locations where people can take what they need and leave what they can spare. Mason has received several honors and awards for her efforts and humbly she appreciates them while understanding it is her honor to help others. She plans to continue the effort long after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed.
Why gratitude is good for us – and five ways to practice it this winter
For many, this winter is tinged with sadness or anxiety. Nurturing gratitude can help shift our focus to what’s positive.