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June 2020

What is Arising from this Holy Disquietude?

by Jayne Helmlinger, CSJ - LCWR President

Just after Easter, as I sat looking out my bedroom window, I could see the signs of spring vividly blooming in the bougainvillea, gazanias, hibiscus, and many other flowers whose names I don’t know! This beauty was a bit disquieting to me as I sat with the growing river of feelings that continually swirl within.

Within eyesight of my bedroom is St. Joseph Hospital in Orange; I hear the sirens bringing the newly COVID-infected to the emergency room. Just across the street from our hospital is CHOC – Children’s Hospital of Orange County. I wonder, is it my imagination or am I hearing the swirling sounds of the helicopter as it lands on top of the hospital much more than what I used to experience before this pandemic. (To continue reading, download PDF document below.)


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