Marcia Ziska, OSB, Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS
As we celebrate a Thanksgiving unlike any we've ever known, we are also preparing to move into the season of Advent.
This year Advent, with its wreath of evergreen and four candles, will arrive in the midst of a world navigating a pandemic that has left many hearts burdened. Too many families face Thanksgiving and the coming holiday season with sorrow and dread. Thousands of families have lost loved ones from Covid-19, many people are without work, some among us suffer from depression or loneliness. Still others have aching hearts due to lack of touch, a hug, or seeing family members.