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“In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” - Jn 16:33

Situation Explained
Ever feel like sometimes life just “doesn’t make sense…?”

Solution Offered
Why do “bad things happen to good people”?
Why did Murphy have to have a law?
Why is it “always in the last place you look”?
Why does “good news” always have to come with bad news?
Why can’t you sleep when you are really overtired?
Why does the drive-thru get your order wrong when you are most hungry?
Why is it you don’t realize the batteries in the flashlight are dead until the power goes out?

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The meeting with a nun working as a hospital nurse transformed the life of a young agnostic forever

Extracts from the ”Letter to a nun” which the writer published in “Christian Writings” in 1979. The text is taken from Ferdinando Castelli, "”Sentinels of the absolute" (Ancora, 2012).

Dear Sister, I do not know if you will ever have the chance to read this letter. I don’t even know, if while reading it, you will be able to recognize yourself in it: I don’t remember your name nor the name of the order to which you belonged. Furthermore in your life as a nursing sister you will have had many similar meeting such as the one with me, and what I am about to tell you, though exceptional for me but normal for you cannot have left a particular impression in your memory. I can describe only two specific things, a place and a date. The date was March 1953 and the place was the Villa delle Querce in Naples, a private clinic situated halfway between the Archaeological Museum  and the district of Vomero.

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"Our relationships with one another should be marked by a love that bears all, believes all and hopes for all, a love that is neither conceited nor jealous, which hurts no one, nor is embittered or resentful. It is never discouraged but remains patient and kind. It rejoices with others and shares their suffering. It is with this kind of love that we should help and support one another." (OWL, 90)