ECQ again

ECQ again

By Fr. Bernard Holzer, AA


Maybe we are tired, discouraged to go back to this strict confinement.

But we are now experienced. We know what to do, how to prepare ourselves for this lockdown. Here are some tips or guidelines that we can follow:


1.     Pray, if possible, with others.

2.     Remain in touch with your family, relatives and friends: call them, text them, take care of them.

3.     Don’t use too much social media, but take time to read the Bible, to be with God who is always with his people, and especially with Jesus: “Don’t be afraid, I am with you. Believe only.” And why not read the last encyclical of Pope Francis “Fratelli Tutti” on fraternity and social friendship?

4.     Share the little you have so that your neighbor who has nothing will remain alive and well.

5.     See the good news around you and in the world: “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” (Romans 12: 15)

6.     Take care, stay safe, and observe the guidelines. Be vaccinated to protect yourself, your loved ones and the whole society.


“A worldwide tragedy like the Covid-19 pandemic momentarily revived the sense that we are a global community, all in the same boat, where one person’s problems are the problems of all. Once more we realized that no one is saved alone; we can only be saved together.” – Pope Francis (“Fratelli Tutti”, 32)


This ECQ is a time to cultivate kindness. “Those who do so become stars shining in the midst of darkness.” - Pope Francis (“Fratelli Tutti”, 222)


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