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June 14, 2021, by Jay Brown, CEO, Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Imagine walking quietly at night, holding your child tightly to your chest, praying he won’t wake up and cry. The bag slung across your back holds a blanket, a little money and some food — maybe enough for three days if you’re lucky. You’re exhausted and the bag is heavy. Your shoulders and legs ache, but you keep walking toward safety. This must be similar to what the Blessed Mother experienced 2,000 years ago. Knowing her homeland was no longer safe for her newborn, Jesus, she packed what she had and fled to safety in Egypt. One of Jesus’ first earthly experiences was that of a refugee. The Holy Family’s flight into Egypt is a path that millions of families…


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