Ave Crux, Spes Unica!

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We began our new homeschool year last week on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. ✝️ We read in our morning time a reflection on the feast by St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross where she states, “The world is in flames.” 🔥

The world indeed is in flames. Our area is still in the midst of Hurricane Ida recovery. Many families are still struggling to find housing. And as told on the evening news: Covid-19. Haitian refuges are at the US-Mexican border seeking asylum. Abortion clinics have waiting lists. Space is being militarized with a stylish army. A family was killed by a remote-controlled drone. And on and on…

The world is in flames, and yet we homeschool. The world is in flames, and yet we read. The world is in flames, and yet we enjoy an afternoon at the park. The world is in flames, and yet we love. The world is in flames, yet we live. ✝️🔥🌎🕊❤📚

Ave crux, spes unica! Hail to the cross, our only hope! ✝️

Author Danielle Bennette Dukes (B.S., Early Childhood Education, Florida A & M University) has homeschooled her six children from birth and is a native New Orleanian. She is married to her college sweetheart, Dion Dukes. She is a co-founder and former board member of Nyansa Classical Community and a graduate of Circe Institute’s Apprenticeship program. She guides and directs her children and families of all backgrounds to integrate their faith and knowledge to cultivate Christian culture.

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