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Let Them Speak, In Tales: “Universal Faith”

“The Sacred Heart of Jesus” by Stephen B. Whatley

By Roselyn Rozario

Allison stared out the window, lost in her thoughts. It was not common for people to wonder what was wrong with her, unbeknownst to the fact that she was simply a pensive person – thinking hard about something, or everything. And more often than not, her face was left with no expression, lacking a melancholy attitude.

She thought that the universe is considerably large, so it can be intimidating to imagine how small the Earth is compared to it – filled with stars, planets and solar systems.

And so similarly the thought of the beginning of the school year seemed daunting; stepping into the unknown. It can make anyone feel resigned and sentimental. This was especially true in Allison’s case. But the black hole that she felt in her heart when she thought of such things was always filled with her attention to her faith. It’s often that Allison likes to feel as though she is devoted to her faith.

However, she wouldn’t go as far as to say that she is old-fashioned and traditional, but she still maintains what is important: her faith and her love for her faith. Because, in fact, when Allison is with her faith, she no longer feels so small in this universe.

So, the next time the beginning of a new chapter in your life feels unnerving, remember your faith, and the year that once looked so daunting will no longer look unconquerable.


Rozario is a junior and a member of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights.

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