Our Youth

Let Them Speak: New Chapters

By Roselyn Rozario

As the temperatures continue to rise and the cold winter jackets disappear into the back of our closets, a clear distinction in fact arises: Summer is truly here.

A child cools off in a fountain on a hot summer day July 24 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo: Catholic News Service/Jeon Heon-Kyun, EPA)

With this fact comes the realization that the season of graduation has come to an end, as well. This season marks both the end and beginning of a chapter in a person’s life.

From the very first days to the very last ones, you embarked on a journey that led to a learning of life lessons, which in turn will be passed onto the world.

Though the season of graduation has come to an end, it is important to remember that life is a never-ending “season” and that this chapter that you are about to start is a new beginning.

We’re only halfway through summer, and I ask you to keep in mind the following: As you go on to build a new bridge to a better life, never forget to look back at the paths you crossed and the chapters that you have already written, whilst you forge the path ahead.


Rozario is a rising senior and attends the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights.

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