Nancy Linenkugel has been a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio, since 1968 and writes blogs for her community's website. She is an alumna of Xavier University's Master's of Health Services Administration Program and previously served as its director. She was president and CEO of Providence Hospital and Providence Health System from 1986 to 2001.

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COVID-19 darkness covers the earth — like glitter

COVID-19 is teensy particles that go all over and spread, just like glitter. An anonymous description I read is this: "Picture us around a table, making individual crafts. One of us is using glitter. How many projects have glitter?" (They all do, since glitter spreads. Everywhere.)

Society is a traffic roundabout — or it should be

Demographics don't matter in a roundabout. Not wealth or race or political party or creed. We're all just cars united in the brief activity of negotiating an intersection.

Which oven are you?

A job interview question sparked a lively conversation about imagining ourselves as functional kitchen appliances.

An unchanging night sky and an enduring prayer

St. Francis wrote "The Canticle of the Creatures" in the early 13th century; 795 years later, I joined him in thinking about the night sky in its changelessness and with its "precious and beautiful" stars.