- Aug 7, 2020
A Catholic parish hosted an eclipse-watching party, as parishioners and visitors wonder at God’s creation. Some travelers made their way to a field the parish owns across the street from the church. Spots were going for $10. Some stayed overnight, camping in tents or in the back of their vehicle. Others, arrived in the pre-dawn hours eager to catch the spectacle.
Most people in small towns in the United States never expect to meet an official from the Vatican. Due to its prime position for viewing the eclipse, a small town in Kentucky is receiving a visit from the man who runs the Vatican Observatory.
In the wake of the violence that erupted in Charlottesville and Barcelona in recent days, the reality of hate and division can seem overwhelming. Monday’s eclipse, however, reminds us that we all share one world, we are one human family, and we have work to do.