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Sophia (Mason ’09) Feingold
Sophia (Mason ’09) Feingold

In a recent story in the National Catholic Register, alumna author Sophia (Mason ’09) Feingold laments the “helplessness” that Americans may feel over the war and tragedy in Ukraine. “There is little that we can do politically right now to influence a resolution,” she writes. “In the meantime, people are dying and will continue to die, and millions of people have been displaced from their homes through no fault of their own.”

So Mrs. Feingold — a wife and mother of four, who later this month will defend her dissertation to earn a doctorate in English at The Catholic University of America— calls Christians to the three Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting, and, most especially, almsgiving. To that end, she suggests some charitable endeavors to support displaced refugees, as well as to provide relief to those left behind.

For Mrs. Feingold’s reflections, and to contribute to the worthy causes she recommends, see her article: Ukrainian Rhapsody — Almsgiving in the Time of Lent.