It's National Hug Day here in the States, but I extend virtual hugs to friends everywhere.
(And I ain't lyin'.)
It's also the Feast of St. Agnes, so a special hug for the good Sisters of Saint Agnes who have been serving the people of Wisconsin and beyond since 1858. The sisters suffered such hardships in their earliest years that by 1861, they were reduced to only one blind sister. But the community survived and went on, like so many communities of religious women, to provide education and health care to those who needed them most. Their numbers have diminished, but not their commitment or their concern for the least of their brothers and sisters at a time when our society often turns its back on them.