Graduations are coming and going, my own included. While packing up my things and preparing to leave and seeing my peers do the same, I had a sense of excitement but also one of trepidation, maybe even fear. Leaving what you've come to know and love to start a new adventure causes a mixture of feelings so intense that it's hard to tell which is which. An empty dorm room, goodbye hugs from friends, and looking out the window as the place you've lived for 4 years brings up so many emotions, and I know there are many other new graduates who feel the same. However, Catholics, myself included, have a great advantage over this fear of new beginnings and the worry that anxiety over failure can bring when entering into the workforce or graduate studies, religious life, or marriage. We know that God is guiding us. We know that trust in Him goes farther than trust in anyone else, even our parents and even ourselves! Imagine a world where you enter the unknown without belief in anything - that's even scarier than entering the unknown at all! God truly is our rock. In a world where everything is constantly changing, where stability seems to lessen every day, the faithful have a solid to fall back on, a solid that we know won't give away, no matter what tries to break it. We have the saints, we have Our Lady, we have our guardian angels - we are completely surrounded, and not with fear, but with love. So, as we leave behind the old and start the new, let us always keep in mind that our fear can be offered up, can be given to God. When we rely on Him, there's nothing to be afraid of. To all of those who have recently graduated, moved, started school, started a new job - blessings to you. We are praying for you and you are surrounded with the love of God and the prayers of the Church Triumphant.