A very Catholic typo

I post for your amusement a typo that could only happen at the library of a Catholic institution. You can see that whoever authored this page of the library handbook was an especially pious speller:

Library Hours

Did you catch it? A number of questions come to mind:Who is doing the interceding during these hours? If it's the saints, then why do they need such long breaks every night? If it's the library employees, then why do they have longer hours at the Lincoln Center campus? Do those students need more intercession than the rest? And why is no one interceding on Saturdays or Sundays?But seriously, it's kind of an inspiring typo. For whoever wrote this and proofread it, intercession is so much a part of life that the typo remained, even though it's written in the context of "regular session" and "summer session." It's even a nice way of liturgizing the academic year: we have the regular academic year and the summer session, but we need intercession all year long.(HT: C. Peppard)

Michael Peppard is associate professor of theology at Fordham University and on the staff of its Curran Center for American Catholic Studies. He is the author of The World's Oldest Church and The Son of God in the Roman World, and on Twitter @MichaelPeppard. He is a contributing editor to Commonweal.

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