Monthly Archives: October 2013

October 31

Halloween Reflection Halloween reminds us that though we can behold eternity in the dark vault of the sky, we are not eternal.  In embracing the darkness, in celebrating death and the monsters of the night, it also commands us to

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Varick Ten Reform Rally

“Varick Ten” Immigration Advocates Block Traffic and Call on House GOP to Stop Blocking Reform In Act of Civil Disobedience, Ten (including Susan Wilcox, CSJ) are Arrested Outside Varick St. Detention Center Capping off a month of renewed momentum around

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October 30

Reflection To be spiritual is to have an abiding respect for the great mysteries of life — the profound distinctiveness of other souls, the strange beauty of nature and the animal world, the ineffable complexity of our inner selves, the

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October 29

Reflection One year ago we experienced what is rare for us In our part of this country: the full capacity for destruction in a disrupted climate. Superstorm Sandy claimed more than 180 lives and can be blamed for at least

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October 28

   Reflection   Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. Eph 4:15   If we take this text from Paul and look

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Pilgrimage for Immigrants

  Sisters of St. Joseph joined a pilgrimage with several other groups to consecrate the afternoon of October 27 to solidarity with immigrants. The pilgrimage started at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church in Wyandanch and ended with a prayer

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October 27

Reflection Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. Lk 18:9-14 A problem arises when we are confident in our own righteousness. We can become smug to the point of despising

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October 26

Reflection Jesus offers two images of his expectations for his followers: salt and light. Salt in a small amount flavors the whole in an invisible way. Light banishes darkness and makes our vision clear. Both make a difference when they

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October 25

 Reflection As our lives seem to be speeding by, we sometimes experience moments that are signals to us of our deep desire for union with the Mystery we call God. In the midst of a happy and satisfied life, there

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October 24

United Nations Day Reflection WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights,

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