Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 31

Hundreth Anniversary of Birth of Thomas Merton Reflection Dear God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really

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January 30

Reflection   The first month of this year has almost passed. Where has this precious time gone? How have our lives unfolded? What of the hopes we cherished on New Years Day? Have our days passed in preoccupation and bustle?

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January 29

Reflection “Master, I want to see.”  The simple sincerity of that request holds all the pain and desire of his life.  “I want to see.”  How does that echo in the spiritual quest of each of us? There are blind

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January 28

Reflection Jesus had expectations of his apostles. They were ordinary men leading simple lives. There was nothing remarkable about them except the potential he saw. He called them to become something special and they responded…not perfectly, not without limitations, but

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Sister Frances Hagan, CSJ

  On this the Feast of the Purification, Candlemas, we celebrate the life of Sister Frances Hagan, a Sister of St. Joseph for nearly sixty-eight years. Candlemas is a feast of light, not ordinary light but the light that radiates

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January 27

Reflection “Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news of him spread throughout the whole region.” The gospel story tells us that Jesus returned to Nazareth and went to the synagogue and read these words from

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January 26

Reflection An angel is not necessarily a celestial being. The Greek term “angelos” means “messenger.” Anyone who wakes us up to be more alive, more truly ourselves, is an “angel”. We have all met messengers in this sense. They come

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Sister Margaret Patricia Ryan, CSJ

We are here today to celebrate the life of a woman who could truly be called a long-haul lover. The Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard has said that “purity of heart is to will one thing”, and Margaret Patricia

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January 25

Reflection He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him Matthew 4:12 -23 For these hardworking fishermen, this moment changed their lives forever. They left

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January 24

Reflection From our earliest conscious existence, we humans have always been drawn to God. Over the centuries, we have given God many forms and many names. Christians have found God through Jesus. In this 21st century, we know that we

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Advent Candle Lighting

Advent Candle Lighting

Join with Christians around the world in the prayerful ritual of lighting the Advent wreath.


A Child came for all of us and because of that Child
We believe that love is stronger than fear,
Peace more enduring than hate
And that darkness will never extinguish the light
We are people of hope.

(Light the first candle)

Today we light the candle of peace.
Let us pray for the peace of Christ
which is the fullness of blessing for all.
For this peace we dare to hope.

(Second candle is lit)


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