Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 31

Reflection The Christian life is not about doing what we have to do in order to be saved. It is about realizing that God loves us already and living in this relationship. It is about being intentional about a deepening

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Sister Ruth Francis Devitt, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Ruth Francis Devitt, a Sister of Saint Joseph for nearly seventy-seven years. Almost ninety five years ago, Ruth was born of Ruth and Francis Devitt in Brooklyn where she was educated and entered our

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July 30

Reflection Spirituality is for the hatching of the heart. Whatever helps to open our hearts to the reality of the sacred is what we should be engaged in. This awareness leads to an image of the Christian life very different

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Women of Destiny

Sister Jane Reilly, CSJ and Helen Moss, a Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY Associate were featured on the internet show “Women of Destiny” on July 25, 2015.

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July 29

Reflection Only when we see ourselves, humans, as part of creation rather than as the crown of creation, will we ever be able to come anywhere close to really grasping the greatness of God and God’s gifts to us. Only

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July 28

Reflection Each of us is a work-in-progress. We are challenged to become all we are meant to be as God’s beloved sons and daughters. We are co-creators of the Great Work of the universe. By attuning ourselves to what in

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July 27

Reflection Climate change is a global problem with grave implications. . . It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day. . .A great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us, and it will demand that

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July 26

Reflection Where can we buy enough food for them to eat? John 6:1-15 The scriptures today remind us that all people are meant to share in the bounty of food produced in our world. In the readings for the day,

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July 25

Reflection Prayer is the language of seekers. A life centered in God is not acquired by osmosis. One does not find God without looking, becoming aware, and then asking for a depth of understanding. A seeker is intuitive but also

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July 24

Reflection Young children question the “why” of reality. They question and their imaginations supersede logical thought. Their most clear learning seems to come from images and stories. Perhaps through questioning the why of reality and imagining alternate realities, we can

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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.

Prayer

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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