Monthly Archives: August 2017

August 21

Reflection This 21st day of August 2017, the sun will disappear from the sky across the United States. Soon after, hopefully, it will return. But we’ve not always been so sure that it will — and that’s one of the reasons that

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August 20

Reflection “What happened in Charlottesville is much more than a dispute about statues and history. Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism that white Americans try mightily to ignore, hide or rationalize. Charlottesville is a visceral reminder that we can’t

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August 19

Reflection We are continually waiting to become, to discover, to complete, to fulfill. Hope, struggle, fear, expectation and fulfillment are all part of our life experience. The world is not as just, not as loving, not as whole as we

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Sisters of St. Joseph Statement on the Events in Charlottesville.

We, Sisters of Saint Joseph of Brentwood, New York, profess that everyone is born into the family of God and is created equal in God’s sight.   This vision and mission calls us to be in union with God whose power,

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August 18

 Reflection The Spirit of God is always the Spirit of communion with our human sisters and brothers and with the whole of creation. We are called to an awareness of our emergence from the same Source and kinship with all

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August 17

Reflection To be absorbed in one’s own safety, needs and comfort while others suffer is not only selfish and self-absorbed but a rejection of the values we claim to espouse. Artificial focus on differences, feelings of superiority, and unwillingness to

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August 16

Reflection The picture of Jesus we find in the early Christian scriptures can be a model for us no matter what our particular faith tradition or philosophy. There we read about the life and teachings of one who saw and

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August 15

Reflection  “My spirit rejoices in God my savior” This is not a superficial joy but is written against the whole canvas of the world’s pain. It is messianic joy, paschal joy, aware of the struggle unto death yet hopeful that

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August 14

Reflection The rhetoric of the past weeks about nuclear conflict has been upsetting. The fact that such a catastrophe is even regarded as a possibility is unbelievable! The world lives in a common state of peril, yet, we go about

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August 13

Reflection Whoever says, “I love God,” but hates his brother is a liar. 1 John 4:19-20 The hatred, bigotry and violence of the far-right, white supremacist groups gathered in Charlottesville do not represent who we are as God’s people or

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