Monthly Archives: October 2013

October 5

National Day for Dignity and Respect Reflection Today is the National Day for Dignity and Respect and marches and rallies for immigration reform are planned in over 60 cities “Since its founding, the United States has received immigrants from around the world who have found opportunity and safe haven in a new land. The labor, values, and beliefs of immigrants…

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October 4

Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi Reflection  Francis of Assisi astounded and inspired people by taking the gospel seriously.  He actually tried to live what Jesus preached and to do it with joy and without boundaries. Francis gave up every material thing he had so that he would be totally free to say. For a time he was considered to…

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October 2

International Day of Nonviolence Gandhi’s Birthday The name “Gandhi” is synonymous with peace and non-violence. He believed in nonviolent protest and became a symbol of peaceful resistance. Gandhi endured imprisonments without trial, and fasted for weeks on end to purify both his own motives and those of others in the movement of independence for India. During the civil unrest following…

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October 1

St. Therese of Lisieux Reflection Therese lived and taught a spirituality of relationship. She tried to relate to everyone and everything intently and with love. Her spirituality was a manner of doing the ordinary with extraordinary love. “What matters in life,” she wrote, “is not great deeds, but great love.” She believed that just as a child becomes involved in…

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