Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 15

Reflection Wisdom is not merely how to live, but how to live together. As we think about wisdom we try to understand the wisdom that should be reflected in our lives. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”. “Fear” in the sense of awe, reverence, respect and; the realization that  each of our lives is infused by…

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November 14

  Reflection “The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the center of our world and put another there, and to honor…

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November 13

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini National Call-in Day to Congress for Immigration Reform Reflection It is appropriate that on the day we remember Frances Xavier Cabrini, an immigrant and the first naturalized American citizen to be proclaimed a saint, we unite in a national call-in day to Congress in support of immigration reform. Maria Francesca Cabrini was born in Sant’ Angelo…

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November 12

Reflection We are beginning the season when the pressure to buy comes to us wrapped in the clever package of attractive advertising. Life starts to become frenzied. Stores have skipped from Halloween to Christmas trying to entice us into  believing we need more and more things. What ever happened to the chocolate turkeys of Thanksgiving? To live simply is the…

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November 11

Veterans Day  Reflection This is a day for serious reflection and deep gratitude. We ponder the question: ” When will we have the creative vision to see a world which, grown weary with fighting, moves to affirming the life of every human being and so moves beyond war?” We think of all those men and women who gave their lives…

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S. Elizabeth Hill Honored by SJC

S. Elizabeth Hill Honored by SJC

Invocation at SJC Scholarship Gala Honoring Sister Elizabeth Hill November 8, 2013 God of all being, creator, sustainer and spirit of unconditional love, we call upon your presence this evening as we honor Sister Elizabeth Hill for her dedicated service to the mission of Saint Joseph’s College. Founded in 1916 to promote higher education for women, the college met a…

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November 9

Reflection Modern science speaks of a primary potential that is the source of ongoing creation. In the blaze of energy that formed the universe, all that is has become. From that mysterious beginning everything shares its origins and is connected. We call that Mystery God, and, in God, St. Paul tells us, we live and move and have our being.…

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November 8

Reflection November is Native American Heritage Month. One of the most precious gifts which Native Americans have given to us is their deep respect for God’s creation. They remind us that nature is a gift from God to be treasured and protected. As Chief Seattle said in his eloquent address to the United States Congress in 1854, “Every part of…

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