Yearly Archives: 2013

December 5

Reflection We exist through God’s unconditional gifting. Reflect on the wonder of life. We and all living things are truly marvels! To live being fully oneself, to live with integrity, to live in daily wonder at the sheer magnificence of this universe, to live in reverence for other living beings and to act with love and compassion is holy. It

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December 4

Reflection So much violence is done in the name of a judgmental God who has no mercy. Yet, Jesus, who called God “Abba”, does not teach this. Jesus reflects a loving God who can be moved with pity for us in our distress. He teaches of a God who cares, understands human troubles and confusion and can be moved with

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December 3

Reflection Advent is not a static time.  It is a time when we are called to deepen our commitment to the meaning of Jesus’ life and words. John, the Baptist, a charismatic preacher, insisted that each of us must change and center our lives and work on the renewal of our relationship with God. For ordinary people, his message was

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December 2

Reflection Today we remember three religious sisters and one laywoman who were raped murdered, and mutilated on December 2, 1980.They were accused of political actions and not supported by our own government. These American women dedicated their lives providing food, transportation and other assistance to the people who were marginalized in El Salvador. Sr. Dorothy Kazel, OSU, Jean Donovan, Sr.

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December 1

First Sunday of Advent Reflection Advent engages us in the mystery of waiting, the balance of the visible and invisible, the tangible and intangible, dormancy and life. We are approaching the winter solstice, the shortest day of our year, the day when the light and warmth of the sun is at its farthest distance from us– the beginning of winter.

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Sister Catherine Immaculate Roach, CSJ

Mary Anne Roach entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on February 2, 1941. At Reception she was given the name Sister Catherine Immaculate. Catherine earned a BA in English from St. John’s University, an MA in Speech from Columbia University, and certification in Administration from Fordham University. Catherine’s early ministries were teaching elementary school in various parishes but in 1960

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November 30

 Reflection Now that Thanksgiving Day has passed all the thoughts of gratitude we summoned need to be carried forward.  Having reflected on God’s gifts, it is time to share them without expecting something in return. It is time to continue to recognize the blessings in each passing day. We can move on with our lives, happy at having what we

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November 29

Anniversary of Dorothy Day Reflection A writer, editor and social reformer, Dorothy Day was born, in New York City on November 8, 1897. She was a radical during her time, working for such social causes as pacifism and women’s suffrage. Arrested several times for her involvement in protests, she even went on a hunger strike after being jailed for protesting

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ICCR Statement on Human Trafficking

Request for Endorsements of ICCR’s “Statement of Principles and Recommended Practices for Confronting Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. ICCR has published a guidance document entitled, “Statement of Principles and Recommended Practices for Confronting Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.” This statement will be publicly released on International Human Rights Day, December 10th, 2013. We invite faith-based organizations and congregations, non-governmental organizations,

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November 28

Thanksgiving Day Reflection Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude to God, our Creator and Provider, whose guidance and care go before us…and whose love is with us forever. Thanksgiving is a time of changing seasons, when leaves turn golden in autumn’s wake and apples are crisp in the first chill breezes of fall.Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the

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