Yearly Archives: 2013

November 27

Reflection The word of God is a dynamic, impacting, powerful word that is God’s truth penetrating our minds and hearts. It is active and unfolding. If we are attentive and open, the Spirit, living and active within us, will cut through with power and purpose. Our attentive consciousness to  the presence of God uncovers and exposes our own contradictions.  We

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November 26

 Reflection Yesterday was is the UN International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. Violence affects the lives of millions of women worldwide in all socio-economic and educational classes. It cuts across cultural and religious barriers impeding the right of women to participate fully in society. Violence against women takes a dismaying variety of forms. It is perpetuated by societal

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November 25

Reflection It is not wrong to want to live better; what is wrong is a style of life which is presumed to be better when it  is directed toward “having” rather than “being” and which wants to have more not in order to be more, but in order to spend life in enjoyment as an end in itself.  It is therefore necessary to create lifestyles in

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November 24

Feast of Christ the King Reflection To the disappointment of some of his contemporaries, Jesus was not interested in being a political figure or powerful worldly leader. The passion of Jesus’ life was to bring about not his reign but the reign of God, a world in which people were united in God’s love, compassion, justice and peace.  It was

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November 23

Reflection Many lives are marked by an abundance of love talk accompanied by a great shortage of love action. The love that Jesus preaches is a love that is aware of God’s presence in other people. This love recognizes the dignity of each person and respects individuality. If we say that God’s love embraces everyone; then, our love should be

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November 22

Remembrance of Mother St. John Fontbonne Reflection Mother St. John Fontbonne was a woman who truly experienced death and rebirth. At the age of twenty-six she was elected superior of a thriving convent; at the age of thirty-four, because of the French Revolution, she was in prison facing probable execution. Caught in the political turmoil of the times, the congregation

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Not on Our Turf Workshop

“NOT ON OUR TURF” This became the new mantra for more than 120 student leaders from seventeen New York Catholic High Schools and Youth Groups who gathered at The Mary Louis Academy on Saturday, November 16.  Teen teachers/members of Project Stay Gold, as well as representatives from Homeland Security and The FBI Victim Services helped them to hear, reflect, and

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November 21

 Reflection Maturity and holiness come incrementally. We live, we experience, we choose, we fail, we succeed and gradually we become integrated. The metaphor “life’s journey” is based in reality. The Spirit within us urges us forward; we are always in the process of becoming. “Our gradual transformation is the result of choices influenced by grace and repeated over a lifetime.”

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Sister Karen Kenney,CSJ

Catherine Patricia Kenney entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 8, 1949. At Reception she received the name Sister Mary Karen. Karen earned a BA in English from St. Francis College, an MA in Ed. Deaf from the University of Buffalo. An MA in Administration from New York University and certification as a school administrator and teacher of the

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November 20

 Reflection Jesus refers to his life of self-giving in the image of the grain of wheat which dies in order to allow new life to grow. In the same passage he invites his followers to imitate him in that selfless act of love. In Jesus Christ, God brings life from death, light from darkness. We examine our own lives in

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