Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 14

Reflection “May I glimpse the image of God deep within me, the threads of eternal glory woven into every man and woman. May I catch sight of the mystery of the human spirit fashioned in your likeness…and in glimpsing these threads of light…let me be recalled to the strength and beauty of your image in every living being.” Celtic Benedictions

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January 13

Reflection As integrated persons, human beings worship not only in mind and spirit but also in body. As whole persons, we have a natural tendency to act out or solemnize our deepest experiences. Our prayer is enriched by ritual. When we pray alone, we each have our own private rituals. They may be as simple as lighting a candle or sitting

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January 12

Reflection Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. Mathew 3:13   “If we could find a historically certain incident in which Jesus made a choice between two or more alternatives, we should have a very important clue to the direction of his thinking. This we have at the beginning of all the gospels:

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Sister Mary Catherine Leclair, CSJ

Catherine LeClair entered the congregation on September 8, 1947. At reception, she was given the name Sister Mary Catherine. Mary Catherine’s ministry was in the area of education both in elementary and secondary schools. She held a degree in Business from St. John’s University and an MS in Business from Hunter College. Our congregation was founded and deeply influenced by

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Fontbonne Students Fight Sex Trafficking

Click below to read this article about the justice work of students at Fontbonne Hall. http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/fontbonne-hall-students-fight-sex-trafficking-2014-01-09-170000#.UtFrNtVqGE4.aolmail

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January 11

Reflection All of us know our beautiful green planet is in danger. We act as if our daily lives have nothing to do with the condition of the world. We are like sleepwalkers not knowing what we are doing or where we are heading. We need a kind of collective awakening. There are men and women who have awakened but

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Sister Patricia Ann Lawless, CSJ

Patricia Ann Lawless entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 8, 1957 and at Reception she received the name Sister Mary Laurentine. Her early ministries were as a teacher in the elementary schools of the Diocese. Meanwhile, she earned a BS in Education at Brentwood College, an MS in Science Teaching at Syracuse University, an MS in Education at

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January 10

Reflection We are living in a time when we need to be creative. We think of creative people as those who are gifted and able to produce beauty effortlessly. Yet, creativity requires courage. It means taking what is ordinary and presenting it from a different perspective and in a new arrangement. It is transformed into a new thing, a change

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January 9

 January 5 -11 is National Migration Week Reflection When we look at the world with the “eye of love we see that we humans are brothers and sisters not strangers and enemies; all else on the earth is given to all of us for our common good and our responsible stewardship…we find our lives by losing them in love of

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January 8

Reflection In a culture like ours where we celebrate  individualism, we who are used to being independent and self-sufficient need to realize that we are also interdependent. We need people who can broaden our vision of ways in which we can reach out to people in our community and be agents of healing in our world. We need those who

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