Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 7

Reflection A spirit of unity helps us learn to respect differences and celebrate diversity in creation. To be united means to live in harmony with other people. It is about affirming commonalities. Unity means working for a common cause with those around the globe, realizing that when one person gains, we all gain, and when one suffers, we all suffer.

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JoAnn Squitieri Welcomed to CSJs

A Celebration of Welcome was held at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church for  JoAnn Squitieri on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Sister Helen Kearney, President and Sister Mary Walsh, Director of Formation are pictured here with JoAnn. JoAnn was welcomed by the members of the community with whom she will live at St. Nicholas Convent and Sisters who have been significant

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January 6

Reflection The word enthusiasm is derived from the roots en — in or within — and theos — God. It means having God within or being one with God. People with this gift carry a special kind of energy. They bring warmth and feeling to their relationships and vigor and freshness to their activities. Enthusiasm is invigorating. It helps you

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January 5

Feast of the Epiphany Reflection Epiphany is the revelation of God to us. The word epiphany comes from the Greek meaning “to shine light upon, or, to make visible”. The feast of the Epiphany commemorates the revelation of Christ to all nations. It teaches that Christianity is universal not in the sense that all people must become Christian, but that

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January 4

Reflection God’s abiding presence will be within us in every hour of this new year encouraging our desire that the light of Christ might shine through us. It is a time for new beginnings, unexpected surprises, and the renewal of the joy of living life fully. We trust that this year will be a graced time, a time to grow in

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January 3

Reflection Each new moment has the potential of being a fresh beginning, a moment of developing personal harmony and peace, a time for creating the future. We know that today’s decisions shape tomorrow’s outcomes and that living each moment the best way we can helps to create a widening circle of harmony in our world. The days and weeks to

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January 2

Reflection The future is full of promise, Holy Mystery, if only because we discern your forces of evolution at work everywhere. Every opening daffodil, every growing child every glimmer of human enlightenment, every bodily process of healing– tells us the future is not fearsome but is full of promise. Your face is hidden, your name unknown: still we turn to

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January 1

World Day of Peace Reflection To be God’s instrument of peace is to be empty of all obstacles to peace, to relate to all others without prejudice, anger, jealousy, greed or violence. It is to meet others, human and non-human, with goodwill, care, concern and a desire to heal the wounds and differences of the past. The biblical vision of

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