Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 31

Reflection We who are alive today are prophets of a new way, tellers of a new story where God dwells not on some heavenly throne but in every breath of living things. We are Divinity breathing Itself into the world – the Source enfleshed in marrow and bone. We who are alive today are creating tomorrow with our thoughts and…

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May 30

Reflection As recorded in scripture, Jesus final words to his disciples–to us–are both challenging and exciting: “You will be my witnesses.” This is our task: to be true witnesses. But to be a true witness means that we may have to stand for what is just but not necessarily safe or acceptable, to be firm in conscience, and to work…

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May 29

Feast of the Ascension Reflection On this day we do not observe a departure as much as we celebrate a presence. The eyes of faith see the hope and scope of Christ’s power He is with us always. The humanity of Jesus is always and everywhere our way to God.  “This created human nature is the indisputable and permanent gateway…

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May 28

UN Day of International Peacekeepers Reflection There is a desire for peace in the hearts of all people. In wars it is not the leaders or deciders for war that suffer. It is the innocents, the men and women who are called to the military, the women and children who are caught in the violence and destruction of war. War…

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May 27

Reflection Reverence recognizes and honors the presence of the sacred in everything — our bodies, other people, animals, plants, rocks, the earth, and the waters. It is an appropriate stance since, if we believe all exists in the Holy Mystery that sustains the universe, nothing is too trivial for reverence. All that is has an essential goodness. Reverence is a…

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May 26

Memorial Day Reflection “According to tradition this is a day to remember those who have fallen in US wars.  The stated goals of these wars were peace, democracy, freedom and justice. But what has really happened?  In spite of all the wars that have taken thousands of our soldiers and millions of innocents, especially children, the world is still at…

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May 25

 Reflection I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. John 14:15-21   I will not leave you orphaned.” At some point we all want or even need to hear these words. They speak directly to some of our greatest fears and challenges; abandonment and isolation, loneliness, vulnerability. They remind us that we are not destined to walk…

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Sister Rose Sheridan, CSJ

We celebrate the life of a woman of courage, integrity and vision, Sister Rose Sheridan, Charlotte, a Sister of Saint Joseph for nearly 63 years. The mission of our congregation is the mission of Jesus who healed, redeemed and liberated all who were excluded, dominated or deprived of basic human rights and dignity. Jesus brought unconditional love into the world…

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May 24

  Reflection The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from every face; the reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth… Isaiah 25:6-10a In a world of poverty and injustice, Isaiah envisions a God who provides for everyone generously. In a world of division, Isaiah believes in a God who saves us – a God with…

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May 23

Reflection “Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.” Most of us average folks don’t really have what we can classify as enemies. We all have people we don’t particularly like and who may not like us. We all have those who annoy us or aggravate us. There are people in our lives whose personalities grate on us…

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