Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 21

Summer Solstice Reflection Today is the beginning of summer. In our hemisphere, earth is becoming its ripest and most lush. It is a time of deeper connection with the four basic elements: fire, water, air and earth. The fire of the sun reaches across 93 million miles to touch our skin, warm the soil, bless the growth of plants and

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June 20

Reflection The world envisions peace as the absence of war.  Jesus’ vision of shalom is far more embracing than that. In Hebrew there are no one-word translations; rather, every word has shades. and depths of meaning. The shalom of Jesus reaches into the very nature of God’s bond with creation, with our human nature and the nature of the universe.  Jesus gives

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Sister Adele Morgan, CSJ

We come together on this last day of spring to celebrate the life of Sister Adele Marie Morgan, a Sister of Saint Joseph for sixty-nine years. As we anticipate the warmth of summer that will enable flowers and crops to flourish we can see a parallel in Adele’s life. After teaching young children she pursued the study of religious education

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June 19

Reflection When situations became blatantly contrary to his values, Jesus expressed his outrage. He called the religious leaders “whited sepulchers” and Herod a “fox”. He threw the buyers and sellers out of the temple. In the face of clear injustices, he did not remain passive or continue to live comfortably. And then, there are we who claim to believe in

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June 18

 Reflection We have been baptized and we call ourselves Christian, yet how do we reflect the message of the Christ we claim to follow? Christ saw situations as they were and was not afraid to speak the truth. He knew what it was to be poor and homeless and so he had a compassionate welcoming heart. He did not despise

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June 17

Reflection The distinctions that we make in our human relationships do not apply when we put them in the eyes of God. We divide one another by race, skin color, nationality, and language. In God’s view all people are one. We divide one another socially, ethnically, educationally and economically. In God’s vision it does not matter whether we are rich

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June 16

Reflection At some point point in our spiritual development, we become reluctant to act in ways contrary to the spirit of God out of love rather than out of fear. Fear of the Lord is based in awe that is joyful rather than frightening. It gives us a sense of the greatness of God and sparks in us a sense

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June 15

Trinity Sunday  Reflection The essential nature of God is about relatedness and the capacity to relate, and the propensity and power to relate is, in fact, the very essence of God.  God becomes meaningful in the very process of relating.  God’s revelation or self-disclosure is, in essence, an invitation to mutuality…. In the plain but profound language of the Christian

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June 14

Reflection We live out the two great commandments not because they are commandments but because of our belief in the loving Spirit of God and love for our brothers and sisters in God. A person who lives in the spirit of true piety does not live by pious platitudes and superficial practices but in the firm conviction that God is

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Sister Esther Mary De Rosa, CSJ

Today we celebrate the life of Esther Mary De Rosa, a Sister of St. Joseph for nearly sixty-six years. Esther knew her God and that influenced everything she did. In all of her endeavors Esther reflected a deep faith and joy in knowing the power of God’s love in her life. Rsther earned a BA at St. Francis College and

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