Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 13

Reflection Courage, strength and endurance are among the complex components of what is called fortitude. Reasoned and reasonable, it allows us to overcome fear and to remain steady in the face of obstacles. Fortitude inspires hope and gives us the tenacity to get through difficult, dangerous or heart-breaking times. It shows itself in the moral courage to act as justice

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June 12

Reflection Knowledge is more than an accumulation of facts. Through this gift, we can discern the sacred purpose in our lives and in all life. We intuit the meaning of God’s revelation especially as expressed in the life and words of Jesus Christ. Knowledge enables us to understand creation as a revelation which leads to God. It helps us to

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June 11

Reflection Counsel is wisdom in action. It is the result of wisdom offering direction. Counsel is the gift that heals, advises and suggests, that points the way. Counsel is practical and real; it encourages and cautions. We receive counsel through our parents, friends, and spiritual advisors. Through counsel, the Spirit speaks to the heart and enlightens us to judge rightly

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June 10

Reflection The gift of the Spirit called understanding helps us to see the world beyond the accepted view. Understanding involves intellectual knowledge but it is also rooted in practical insight. Through understanding, we see ourselves within the larger context of creation. It brings a spirit of love and compassion that sees the person as always more important than the rule,

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June 9

Reflection After Pentecost we often reflect on what are known as the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord. These are evidences of how persons can live if they are in union with the Spirit of God. Wisdom involves the ability to see the big picture with a sense of proportion.

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June 8

Pentecost Reflection “Pentecost is the wonderful story of God’s Spirit always present, always active in human development and given total and free expression in human form by Jesus of Nazareth. It is the amazing story of people coming to awareness through reflection on the life of Jesus that the same Spirit who moved in him moved in them. They realized

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June 7

 Reflection The Holy Spirit is Jesus’ “first gift to those who believe, to complete his work on earth, and bring us the fullness of grace”. They were not to be survivors reminiscing until death about those few glorious years he was with them. To let the vision die in the memories of old men was not acceptable. Jesus was about

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June 6

70th Anniversary of D Day, June 6, 1944 Reflection Frail, old men with weathered hands stand, Alone, lost on the wide sandy beaches, Each turning back his rusty mind clock Piercing the veil of memories When they were young, anxious and terrified, Boy-soldiers in battle fighting for their lives, Experiencing the gamut of fear and death Watching friends died horribly,

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June 5

World Environment Day Reflection On Christmas Eve, 1968, the astronauts of Apollo 8 did a live broadcast from lunar orbit.  So Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, William Anders — the first humans to orbit the moon -– described what they saw, and they read Scripture from the Book of Genesis to the rest of us back here.  And later that night,

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June 4

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression Reflection Every year on 4 June this day is observed all over the world to highlight the issue of violent behavior against children. The purposes of this day are to raise global awareness towards the sufferings of physically and psychologically abused children and to protect the rights of children to live fearless,

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