Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 30

Reflection In our reading, we can find all sorts of lists that outline the qualities of adulthood. They tell us to manage our emotions, to act with greater self-confidence, to enhance our personal development and not to exploit or harm other people. There is one important deficiency. Most ignore the context in which we live, the fact that we are

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September 29

Reflection For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your friends, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Matthew 43:48  It is so easy to accept and relate to people who like us.

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September 28

Reflection Your ways make known to me; teach me your paths, Psalm 25 “…the gospel is not given to tell us what we already know. Rather, the gospel is given to tell us what we do not know or what we have forgotten, and that is who we are, sons and daughters of the One from whom all things come.

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Sister Elizabeth Gilhooley, CSJ

We welcome all who have known and loved Sister Elizabeth Gilhooley, a Sister of Saint Joseph for nearly 70 years. Our congregation was founded in the 17th century France where poverty, domination and violence precipitated the French revolution. Our first sisters realized that the persons who suffered most were the poor, and those who struggled with the human condition under

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September 27

Reflection “Loneliness is a poignant homing instinct, like that of migratory birds. It guides us back towards this assurance: We are not meant to live cut off from each other, from ourselves, or from the Universal Reality which gives us life. We are meant to dwell in love, which is a wholehearted “yes” to belonging…We may be tempted to feel

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September 26

Reflection “Where does revelation come from these days? Not burning bushes. Not voices in the sky…Revelation comes quietly in times of stillness when one ponders how to be of use. Revelations comes in the interaction of compassion and the daily news. Revelation rises up in the response to injustice—as it rose up in Moses, in Jesus, in Harriet Tubman, Mahatma

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September 25

Rosh Hashanah Reflection Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, is the beginning of 10 days of soul searching and repentance. It is good for all of us to have periods of time when we can examine our deepest longings and correct the course of our lives. The themes of the High Holy Days are meant to create

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September 24

Reflection Jesus taught an over-riding concern for our neighbor’s welfare.  He instructed us to care about others as much as we care about ourselves. The world would work so much better if each of us did in it our own sphere. Instead of being divided or malicious, we would put the best interpretation on everything our neighbors did or said,

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September 23

Autumn Equinox Reflection   There is poignancy to autumn. This is the time of harvest, the time to let go of the gifts that have been developed. The plants have achieved their fullness and now they offer their fruits and drop their seeds. The trees, whose new green announced springtime, lose their green and reveal the brilliant oranges, reds and

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CSJs at the People’s Climate March

More than 400,000 people, including many Sisters of St. Joseph, co-ministers, and CSJ school students showed up in the streets of New York on Sunday, Sept. 21st to voice the loudest, strongest, clearest call for action on climate change the world has ever seen.There’s never been a march for climate justice close to that size before. The best part is, the People’s

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