Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 22

Reflection Unity refers to living in harmony with other people. It means working for a common cause with those around the globe who know that when one person gains, all gain, and when one fails, all fail. We are crafting unity when we build communities. Unity is about affirming commonalities. It can lead to actions demonstrating your solidarity with others.

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September 21

Reflection Are you envious because I am generous? Matthew 20:1-16 Envy cannot recognize the gifts of others and denies them respect. It cannot see clearly; its eyes remain shut. In order to approach God, who is total generosity, this attitude cannot be part of us. To move beyond this, we need to realize that it has never been about what

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Faith leaders urge communities to embrace immigrant children

Nuns, rabbis, Muslim leaders and church officials Friday urged Long Islanders to embrace the hundreds of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally to try to reunite with relatives here. The combination interfaith prayer service and news conference in Wyandanch was organized partly in response to public outrage over a proposal to temporarily house some of the children

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September 20

Reflection We and all living things are truly marvels! Reflect on the wonder of life. To live being fully oneself, to live with integrity, to live in daily wonder at the sheer magnificence of this universe, to live in reverence for other living beings and to act with love and compassion is holy. Each of us is meant to be

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Sister Eileen Gildea, CSJ

Eileen Catherine Gildea entered the Sisters of Saint Joseph on September 8, 1954. At Reception, she received the name Sister Mary Elias. Eileen’s ministry was in education both as an elementary school teacher and then a principal at Holy Cross Scchool, and later as an assistant principal at The Mary Louis Academy. She was prepared for these ministries by earning

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September 19

Reflection From time to time in human history our world is threatened by circumstances so dire that the people unite in the cause of common survival. This will happen again this Sunday as thousands of people gather in New York City in a march demanding world leaders to act to reverse climate change. “Now comes the threat of climate crisis

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September 18

Reflection Be gentle…when you touch bread. Let it not lie…uncared for, unwanted. So often…bread is taken for granted. There is such beauty in bread; beauty of sun and soil, beauty of patient toil. Wind and sun have caressed it. Christ often blessed it. Be gentle…when you touch bread. Discovered next to a loaf of bread, tucked in an alcove at

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September 17

Feast of Hildegarde of Bingen Reflection According to both biblical and extra-biblical sources, during the first several centuries of the early church, the involvement of women was strong. Historically we know that they did all types of apostolic work and had apostolic influence. The letters of Paul reveal the names of many women who were active disciples. This changed as

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Jubilee Celebration 50 and 60 Years of Service

On September 13, 2014. there was a joyful celebration of those Sisters who had entered the Congregation in 1954 and 1964.  The liturgy Presider was Rev. Mark Hallinan, SJ and the homilist was Eileen Myles, a former member of the 1964 group. An overflow Chapel of relatives and friends attended. After the liturgy, there was a Reception in the Convent

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September 16

Reflection The sensitivity to and recognition of the sacred in nature fills us with peace. An inheritance from our primitive ancestors, this connection with nature lies deep within us. It was the primary revelation of God. The the natural world opens us to the experience of God. It provides moments of serenity and union. Beauty is everywhere just waiting to

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