Monthly Archives: November 2014

November 30

First Sunday of Advent Reflection As we approach the winter solstice, we are experiencing the darkest days of the year. Once the solstice occurs, earth begins its journey back toward the sun, and, even as we face the barren, cold days of winter, little by little, the days become longer. Light returns. The season of Advent reflects this experience of…

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November 29

Anniversary of Dorothy Day Reflection A writer, editor and social reformer, Dorothy Day was born, in New York City on November 8, 1897. She was a radical during her time, working for such social causes as pacifism and women’s suffrage. Arrested several times for her involvement in protests, she even went on a hunger strike after being jailed for protesting…

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November 28

Reflection As you prepare for the holiday season, do you long to reconnect with the holiness that is the root of the word “holidays”? Does it strike you as odd that people are programmed to rush to stores at ungodly hours to buy some item that has been specially priced and hyped as indispensable? This is the season when the…

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November 27

Thanksgiving Day Reflection   Thankfulness is much more than saying thank you. Thankfulness is a way to experience the world, a way to perceive, a way to be surprised. Thankfulness is having open eyes and a short distance between the eyes and the heart. Those who possess the virtue of gratitude are truly rich. They not only know they have…

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November 26

Reflection If we are attentive and open, the Spirit, living and active within us, will become a conscious awareness in the midst of life’s demands. We are not alone; we have a God who lives in and with us. Life without searching for God’s presence, either consciously or unconsciously, leads us to live a life that is neither complete nor…

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Csjs Welcome Presidents Action on Immigration

Csjs Welcome Presidents Action on Immigration

The Sisters of St. Joseph Justice Committee is among those in many religious congregations that have worked very consistently for a change in immigration policy. Along with LCWR, we consider the President’s Executive  Action a positive  first step. We join with the many Faith Organizations and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in encouraging the President to continue taking…

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November 25

Reflection Today is the UN International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. Violence affects the lives of millions of women worldwide in all socio-economic and educational classes. It cuts across cultural and religious barriers impeding the right of women to participate fully in society. Violence against women takes a dismaying variety of forms. It is perpetuated by societal customs,…

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November 23

Reflection   When did we see you a stranger and welcome you? Matthew 25:35\   Immigration reform has become a matter of faith for many of us in churches around the country. In Matthew 25, Jesus clearly instructs his followers to “welcome the stranger.” He goes further to say, “as you have done to the least of these, you have…

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November 22

Remembrance of Mother St. John Fontbonne Refounder of the Sisters of St. Joseph Reflection   Mother St. John Fontbonne was a woman who truly experienced death and rebirth. At the age of twenty-six she was elected superior of a thriving convent; at the age of thirty-four, because of the French Revolution, she was in prison facing probable execution. Caught in…

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