Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 6

Reflection January 6 ends the twelve days of Christmas with the traditional date for the Feast of the Epiphany. An epiphany is a sudden realization of something, an understanding usually connected with an experience. In liturgical language, the Epiphany is the revelation of God to us. It is God shining through our human experiences. This is a challenge because often

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Sister Rosemary Lesser, CSJ

  Sister Rosemary Lesser, CSJ died on January 4, 2015 in the 65th year of her religious life. She was a Sister of Saint Joseph for sixty-seven years. Her faith was nourished first by her parents, Catherine and Harold. Rosemary was faithful to her call to religious life. She came to know the power of God’s unconditional love in her life and

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January 5

National Migration Week Reflection This week we consider our brothers and sisters forced to leave their homes and we reflect on the theme, We are one family under God. When we look at the world with the “eye of love we see that we humans are brothers and sisters not strangers and enemies; all else on the earth is given

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January 4

Feast of the Epiphany Reflection Epiphany is the revelation of God to us. Epiphany is God shining through our human experiences. God’s truth is available to all people. The difference between the Christian faith and other faiths is not that we possess the truth of God and they do not, but that, through God’s unique revelation in Jesus, the light

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January 3

Reflection The future is full of promise, Holy Mystery,if only because we discern your forces of evolution at work everywhere. Every opening daffodil, every growing child every glimmer of human enlightenment, every bodily process of healing–tells us the future is not fearsome but is full of promise. Your face is hidden, your name unknown: still we turn to you in

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January 2

Reflection God’s abiding presence will be within us in every hour of this new year. Each new moment has the potential of being a fresh beginning, a moment of developing personal harmony and peace. We know that today’s decisions shape tomorrow’s outcomes and that living each moment the best way we can creates a harmonious life. The days and weeks

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Sister Catherine Anita Kelly, CSJ

Sister Catherine Anita Kelly, CSJ died on January 1, 2015 in the 74th year  of her religious life. God is with us in all of our relationships and experiences. Sister Catherine Anita knew “God with us” in her life and today we celebrate her, a sister of St. Joseph for 74 years. Catherine, daughter of Catherine and George understood the power

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January 1

World Day of Peace   O Eternal One, You who live outside of time and reside in the imperishable moment, we ask Your blessing on this new year. Help us to experience each second of life, help us not to miss that which is important. Reflection Peace is not merely the absence of conflict. The biblical vision of peace (Shalom)

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