Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 13

Reflection How can we image unconditional love? Yet, in the story of the Prodigal Son, that is what Jesus describes. It is a love that endures beyond all the pain, disappointment and rejection inflicted by the loved one. It is a compassionate and forgiving love which embraces the loved one without rancor or recrimination. Unconditional love understands weakness without being

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March 12

Reflection Each of us is meant to be a spark of light in this wondrous blaze of creation. The gift of life is the deepest blessing. We and all living things are truly marvels! To live in daily wonder at the sheer magnificence of this universe, to live in reverence for other living beings, to appreciate the daily miracles nature

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Sister Anne Brendan Delaney, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Anne Brendan Delaney, a Sister of Saint Joseph for over seventy-one years. In this we take time to deepen our relationship with God who loves us unconditionally and impels us to share God’s care and compassion with others. As Sisters of Saint Joseph we commit our lives to bring all into union with God

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March 11

Reflection The birds know that Spring is coming. We may still see snow on the ground and feel the chill of the air, but the birds know better. Their calls are once again the music of early morning. Every day there seem to be more all singing on different notes. Life is stirring in earth after the rest of winter.

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March 10

Reflection Openness is the door through which wisdom travels and contemplation begins. It is the pinnacle from which we learn that the world is much bigger, much broader than ourselves, that there is truth out there different from our own. The voice of God within us is not the only voice of God. Openness is the munificent abandonment of the

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March 9

Reflection   At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted. Matthew 4:1-11   Wildernesses come into our lives in many forms and usually at unexpected times. We don’t seek them out but somehow we find ourselves there. They are barren and lonesome and they sap our strength. We become fragile and vulnerable and

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March 8

International Women’s Day Reflection Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for International Women’s Day. It is more than one hundred years since the first International Women’s Day was observed through marches that sought to highlight the issues of women’s rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and to end discrimination. Progress has been made in this

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March 7

Reflection Why are you anxious? Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Matthew 6:34 In our practical day to day lives this seems a rather irresponsible way of living. There is enough to be anxious about to consume our whole attention. Yet, that is the point. It is not a superficial comfort zone that Jesus is

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March 6

Reflection It is easy to say the right things but to not do them from the heart. It is easy to claim Christianity but to harbor prejudice and not imitate Christ’s inclusive compassion and love. The test of the sincerity of our faith in Christ is not about the externals. Attending church, hearing sermons, singing hymns, reading the Bible and

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March 5

Reflection The real challenge of Jesus’ teaching on loving one’s enemies is not “loving” some group assigned a label based on politics or sociology or economics or “loving” some remote sinner we will never have anything to do with. The challenge is to love the people among whom we live and work and go to school, the people with whom

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