Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 21

Reflection I will not leave you orphaned.” At some point we all want or even need to hear these words. They speak directly to some of our greatest fears and challenges; abandonment and isolation, loneliness, vulnerability. They remind us that we are not destined to walk this earth without an identity or direction. We do not stand alone. To be…

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May 21

Reflection I will not leave you orphaned.” At some point we all want or even need to hear these words. They speak directly to some of our greatest fears and challenges; abandonment and isolation, loneliness, vulnerability. They remind us that we are not destined to walk this earth without an identity or direction. We do not stand alone. To be…

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May 20

Reflection If we are out of touch with what we truly desire, we are easy prey for those who want to tell us what it is. Consumerism encourages us to want something more than what we have whether we need it or not. Advertisers connect our happiness to what we consume; personal worth is linked to having what is the…

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May 19

Reflection We are too comfortable with what we have to admit to what we are losing. We see the disruptions that are occurring within our own country: violent storms, droughts, wild fires, extinction of species, polluted waters and we still continue to abuse Earth. Some of us deny that our lack of respect for the natural world is causing climate…

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Campaign Nonviolence September 20-27

Campaign Nonviolence September 20-27

Campaign Nonviolence is a long-term movement to build a culture of peace and nonviolence free from war, poverty, the climate crisis, and the epidemic of violence and injustice. During Campaign Nonviolence Week, September 20-17, 2015 we are encouraged to take action in three ways: Practicing Nonviolence Toward the World: 500 Marches Practicing Nonviolence Toward All :  Engaging nonviolently with opponents…

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Esse Non Videre Award

Esse Non Videre Award

The 2015 Sister Elizabeth Hill CSJ, Esse Non Videre Award for nonviolence went to The Peacemaking Mission of the Catholic Worker Movement and Dorothy Day. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 80 years after Dorothy Day founded the Catholic Worker Movement, her granddaughter Martha Hennessy was honored at a luncheon and gave a challenging  presentation.       Martha Hennessy and S.…

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May 18

Reflection The gospel is so familiar to us that we often forget that to those who heard Jesus preach, it was a liberating and hope-filled experience. He spoke of a God who was a loving parent, of laws that were made for the people not the reverse, of the poor being blessed, of those who hungered for justice being satisfied.…

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May 17

Reflection   My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them. Jn 19:11b-19 We live in the tension of the now, the tension of being where we are and of still being who we are. Jesus did not expect his followers to live in a cocoon, nor can we. We are women…

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May 16

Reflection With the promise of the Spirit who would fill their lives, the disciples were asked to change their life style through a change of heart. As we anticipate Pentecost, we reflect on what that means. We pray “Come Holy Spirit, enkindle in us the fire of your love.” What we are asking for is a change of heart, a…

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