Monthly Archives: September 2015

Sister Vincent Louise Tesoriero, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Vincent Louise Tesoriero, a Sister of Saint Joseph for seventy three years. Vincent has lived her life with dedication, joy and service. She began her active ministry aae an elementary school teacher in various parish schools in Brooklyn and on Long Island. After earning a BS in Home economics at Revier College and an

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September 30

Reflection It seems that suddenly we have come to the end of September. Wasn’t it just Springtime? Time slips away and only the present moment is what is real. “Today is yesterday’s tomorrow”. It is a reminder that life is precious. To rush busily through our days without noticing the unfolding of the seasons, the maturing of our children, the

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September 29

Feast of the Angels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel Reflection A few years ago, there was a resurgence in interest and belief in angels with many books being published about the place of angels in our lives. Angels are mentioned more than 300 times in scripture. They are usually depicted as messengers from God in human form. Perhaps the greatest benefit

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September 28

Reflection “We all carry a spark of the divine within us; a seed of basic goodness (or godliness). Our work is to grow this spark into a mighty flame. We can help ourselves and each other do this by choosing to acknowledge that basic goodness, even in the midst of conflict. We need to keep our hearts open. The physical

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September 27

Reflection Behold, the wages you withheld from the workers who harvested your fields are crying aloud; and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. James 5:1-8 The letter of James is not afraid to address issues of social injustice. The rich are chastised for oppressing their workers. Our social teaching is clear. All

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September 26

Reflection It is good for all of us to have periods of time when we can examine our deepest longings and correct the course of our lives. It creates an awareness and appreciation for the precious significance of everyday existence. For all of us, focusing on human mortality and the factors that wreak havoc upon human lives heightens sensitivity to

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September 25

Reflection If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead. Luke 16:31 There is a closed rigidity that lives in its own world. No matter what the factual evidence may be, a view based in one’s own perception or bias prevents openness to the surrounding reality. In

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September 24

Reflection Pope Francis has become immensely popular as a smiling figure relating to people in a warm and human way. Throughout his public life, Francis has been noted for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to interfaith dialogue. His mission to place the poor at the center of the church has impelled him to connect poverty

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Sisters of St. Joseph on WNBC News

Sisters of Faith Keep Busy Doing the Pope’s Work Sep 23, 2015 · by Tracie Hunte When Pope Francis comes to New York, he’s expected to call on Catholics to help immigrants and the poor, and fight climate change. Like many religious communities, the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood on Long Island, have been doing that work for many

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September 23

Autumn Equinox Reflection There is poignancy to autumn. The early dawn of mornings and the long brightness of evenings have slowly shortened into a balance of light and darkness. We know darkness will grow before light slowly increases. The trees, whose new green announced springtime, will lose their green and reveal the brilliant oranges, reds and yellows that were hidden

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