Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sister Anne Behre, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Anne Behre, Sister Agnes Vincent, a Sister of Saint Joseph for seventy-four years. We are here to celebrate because that is what Anne would want us to do. She lived her life with joy and radiated her happiness to all who came into her life. Anne, daughter of Agnes and Vincent, grew up in

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January 14

Reflection It is our capacity to feel that uncovers the meaning of our experiences. The ability to feel deeply is what gives life its richness. It opens us to both joy and sorrow. We cannot have one without the other. The sensitivity that enables us to love also intensifies our suffering when we endure loss. To deny it or attempt

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January 13

Reflection Most of us are ordinary people leading ordinary lives. Our responsibility is to live in a way that makes a difference – a way that is not bland and unimaginative but one that sees clearly the fullness of life’s meaning and flavors the lives of others with new hope. It is about this world, and about our life and

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January 12

Reflection In our nation and in our world we see division and disunity undermining attempts at achieving peace or agreeing for the common good. Unity is not about blind adherence to political or religious opinions. It is about realizing that when one person gains we all gain, and when one suffers, we all suffer. To be united means to live

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January 11

National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness Reflection Human Trafficking is one of the major injustices of our time. It is a form of modern-day slavery by which traffickers profit from the control and exploitation of others. Human Trafficking is not a distant evil. It happens right here in the United States in communities across our nation and within our own

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January 10

Reflection Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. Mathew 3:13   If we could find a historically certain incident in which Jesus made a choice between two or more alternatives, we should have a very important clue to the direction of his thinking. This we have at the beginning of all the gospels:

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January 9

Reflection Whichever way we turn, O God, there is your face in the light of the moon and the patterns of stars in scarred mountain rifts and ancient groves in mighty seas and creatures of the deep Whichever way we turn, O God, there is your face in the light of eyes we love in the salt of tears we

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Janet Kinney Chosen for Project

Faith in Public Life, NETWORK, Sisters of Mercy, Adrian Dominican Sisters and other key partners are launching the Sisters in Public Leadership Project. Women Religious do incredible work for justice and compassion every day, and it often goes unrecognized. The moment is ripe to highlight Sisters’ voices and leadership. Scheduled for March 3-4, \the project  will consist of an intensive

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January 8

 Reflection Christian holiness can no longer be considered a matter of individual and isolated acts of virtue.  It must also be seen as part of a great collaborative effort for spiritual and cultural renewal in society, to produce conditions in which all can work and enjoy the fruits of their labor in peace. Thomas Merton  Prayer  May I understand that

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January 7

Reflection Jesus challenges us To look into our hearts, To examine the way we are neighbor, To overcome our prejudices, To put an end to divisions, To stretch our generosity, To overcome our fear of the mystery, To see God present in our everyday living, and to make the “reign”of love visible throughout our world. Michael Morwood  Prayer May your

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