Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sister John Raymond McGann, CSJ

Sister John Raymond passed away peacefully on the morning of January 6, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Convent, the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood, Long Island. She was ninety-one and in the 68th year of her religious life. Sister John Raymond’s education began at Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Angela Hall Academy. After completing a

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Chapter 2016

Chapter 2016 The Sisters of St. Joseph will hold the first session of their General Chapter the weekend of January 16-17, 2016. A General Chapter is a gathering of Sisters to discern the state of the congregation and make decisions for the future. It takes place every five years. This year for the first time the Chapter will also include

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January 6

January 6 ends the twelve days of Christmas with the traditional date for the Feast of the Epiphany. As Christians, we have been reflecting on God’s revelation in Jesus during the past twelve days. Like the Magi, having seen, we return to our homes “another way”, not as we came but changed by the experience.    Reflection All traditions have

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Sister Anne Michel Pavell, CSJ

We come together to celebrate the life of Sister Anne Michel Pavell, a Sister of Saint Joseph for sixty-four years. Anne was born in Astoria to her parents Anne and Michael and attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and Blessed Sacrament High School in Manhattan. After entering the congregation, Anne received her Bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College and

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January 5

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

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Sister Kathleen Bernadette Kane, CSJ

  We celebrate the life of a woman of great faith, dedication and service. A Sister of Saint Joseph for nearly 68 years, Kathleen died on the eve of the Church’s celebration of the Epiphany, God with us. God is with us, not just 2000 years ago, but in every moment and circumstance of our lives. God comes so that

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January 4

Reflection Epiphanies tend to be private events. Most of us keep our personal experiences of the Holy to ourselves. They are impossible to communicate fully and they usually flow out of the journey of our lives. According to their story, the Magi had a long, difficult journey.  “And when they came and knelt down, they only did what they had

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January 3

Feast of the Epiphany Reflection The word epiphany comes from the Greek meaning “to shine light upon, or, to make visible”. The feast of the Epiphany commemorates the revelation of Christ to all nations. It teaches that Christianity is universal not in the sense that all people must become Christian, but that Christianity expresses the truth of the whole of

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January 2

Reflection 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 to come are God’s gift. God’s abiding presence will be within us in every

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January 1

New Years Day 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

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