Monthly Archives: April 2016

April 15

Reflection Even if we are not in direct relationship to them, wherever we are, people are being impacted by our presence. We project either peace and joyfulness or distress and unhappiness. Words are not necessary. People who are in our presence can either feel enhanced or depleted. Our inner attitudes are projected as either life-giving or de-energizing. We create an…

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April 14

Reflection Being patient is difficult. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is not waiting passively until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be…

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April 13

Reflection It is easy In a world of plastic celebrities, people whose lives are made on Madison avenue by photographers and advertising moguls, to confuse the nature of a position with what it means to be a person. In this country we are all defined by what we do rather than what we are: kind, just, honest, hardworking. What we…

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April 12

Reflection  We humans are relational beings. We yearn to be loved, to be part of a community—a community of family, of friends, of the workplace, of the neighborhood.  As a human species we are essentially one and a part of an interconnected seamless web of life. We want to form bonds, to be accepted, to belong. Yet, so often this…

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New Leadership Team Elected

New Leadership Team Elected

On April 10,2014 the congregation elected the Sisters who would form its Leadership Team for the next five years. The Sisters elected are the following: Sister Helen Kearney, President. Sister Helen has been President for the past five years and has been elected to a second term.       Sister Teresa Fitzgerald, Councillor. Sister Teresa is the founder and…

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April 11

Reflection  Jesus spoke out of his experience. His words were not theoretical; they carried the conviction of one who had shared the life of ordinary people. He was human, he knew temptation, he had lived without power or influence among those who were disempowered and poor. The beatitudes were born of his convictions and his parables were based in his…

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April 10

Reflection Simon Peter, Do You Love Me? John 21 There is a fragility in all of us. The words and actions of others often touch into our spirits and deprive us of peace. Our security is shaken. We are pained by perceived misunderstanding or betrayal. The questions of Jesus to Peter, “Do you love me?” and then “Do you love…

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April 9

Reflection In this life I will never get closer to God than I am now. God loves me totally now. God will not love me any more in ten years time no matter what great things I might do. God’s love will not change. What can change is my awareness of God’s presence within me and love for me. The…

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April 8

Reflection Our task is not to search for the God beyond but to become aware of the God who is within, who sustains us, who is the unconditional gift of life and of love. God’s presence is the source of all being, of our being. That will not change no matter what we do. In our prayer, we seek to…

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April 7

Reflection  A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34  A person who is steeped in God seeks the good of all, appreciates differences, builds trust, and works to guarantee the rights of all.  Unfortunately, many of the deep hatreds among peoples are justified by religious or…

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