Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 20

Reflection Different religious or political groups tend to claim special insights. The disregard for facts in the pursuit of secular and religious power, fame or wealth surrounds us and makes us skeptical and cynical. We can be immensely intolerant of those who differ from us. We need to reflect on how to be bearers of the truth that overcomes divisions…

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May 19

Reflection We are all endowed with an inner transparency for the holy, for the mystery we call “God”. We are programed internally in the power of living spirit, always inviting us to attune more deeply to the Great Spirit who infuses the whole of creation. Whether we adopt a formal religion or not, we are innately spiritual and will remain…

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May 18

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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Sister Loretta Murphy, CSJ

  In this season of Pentecost, we celebrate the presence of the Spirit in our lives, the unfathomable love of God revealed in our relationships and everyday experiences. We celebrate the life of Sister Loretta Murphy, S. John Muriel, a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty-five years and part of the Immaculate Conception parish community for fifty-two years. Sister Loretta…

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May 16

Reflection Sometimes nothing really registers on our consciousness and we feel drained of energy. Sometimes we live in a whirl of distractions, everything registers, and we don’t know what to do with it. We can’t focus and we feel scattered and stressed. Because we are caught up in activity, we do not pay attention to the people and events around…

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May 15

Pentecost Reflection  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1-13 The divine encompassing Spirit of God is dynamic energy creating and recreating, continually giving impetus to that which is beyond anything we can ever hope to express. The power of Spirit charged energy will not be…

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May 14

Reflection The Lord God will wipe away the tears from every face; the reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth… Isaiah 25:6-10a Isaiah envisions a God who provides for everyone generously. This vision is made concrete whenever we work to include those on the outside – those without power, those who don’t fit our expectations and…

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May 13

Reflection  My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them. John 19:11-19 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 and…

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