Monthly Archives: September 2016

September 29

Feast of the Angels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel  Reflection In religious traditions angels are spiritual beings serving God especially as messengers. Colloquially, we call persons who are seen as good, kind, or beautiful “angels”. We all have those “angels” in our daily lives – family, friends, colleagues, sometimes even strangers – who speak a comforting word, spend some time with…

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September 28

Reflection It is good for all of us to have periods of time when we can examine our deepest longings and adjust the course of our lives. Focusing on our mortality and the factors that wreak havoc upon human lives heightens our sensitivity to the deadening effects of habit and routine. People often deceive themselves into believing that they can…

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SHA appoints new President

SHA appoints new President

The Sacred Heart Academy community of alumnae, students, current and past parents, faculty and friends officially welcomed Kristin Lynch Graham as President at an Installation Liturgy on September 25, 2016.. The event celebrated Sacred Heart Academy’s legacy of mission and values as blessings were bestowed on the school’s second president and the future efforts of the community she will lead. Kristin…

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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.…

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September 23

Reflection Faith in Jesus is not about notional assent to a set of doctrines and rules.  It is primarily about a relationship in which the incarnational body of God in our world grows and flourishes into that fullness of life, a new “reign” in which all are invited as active agents.  It is not for those sitting on the fence…

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September 22

Autumn Equinox  Reflection There is poignancy to autumn. This is the time of harvest. The plants have achieved their fullness and now they offer their fruits and drop their seeds. The trees, whose new green announced springtime, lose their green and reveal the brilliant oranges, reds and yellows that were hidden beneath. The early dawn of mornings and the long…

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September 21

Reflection Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) is a papal encyclical issued by Pope John XXIII. It is one of the most famous of 20th century encyclicals and established principles that underpin some of the documents of the Second Vatican Council and of later popes. It was the last encyclical drafted by John XXIII, who died two months after its…

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