Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 23

Reflection Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are a constant act of praise. Richard Rohr   There is something within us that is drawn to the Incomprehensible Mystery we call God. We turn to this God in moments of sadness and joy believing that we…

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November 22

Remembrance of Mother St. John Fontbonne Refounder of the Sisters of St. Joseph Reflection Mother St. John Fontbonne was second foundress and superior-general of the Sisters of St. Joseph. She died on November,22, 1843 . In 1778,  Jeanne Fontbonne entered a house of the Sisters of St. Joseph  and the following year she received the habit. She soon gave evidence of unusual administrative powers, particularly…

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November 21

Reflection In the Old Testament, prophets reminded the people that a response to God’s covenant love required a total conversion. They had the insight to discern God’s will in specific situations and warn of the future implications of present actions. They did not pretend that religious obligations and the call of social responsibilities were separable realities. To the Hebrew prophets…

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November 20

Feast of Christ the King Reflection God’s kingdom is not one of power, of imposed authority or domination. It is a kingdom where the chief goal is to bring all people to fullness of life and humanity. It is the kingdom of the Beatitudes, of the great reversal of worldly values where those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and…

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November 18

Reflection It is both sobering and challenging, disconcerting and exhilarating to reflect on the fact that we who are alive now are creating the future. What we do or fail to do is shaping our world as well as ourselves. It is an awesome responsibility which we lose sight of in the routine of our lives. If we stop and…

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November 17

Reflection In the turbulence of our days, amid events that trouble us, we tend to forget that there is still wonder in our world, that beyond the struggles for power and transitory victories, deep within creation, there still exists wholesomeness and goodness and beauty. We need to try to put aside the noise of conflict, anger and division and turn…

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November 16

UN International Day for Tolerance Reflection “Technology is connecting us ever more closely, and cross-cultural exchanges are deepening every day – but this does not mean there is more understanding.” Tolerance is not passive.  It demands an active choice to reach out on the basis of mutual understanding and respect, especially where disagreement exists. Tolerance means recognizing that our diversity…

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November 15

Reflection When did we see you a stranger and welcome you? Matthew 25:35   Immigration reform has become a matter of faith for many of us in churches around the country. In Matthew 25, Jesus clearly instructs his followers to “welcome the stranger.” He goes further to say, “as you have done to the least of these, you have done…

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