Monthly Archives: December 2016

December 21

Winter Solstice  Reflection Today we experience the winter solstice, cause of the shortest and darkest day of the year. In the time before artificial lighting, humans truly knew the meaning of darkness. The time of deepest darkness was the solstice time, but it was also the time when the light began to return. Slowly the days became longer and light…

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December 20

Reflection The gift that Christ offers us is the gift of his presence.  It is the vision of life loosened from physical needs and spiritual confusion. His mission is good news for the poor, sight to the blind, liberty for captives and a time for recognizing God’s favor. We long for this good news preached by Jesus. It is a…

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December 19

Reflection To turn away from marginalized people is to turn away from Jesus who identifies with them. Reflecting on the life of Jesus we see clearly that he always took the side of those who were powerless – the widow, the poor, the sinners, the sick.  As a nation, many of whose political leaders speak of “Christian values”, are our…

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December 18

Fourth Sunday of Advent Reflection The Lord himself will give you this sign:  the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel. Isaiah 7:10-14   In Jesus we see the scope of human possibility. His life is good news for the poor, sight to the blind, liberty for captives and a time for recognizing God’s favor.…

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December 17

Reflection Waiting is not popular especially now. Waiting goes against our expectation of an instant response. We don’t like to wait for anything even in our spiritual lives. Yet, to quote Chardin, we need to “trust in the slow work of God.” Advent is about waiting. Advent is about patience. Christmas will come. We will celebrate the birth of Jesus.…

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BKHS Seeks Head of School

BKHS Seeks Head of School

Bishop Kearney High School, sponsored by The Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY, is seeking an experienced, collaborative, creative, and innovative Head of School, combining the former positions of President and Principal.  The Head of School will be responsible for the leadership, supervision, and administration of the school as well as fiscal management and institutional development. Located in Brooklyn, NY,…

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Organic Garden  Adds Root Cellar

Organic Garden Adds Root Cellar

  Organic Garden Adds Root Cellar Three of our volunteers have created an interesting and beautiful looking root cellar in our barn. Ernie has built the root cellar using  straw bales for insulation.  It maintains a perfect temperature for storing root vegetables duting the winter. The outer walls display a beautiful mural ofthe Organic Garden painted by Lis Dicce.  Rich…

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