Monthly Archives: December 2016

December 14

Reflection Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you. Matthew 11;2 – 11 Our lives are a constant Advent season: we are continually waiting. We want to become, to discover, to be complete, to be fulfilled. We see this in the distance as something coming. We look to the birth of Jesus…

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December 13

Reflection The deep desire and longing for freedom is in the hearts of all people, some in the reality of bondage and oppression, all in the bondage of their own struggles, flaws and yearning for spiritual wholeness. As we seek our own inner freedom, the very desire for it helps us to realize that where we are is the place…

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December 12

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe  National Day of Prayer for Immigrants and their Families Reflection Today has been designayed as a Day of Prayer and Solidarity with Families of Immigrants and will take place across the United States. The U.S. Catholic bishops are asking us to pray for the protection and well-being of these persons. It will focus on the…

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December 11

Third Sunday of Advent  Reflection We are in the season when our surroundings call us to joy. “Joy to the world” we hear playing in malls. Yet, the harried people doing Christmas shopping may look less than joyful!  Joy isn’t something we rouse through carols or Christmas trees. Outward things cannot be the only source of joy because joy isn’t…

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December 10

Thomas Merton Reflection Thomas Merton,Trappist  monk, writer, poet, social activist and mystic died on December 10, 1968. Merton wrote more than 70 books, mostly on spirituality, social justice and a quiet pacifism, as well as scores of essays and reviews, including his best-selling autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain (1948). Merton was a proponent of interfaith understanding. He pioneered dialogue with…

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Maria Regina Top Nursing Home

Maria Regina Top Nursing Home

Maria Regina News Maria Regina Skilled Nursing Facility, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood, has been announced as one of the 13 best Nursing Homes on Long Island. U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes and Maria Regina Skilled Nursing Facility is among the top 13 on Long Island. Congratulations to the Administration and Staff for…

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December 8

  Feast of the Immaculate Conception Reflection The opposite of sin is grace, and the Immaculate Conception means that Mary was uniquely blessed at the outset with the gift of grace, God’s own self-communication. She was enveloped from the beginning in the love of God ….In its broadest reach the Immaculate Conception means that God takes the initiative to surround…

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