Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 15

Reflection Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. Mathew 3:13   If we could find a historically certain incident in which Jesus made a choice between two or more alternatives, we should have a very important clue to the direction of his thinking. This we have at the beginning of all the gospels:

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January 14

Reflection To be whole is to be real. Somewhere in our growing up we have learned to survive by suppressing what is real. Often we are hurt, rejected, disappointed or suffering but we put all our efforts into convincing ourselves and others that nothing is wrong. We deny ourselves the relief of facing what is real and verbalizing it. We

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January 13

Reflection From our earliest conscious existence, we humans have always been drawn to God. Over the centuries, we have given God many forms and many names. Christians have found God through Jesus. In the 21st century we can no longer think of an up or down world with an aged patriarch God who keeps tabs on us. God is the

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Meeting of the CSJ Collaborative

Meeting of the CSJ Collaborative From Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20, 2016, Sisters of St. Joseph from Maine, Boston, Springfield, Philadelphia, St. Augustine, and Brentwood gathered at St. joseph Villa, Hampton Bays. This marked the fourth year that the sisters have gathered together to pray, to engage in conversations, and to share insights and dreams in light of

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January 12

Reflection “Jesus challenges us To look into our hearts, To examine the way we are neighbor, To overcome our prejudices, To put an end to divisions, To stretch our generosity,, To overcome our fear of the mystery, To see God present in our everyday living, and to make the “reign”of love visible throughout our world.” Michael Morwood  Prayer May your

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January 11

National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness Reflection Human Trafficking is one of the major injustices of our time. It is a form of modern-day slavery by which traffickers profit from the control and exploitation of others. Human Trafficking is not a distant evil. It happens right here in the United States in communities across our nation and within our own

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January 10

Reflection Do we awake each morning with gratitude for the fact that we are wonderfully, remarkably alive?  Life is such a precious gift. We have no guarantee as to how long it will last or how kindly it will treat us. It just is. We had no part in choosing it. We will have no power to prolong it. But

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Sister Phyllis Theresa Franzo, CSJ

We celebrate  the life of Sister Phyllis Theresa Franzo, a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty year’s. Phyllis loved life and lived in the present moment of each day. In the Church’s season of ordinary time we listen to the scriptures telling us of Jesus’ early ministry of healing, welcoming the stranger and inviting others to watch, listen, follow and

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January 9

  Reflection In our nation and in our world we see division and disunity undermining attempts at achieving peace or agreeing for the common good. We see egoism, arrogance and selfishness undermining the basic unity of all. To be united means to live in harmony with other people. It means working for a common cause within our nation and with

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January 8

Feast of the Epiphany Reflection  Epiphany is the revelation of God to us. Epiphany is God shining through our human experiences. God’s truth is available to all people. The difference between the Christian faith and other faiths is not that we possess the truth of God and they do not, but that, through God’s unique revelation in Jesus, the light

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