Monthly Archives: March 2017

March 31

Reflection Each of us is meant to be a spark of light in this wondrous creation.  We and all living things are truly marvels! To live in daily wonder at the sheer magnificence of this universe, to live in reverence for other living beings, to appreciate the daily miracles nature unveils, to live being fully oneself, to live with integrity…

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March 30

Reflection The Spirit working in people can be suppressed for a time but ultimately it rises again. We live in a world where the powerful get to define the course whether others agree or not. Keeping people under control and in oppression fits a purpose for those who hold power. Those who call the powerful to reform are often silenced…

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March 29

Reflection When we were children, we ”said” our prayers. As we mature spiritually, we realize that prayer involves a wrestling with our concept of God. The comfortable God of our beginnings has been replaced by a Holy Mystery that stretches our souls. With our present insights into the nature of the universe, to say the old familiar words ”God is…

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March 28

Reflection “…we were determined to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our very selves as well.” I Thessalonians 2:7b-9  Our society has become numbed for lack of truth. We know that words come to life within a person. Who we are akways speaks louder than what we say. It is easy to speak in pious language…

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S.Tesa Fitzgerald Wins Award

S.Tesa Fitzgerald Wins Award

On Wednesday, March 15th, Irish America magazine hosted the 2017 Irish America Hall of Fame awards luncheon. The distinguished 2017 Hall of Fame inductees included women’s rights leader Sister Tesa Fitzgerald of Hour Children Founded in 2010 in celebration of Irish America magazine’s 25th anniversary, the Irish America Hall of Fame honors the extraordinary achievements of Irish-American leaders, from their…

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March 27

Reflection As we reach the point half way through Lent it may be important to do a review of what we value and what we actually do in our everyday lives. Whenever we do this, we always discover that something needs re-aligning.  We discover that there are values we hold, commitments we’ve made, growth we desire, that simply are not…

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March 26

  Reflection One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see. John 9:1-41 Blindness is a spiritual metaphor. How often our misery is caused because we cannot see the reality of our situation and have layered it with feelings, hurts and unwillingness to accept our own responsibility. We wander around in mental darkness and cannot…

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March 25

Feast of the Annunciation Reflection “The annunciation is a faith event.  Dramatically, this poor, unconventional peasant woman’s free and autonomous answer opens a new chapter in the history of God with the world…Seen in this light, the particulars of Mary’s call, unique in that only one woman conceives and delivers Jesus, illuminate the fundamentals of everyone’s vocation through the ages. …

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March 24

Remembrance of Oscar Romero Reflection Today is the anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Oscar Romero was considered a career cleric who could be expected to sustain the status quo and not make trouble. When he became Archbishop of San Salvador on Feb. 22, 1977, he was expected to be quiet and cooperative. Instead, he was converted by…

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