Monthly Archives: November 2017

November 30

Reflection Today is the annual International Remembrance Day for Lost Species. In warning of the danger of continued environmental degradation Pope Francis wrote: thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us. (Laudato Si). We need to remember that we are all connected and responsible for one another. We cannot enjoy…

Read more

November 29

Anniversary of Dorothy Day Reflection A writer, editor and social reformer, Dorothy Day was born, in New York City on November 8, 1897. She was a radical during her time, working for such social causes as pacifism and women’s suffrage. Arrested several times for her involvement in protests, she even went on a hunger strike after being jailed for protesting…

Read more

November 28

Reflection Separation is an illusion. Both religion and science confirm this truth; the experiences of the mystics, the teachings of ecology and physics, all the possible ways we can connect on the internet confirm this. The spiritual, emotional, and mental aspects of our beings interpenetrate and nourish each other. Everything is related to everything else. To accept this enables us…

Read more

November 27

Reflection Christianity is a religion of ‘wholemaking’, the dynamism of gathering persons into communal wholes; it is a religion of wholeness in relation to other religions of wholeness as well. Ilia  Delio   This concept seems to escape us if we wrap Christianity around ourselves and dismiss other paths to seeking God. It is a viewpoint that forgets that religion…

Read more

November 26

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…

Read more

November 25

Reflection Today is the UN International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. Violence against women takes a dismaying variety of forms. It is perpetuated by societal customs, violent media programs, advertising and economics. In the 21st century violence still affects the lives of millions of women worldwide in all socio-economic and educational classes. It cuts across cultural and religious…

Read more

November 24

 Reflection As you prepare for the holiday season, do you long to reconnect with the holiness that is the root of the word “holidays”? Does it strike you as odd that people are programmed to rush to stores at ungodly hours to buy some item that has been specially priced and hyped as indispensable? This is the season when the…

Read more

November 23

Thanksgiving Day Reflection “Gratitude is the memory of the heart”. It is the awareness that having come into this world with nothing, we have received everything. It is having eyes open to see the love of the family into which we were born and of the friends we have made. Gratitude enables us to live in wonder at the world…

Read more

TMLA State Tennis Champs

The Mary Louis Academy – 2017 State Tennis Champions The term “dynasty” is often thrown around in the sports world. In the modern era, there really have only been a handful of notable dynasties across the four major sports. Just to name a few, the mid-to-late 1980s Edmonton Oilers in the NHL, the 1990s Chicago Bulls in the NBA, the…

Read more

November 22

Remembrance of Mother St. John Fontbonne Refounder of the Sisters of St. Joseph Reflection Mother St. John Fontbonne was a woman who truly experienced death and rebirth. At the age of twenty-six she was elected superior of a thriving convent; at the age of thirty-four, because of the French Revolution, she was in prison facing probable execution. Caught in the…

Read more