Monthly Archives: November 2017

November 14

Reflection We all thrive when we are in positive relationships and relationships are built on communication. Communication is a two-way process for reaching mutual understanding and nothing is a substitute in this for presence. We communicate far more information non-verbally than in words. Our facial expressions, body language, gestures and tone of voice give us away no matter what our…

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November 13

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Reflection St. Frances Cabrini is the patron saint of immigrants. An immigrant herself, she embodied the strength of the immigrant women she served. Pope Leo XIII had suggested to her that she go to the United States to help the Italian immigrants who were flooding here in that era, mostly in great poverty. She founded the…

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Interfaith Immigration March

Interfaith Immigration March

Solidarity Sunday an Interfaith Pilgrimage in Support of Dreamers On Sunday November 12, 2017, Sisters of St. Joseph joined a Long Island pilgrimage in solidarity with those taking place in Washington, DC and cities across the nation. These pilgrimages were composed of immigrant youth, communities of faith, and other partners who joined together to stress the urgency of passing the Dream Act,…

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November 12

Reflection Resplendent and unfading is wisdom, and she is readily perceived by those who love her, and found by those who seek her. WIS 6:12-16 True wisdom is a moral quality, not necessarily a measure of intelligence. It is the ability to perceive the true nature of a matter and to act according to what we understand to be right.…

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November 11

 Veterans Day Reflection This is a day for serious reflection and deep gratitude. We think of all those men and women who gave their lives in service of this country. We remember them with gratitude for their courage and strength, and we also remember those who mourn them.  There are many who have returned home with bodies and spirits scarred…

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November 10

Reflection While we can’t listen without hearing, we can hear without listening. The difference is paying attention. Listening is the art of connecting with another person so you fully understand what they are saying and feeling.  Listening says you are important to me. I care what you are trying to communicate. Listening can tell the difference between the superficial and…

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November 9

Reflection It is both sobering and challenging, disconcerting and exhilarating to reflect on the fact that we who are alive now are creating the future. What we do or fail to do is shaping our world as well as ourselves. It is an awesome responsibility which we lose sight of in the routine of our lives. If we stop and…

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November 7

Reflection True hospitality is a state of being. It is marked by an open response to the dignity of each person.  It is not a welcome to a place, but It is letting the other know she/he “fits in” and belongs.  Hospitality is not just opening the door; it is having a welcoming countenance.  Hospitality makes anxious disciples into powerful…

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November 6

Reflection Our lives are woven by the threads of our days. Sometimes they are skilled and purposeful; other times they are knotted and frayed. Some are bright and vivid colors; some are darker and a bit more drab. They fashion the fabric of our years. The whole weaving creates the pattern.  It is the texture by which we are recognized…

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