Monthly Archives: March 2018

March 23

Reflection Life requires courage. Yet, we tend to minimize the courage demanded of each of us every day. Whenever we confront a difficult, frightening, painful or disturbing situation courage is needed. Courage gives us the strength and resolve to meet a scary circumstance head on. It is the tenacity to hold on when we are dealing with the ordinary stresses,…

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March 22

  Reflection We have the standard from Christ, “By this shall all know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another”. That love is shown outwardly by our civility and courtesy to each other. Civility acknowledges the value of another person.  It is a way of living showing thoughtfulness, consideration, and respect for others.  At the…

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March 21

Reflection If you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. Let them grow together until harvest Matthew 12:24-30 Perhaps there were some overzealous “weeders” in Matthew’s congregation who wanted to purify the community by rooting out the bad seed. This seems to be a temptation for followers of Jesus in every age. We whip ourselves…

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March 20

Spring Equinox Reflection Winter may still be holding on with cold fingers but, there is a lightness in the air, a touch of green on the ground. The earth is beginning to warm itself. Light and darkness are brought into balance and life is stirring. Our senses need to be attuned to the emerging life that is pushing up through…

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March 19

  Feast of St. Joseph Reflection   There are few references to Joseph in Scripture, yet, the few facts we learn give us an insight into him.  Joseph was a carpenter, a craftsman who earned his livelihood in creative service to his community. He is described as a just man, one who observed the law faithfully, who was upright and…

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March 18

Reflection They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” John 12:28 “We want to see Jesus” is a heartfelt request. Seeing Jesus comes at a cost. The way we meet him is through others; the way others will see him is through us. This is an…

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March 17

St. Patrick’s  Day Reflection  Patrick was captured by marauders and sold as a slave to an Irish chieftan named Milchu. For six years he tended his master’s flocks. In his Confessio he wrote: “But after I reached Hibernia I used to pasture the flock each day and I used to pray many times a day. More and more did the…

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National Registry Lists Motherhouse Complex

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.…

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March 16

Reflection As we come towards the end of the Lenten season it might be good to reflect on the words with which it began: “Rend your hearts and not your garments”.  We might consider these words: What needs to be changed in us? Anything that makes us the sole center of ourselves. Anything that deludes us into thinking that we…

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March 15

Reflection In the story of the Prodigal Son Jesus describes the unconditional love of God for us. How can we imagine unconditional love? It is a compassionate and forgiving love which embraces the loved one without rancor or recrimination. Unconditional love understands weakness without being weak, selfishness without being selfish, and callousness while itself being vulnerable. It is a love…

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