Monthly Archives: March 2018

March 14

Reflection The story of Eden has made us believe that animals are for our use. The new story of the Universe teaches us that animals are our relatives sharing our origins and our lives. The difference is that they have retained their innocence and their integrity. They teach us what it means to be whole. The suffering we have inflicted…

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March 13

Reflection We were raised to think that “dedication to God” meant withdrawal from anything but God.  Salvation had something to do with separation from people, from the cares of the world and from creation itself. Ironically, it is the spirituality of creation- our affinity, our care for the world, for the rest of creation- that really stretches us to the…

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March 12

Reflection Spring is coming. Nature knows it. We may still see snow on the ground and feel the chill of the air, but the birds know better. Their calls are once again the music of early morning.  Every day there seem to be more of them all singing on different notes.  Earth is stirring to life after the resting of…

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March 11

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 see…

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Sisters of St. Joseph Go Solar

Solar Array Project on our Brentwood Campus: We recognize that solar energy is an alternative for fossil fuels as it is a non-polluting, clean, reliable and renewable source of energy. In response to our Land Ethic Statement, we partnered with organizations interested in promoting clean, sustainable energy use and generation on Long Island. With a desire to control energy costs, reduce…

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March 10

Reflection There are strong forces around us drawing us away from any sort of committed spiritual life. It is not difficult to meld into the culture, to live comfortably, ignore social and political evil and accept false platitudes. But, the purpose of Lent is not external but internal. It is about turning back to God and reclaiming our own essential…

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March 9

Reflection Keeping people under control and in oppression fills a purpose for those who hold power. Those who call the powerful to reform are often silenced in one way or another. What happens when one refuses to do as power wishes? A look at Jesus gives us an idea of how much living freely in God can ultimately cost. Yet,…

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March 8

International Women’s Day Reflection International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements from the political to the social while calling for gender equality. It has been observed since the early 1900s and is now recognized each year on March 8. The theme for International Women’s Day 2018, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives.” This…

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