Monthly Archives: April 2018

April 23

Reflection There is one divine source, whom many of us call God, with as many images and names that humanity can handle, with a love large enough to encompass everything that has been or will be created, and with enough avenues and paths to accommodate us all. The more multifaceted our awareness, the better we understand that we simply cannot…

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April 22

Earth Day Reflection The Earth with its layers of land and water and air provides the space within which all living things are nurtured and the context within which humans attain their identity. If in the excitement of a secular technology reverence for the Earth has diminished in the past, especially in the western world, humans now experience a sudden…

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April 21

Reflection In Jesus Christ, God brings life from death, light from darkness. Jesus refers to his own act of self-giving in the image of the grain of wheat that dies in order to allow new life to be set free. In the same passage he invites his followers to imitate him in that selfless act of love. The awakening of…

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Trees for Puerto Rico

As the people of Puerto Rico continue to restore some normalcy to life in the aftermath of hurricane Maria, \wecontinue our support and assistance. Sister  Gloria Cruz, CSJ, one of our Sisters who is a native Puerto Rican, has suggested support for Para la Naturaleza, a nonprofit in Puerto Rico. This organization is doing great work and is very much in…

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April 20

Reflection Consecrate them in the truth. John 17:11-19  The disregard for facts today in the pursuit of power, fame or wealth surrounds us and makes us skeptical and cynical. Claims to the truth appear to divide rather than to unite us. Disregard for what is factual and avowal of the opposite confuses us. We need to reflect on how to…

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April 19

Reflection The gospel which literally means “good news” is not given to us to tell us that we have failed or been false.  That is not news and it is not good. We already know much of that about ourselves…Rather, the gospel is given to tell us what we do not know, or what we have forgotten, and that is…

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LI Representatives Speak on Immigration

  Six Sisters of St. Joseph as well as Michele Boccia, Director of Pastoral Care at Maria Regina Residence were in the audience at the Mid-Island Jewish Community Center in Plainview on Sunday, April 15, when Representatives Thomas Suozzi and Peter King explained their positions on legislative remedies to address current immigration policy that leaves 11 million undocumented immigrants subject to deportation,…

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April 18

Reflection The beauty of the natural world gives us momentary experiences of God and moves us to long for God more deeply.  We need this connection with nature which lies deep in our psyches as an inheritance from our primitive ancestors and their respect for sacred places. Most of us, whether or not we are members of a particular religious…

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April 17

Reflection Wherever we are people are being impacted by our presence. We project either peace and joyfulness or distress and unhappiness. Words are not necessary. People who are in our presence can either feel enhanced or depleted. Our inner attitudes are projected as either life-giving or de-energizing. We create an atmosphere for those with whom we live, those with whom…

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