Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today signed legislation to provide $200,000 in water quality funding for the design of two wastewater treatment improvement systems at the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s 212-acre Brentwood campus. The County funding will advance the design for the installation of an Innovative and Alternative On-site Wastewater Treatment System (I/A OWTS) and a
Reflection Respect is essential to all the world’s religions and is universally seen as a building block to a more human and humane world. The term respect comes from the Latin word respicere, which means the willingness to look again, take a second look rather than remain stuck in a particular view. There are many who claim that we are leaking
Reflection The world envisions peace as the absence of war. Jesus’ vision of shalom is far more embracing than that-. The shalom of Jesus reaches into the very nature of God’s bond with creation, with our human nature and the nature of the universe. It is a vision of a reconciled world, a world of order where there is justice, harmony, and
As of May 7, 2018, the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, Brentwood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the nation’s official list of properties worthy of preservation. Listing on the national Register recognizes the importance of these properties to the history of our country and provides them with a measure of protection.
On May 24, 2018, The Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood, along with NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, EmPower Solar, PSEG, and many environmental partners, celebrated the official completion of their 1MW solar system and sustainable rain garden on the Sisters of St. Joseph campus in Brentwood, Long Island, New York. The system is expected to offset approximately 63 percent of the
Reflection When situations became blatantly contrary to his values, Jesus expressed his outrage. He called the religious leaders “whited sepulchers” and Herod a “fox”. He threw the buyers and sellers out of the temple. In the face of clear injustices, he did not remain passive or continue to live comfortably. We are they who claim to believe in his values.
Memorial Day Reflection On this Memorial Day Grant peace to the souls Of all those soldiers who died in war. We remember the tears and grief of their families, The pain of mother, wives, husbands and children Who lost precious loved ones. To build a meaningful memorial to them, We ask God to give us all the will To work
Trinity Sunday Reflection The essential nature of God is about relatedness and the capacity to relate, and the propensity and power to relate is, in fact, the very essence of God. God becomes meaningful in the very process of relating. God’s revelation or self-disclosure is, in essence, an invitation to mutuality. In the plain but profound language of the
Reflection We live out the two great commandments not because they are commandments but because of our belief in the loving Spirit of God. The person who lives in the spirit of true piety does not live by pious platitudes and superficial practices but in the firm conviction that God is the bedrock of her/his life. Piety reverences our
Reflection At some point point in our spiritual development, we become reluctant to act in ways contrary to the spirit of God out of fear. We want to act in an awe that is joyful rather than frightening. It gives us a sense of the greatness of God and sparks in us a sense of amazement. When we realize how