Monthly Archives: July 2018

JPIC Coordinator Position Open at Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood

Looking for an exciting new ministry? The Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY are searching for a Coordinator of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation to staff and coordinate the advocacy efforts of their JPIC Office. To facilitate their response to the issues of our times the Coordinator of the JPIC Office will be responsible to the Leadership Team…

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July 31

Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola Reflection St. Ignatius of Loyola founded the Jesuits, a religious order that has had a profound effect on education and preaching within the Catholic Church. “The peace of our Lord is something interior, and it brings with it all the other gifts and graces necessary for salvation and eternal life. This peace makes us…

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July 30

Reflection The goal of a disciple is to become like the teacher. To be Christ’s disciple, then, is to strive to be like him. It also means being willing, by enfleshing of Christ’s teachings, to accept the ridicule and intolerance that lives of love, nonviolence, and witnessing to the values of the Gospel may bring on us. This requires commitment…

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July 29

Reflection Where can we buy enough food for them to eat? John 6:1-15 All people are entitled to share in the bounty of food produced, The problem in our present world is not one of scarcity.  In our world as a whole, there is no shortage of food. Yet, for many reasons too many people are going hungry.  The problem…

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July 28

Reflection Earth’s crammed with heaven… But only he who sees, takes off his shoes. Elizabeth Barrett Browning Silently meditate on the vastness of the universe, the  majesty of the ocean, the  power of natural forces the grace and beauty of animals and plants and the connection we each have  within this one creation. Prayer “How wonderful, O God, are the works…

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July 27

Reflection The metaphor of the child is extensively used in conventional spirituality. Phrases like “childlike trust,” “loyalty,” “obedience,” “under authority” all denote a sense of dependency that is not congruent with adult maturity. The tendency to structure religion in patriarchal-type institutions, with a strong focus on those who govern from on high, breeds co-dependency rather than mutual interdependence. Such metaphors…

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July 26

Reflection Embodied love, with all the joy and pleasure and beauty it brings, has been made the great enemy of the spiritual life, as if learning to be dour were a dimension of sanctity. We were trained to beware the beautiful and the pleasurable, as if beauty and pleasure distracted us from the God who made the world beautiful and…

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Sow A Seed

A good comparison for the investment many congregational members made in Rural and Migrant Ministry recently is from the parable about the mustard seed.  The smallest of all seeds becomes a tree that has great value to many of God’s creatures whom the tree provides for.   Recently, many small  donations from Sisters and Associates were able to start a  summer camp experience for the children…

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July 25

Reflection There are times in our lives when something difficult brings us to another depth of insight, another level of spiritual maturity, revealing something within us that we never knew before. We can’t have it for nothing; there is a cost involved. It will cost everything. If we recognize its value are we willing to make a change no matter…

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July 24

 Reflection We call upon all men and women to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive…

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