Reflection And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded Matthew 10:42 Ordinary things can impact people in extraordinary ways. It isn’t about the value of the gift. It’s all about the giver and the receiver. The gift is not given grudgingly and out of obligation.
Reflection It seems that suddenly we have come to the end of September. Wasn’t it just April? Time slips away and only the present moment is what is real. “Today is yesterday’s tomorrow”. It is a reminder that life is precious. To rush busily through our days without noticing the unfolding of the seasons, the maturing of our children, the
Administrators of our Sisters of St. Joseph Sponsored Schools met at the St. Joseph Villa in Hampton Bays during the last week of September for their workshop on the Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood (CSJ) mission. The speaker for this annual 2 day workshop was Thomas Nunan, head of St. Joseph Prep in Brighton, Massachusetts, a school sponsored by the
Reflection Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) was the last encyclical drafted by Pope John XXIII who died on June 3, 1963 two months after its completion. It is interesting to read it more than half century later. In the encyclical, four clear principles are enumerated as criteria for the proper establishment of a humane peaceful order in the world.
Whenever we come to celebrate the life of one of our sisters we hold up all of the wonderful works they have done during their life as a Sister of Saint Joseph…and this is only right. A little while ago Sister Helen spoke of Karen’s ministries. At each place and with each person …whether a young child in her classroom
We, the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in strongly opposing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed changes to the public charge regulation. We view such changes as yet another attempt by the Trump administration to restrict immigration and punish immigrant families, to force parents to make impossible
Reflection While theologians have long debated Jesus’ true mission, that of apocalyptic prophet, sage teacher of wisdom, or sacrificial lamb, the variety of images and stories of Jesus seems to point to one reality: an experience of someone who is beyond all description while at the same time being the embodiment of that for which the deepest human yearnings strive…One
Reflection We exist by gratuitous gift. It has never been about what we deserve. We had no choice, nor did we do anything to earn our life or talents. In gratitude we love as best we can as long as we can, preserving this earth, giving without expecting anything in return. We recognize the gifts of others and respect them. Our
Reflection E Pluribus Unum is the traditional motto of the United States and proclaims in Latin “out of many, one”. We might take the time to reflect on what it says and what we want to believe about this nation: that a diverse people can achieve unity. Unity is about affirming commonalities. It promotes living in harmony with others. Unity is
Reflection Your kindness should be known to all. Philippians4:4-7 If we wrap ourselves in religious arrogance we are poor witnesses to the gospel. We are called to have regard for the feelings, rights, and traditions of others. Courtesy and consideration are marks of this respect whether we agree with them or not. To dishonor someone publically, to scorn and condemn