Monthly Archives: September 2018

September 15

Commemoration of Our Lady of Sorrows  Reflection  Mary “joined the desolate cadre of women through the ages who experience the terrible human condition of outliving one’s child. There is no speaking this racking sorrow. It is out of the natural order of things. Worse yet, this death did not occur in the natural order of things but was violently inflicted…`her…

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September 14

Reflection Focusing on our mortality and the factors that wreak havoc upon human lives heightens our sensitivity to the deadening effects of habit and routine. We often deceive ourselves into believing that we can successfully defer living the kind of lives we consider worthwhile until some future time. This attitude is as naïve as it is self-deceptive. It ignores the…

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Autumn Equinox

Join us for an hour of prayer as we learn from the leaves the art of letting go. Autumn Equinox  Friday, September 21st at 5:30 PM at the CSJ Organic Garden Registration is appreciated Email: garden@csjbrentwood.org “Slowly she celebrated the sacrament of letting go. First she surrendered her green then the orange, yellow and red. Finally she let go of…

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Sisters of St. Joseph Seeking Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Looking for an exciting new position?  The Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY are searching for a responsible, detail oriented team player who will join us full-time as an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist.   We offer a competitive package of benefits and pension. Interested parties should please send a resume and cover letter to finley@csjbrentwood.org or by fax to 631-273-1345 As a…

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September 13

Reflection We need to work together to strengthen our innate sense of decency, learn to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and join together to foster a standard of mutual compassion and respect. It seems as if each day we are bombarded by hostility and aversion at all levels. From national rhetoric to road rage our sense of serenity…

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September 12

Reflection  Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God. Matthew 5 Bias and violence seem to be replacing any attempt at resolving differences through exchange of viewpoints and ideas. This is not only seen in the political and international sphere but also among ordinary people. Often, without any critical analysis, misinformation is accepted as truth and…

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September 9

Reflection “He has done all things well. He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” Mk 7:31-37 Thoughts create perception through hearing and speech creates images through words spoken. When Jesus restored the deaf-mute person, he was restoring his ability to image and perceive. The healing of deaf-mute man liberated him as well. He was enabled to know the…

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