Monthly Archives: October 2018

October 31

Halloween Reflection Halloween reminds us that though we can behold eternity in the dark vault of the sky, we are not eternal.  In embracing the darkness, in celebrating death and the monsters of the night, it also commands us to build a common fire at a communal harvest, to pause in our hurry, mark with joy the passing of the…

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St. Joseph College Students Provide Day of Service to the Sisters of St. Joseph

Nearly 200 St. Joseph College students participated in this year’s Day of Service on October 17, 2018 on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY.  Students gave service by helping to plant bulbs at the rain garden, helping to clear the woodlands of debris, visiting in Maria Regina Skilled Nursing Facility and helping at the Garden Ministry.

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October 30

Reflection “We know Jesus of Nazareth was a historical person, a human being who lived his convictions even to the point of death. He bore witness in his time and context to a God of compassion and unconditional forgiveness. He healed and exorcised. He rejected violence and included public outcasts in his table-fellowship. He stood…for a domination free order. As…

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October 29

Reflection Gratitude and materialism offer different stories about what we need in order  to feel secure. With materialism security is based on having the right things. We know what these right things are by keeping an eye on our neighbors and on current fashions. Gratitude pulls us out of this rat race. It shifts our focus from what’s missing to…

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October 28

Reflection “Master, I want to see.” Mark 10:46 – 52 The simple sincerity of that request holds all the suffering and longing of his life. “I want to see.” How does that echo in the spiritual quest of each of us? We all have blind spots that paralyze and confuse us. Sometimes they are so ingrained that we do not…

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October 27

Reflection There is a vast transformation of consciousness necessary if we are to translate our words and inspiring rhetoric into action. There is a deep personal conversion needed in leaders and peoples if we are to learn to live in harmony with each other, with all other beings with whom we share this planet, and with the planet itself. The…

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Island Harvest Food Bank Inaugurates 1.8-Acre Giving Garden to Bring More Nutritious Produce to Food Insecure Long Islanders

Island Harvest Food Bank Inaugurates 1.8-Acre Giving Garden to Bring More Nutritious Produce to Food Insecure Long Islanders

Island Harvest Food Bank Food Bank was joined by local hunger-relief advocates, elected officials, and community leaders on October 23, 2018 in celebrating a 1.8-acre parcel that will be used to grow fresh fruits and vegetables to help address the issue of nutrition and food insecurity in our local communities. The land, located on a 212-acre parcel in Brentwood, is owned…

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October 26

Reflection Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for us to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. We must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. Martin Luther King,Jr, Nobel Prize acceptance speech…

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October 25

Reflection Acceptance is the universal currency of real friendship. It allows the other to be the other. It puts no barriers where life should be. It does not warp or shape or wrench a person to be something other than what they are. It simply opens its arms to hold the weary and opens its heart to hear the broken…

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