Monthly Archives: November 2018

November 30

Reflection Today is the annual International Remembrance Day for Lost Species. In warning of the danger of continued environmental degradation Pope Francis wrote: thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us. (Laudato Si). We need to remember that we are all connected and responsible for one another. We cannot enjoy…

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November 29

Anniversary of Dorothy Day Reflection A writer, editor and social reformer, Dorothy Day was born, in New York City on November 8, 1897. She was a radical during her time, working for such social causes as pacifism and women’s suffrage. Arrested several times for her involvement in protests, she even went on a hunger strike after being jailed for protesting…

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November 27

Reflection “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”. “Fear” in the sense of awe, reverence, respect and; the realization that each of our lives is infused by Holy Mystery. Wisdom is not merely how to live, but how to live together. As we think about wisdom we try to understand the wisdom that should be reflected in…

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November 26

Reflection We may feel powerless in the face of the large and small hostilities lacerating our planet, but we are not. Peace, both individual and global, begins with us. When we embrace a spiritual path that brings tranquility to our hearts and minds, we are taking the first step toward bringing peace to the world. Inner calmness will create gentle…

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November 25

Reflection Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice. John 18:37 The passion of Jesus’ life was to bring about his understanding of the reign of God, a world in which people were united in love, compassion, justice and peace.  It was a vision of wholeness. He saw participation in God’s kingdom not as based in power or…

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November 24

Reflection If religions are to contribute to a more unified, just and peaceful world they must do so by creating a new future together. Can we imagine a new type of religious being or new forms of religious life or perhaps new religion itself? In a world of quantum possibilities and an expanding universe, future has an endless horizon. The…

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November 23

Reflection Now that Thanksgiving Day has passed all the thoughts of gratitude we summoned need to be carried forward.  Having reflected on God’s gifts, it is time to share them without expecting something in return. It is time to continue to recognize the blessings in each passing day. We can move on with our lives, happy at having what we…

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November 22

Thanksgiving Day Reflection “Gratitude is the memory of the heart”. It is the awareness that having come into this world with nothing, we have received everything. It is having eyes open to see the love of the family into which we were born and of the friends we have made. Gratitude enables us to live in wonder at the world…

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November 21

Remembrance of Mother St. John Fontbonne Refounder of the Sisters of St. Joseph Reflection Tomorrow is the day when we usually remember Mother St. John Fontbonne. She was a woman who truly experienced death and rebirth. At the age of twenty-six she was elected superior of a thriving convent; at the age of thirty-four, because of the French Revolution, she was…

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