Monthly Archives: February 2019

February 28

Reflection Sometimes it is necessary to reflect on whether we live our religion but we are ignoring the gospel. We need to look at whether we are strong in observances while we buy into the stereotypes and prejudicial attitudes afloat toward the poor, the alien, and those different from ourselves. If we listen to ourselves as we speak do we…

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February 27

Reflection You give them something to eat. Mark 6:37 When we think of the responsibility we have to feed the hungry, we usually think of it in manageable actions within the sphere of our own contacts.  We are involved in food drives, soup kitchens, money donations and like activities. We don’t usually include ourselves and our families among the vulnerable. …

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Spirituality of Bread Making Retreat Day

The Garden Ministry held its first Spirituality of Bread-Making Retreat with ten of our garden volunteers and friends.  Having had the experience of growing, harvesting, threshing, winnowing, grinding and baking our own wheat, we began by recognizing our profound connection with soil, water, sun, and Earth herself.  As we continued through the process of making bread, we reflected on each step and…

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February 26

Reflection To turn away from marginalized people is to turn away from Jesus who identifies with them. As a nation, are our policies on immigration, our attitudes toward those in need of food stamps and health care, our tax policies in accord with this? Reflecting on the life of Jesus we see clearly that he always took the side of…

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February 24

Reflection This passage of the Gospel seems to express an idealism that is totally unrealistic and unattainable. It forces us to put aside our prejudices and assumptions. This is the core of Jesus’ teaching often expressed as the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like them to treat you.  Love one another. It requires a positive attitude towards people…

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February 23

Reflection To follow Jesus means to be moved as he was by injustice, to see through the ignorance and selfishness that have brought us to this moment. We are called to an awareness of our emergence from the same Source and our kinship with all that is. This is not only a personal journey. God is revealed through the persons…

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National Catholic Sisters Week Event – March 10, 2019

Come and join us as Sister Theologians and Millennials Seize the Stage during National Catholic Sisters Week 2019! Sister Theologians and Millennials in Theology and Ministry in Conversation with one Another. Join us as we celebrate religious sisters who were some of the first women to break the glass ceiling in the study of Theology and Scripture along with a new generation…

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February 22

 Reflection In our nation and in our world we see division and disunity undermining attempts at achieving peace or agreement for the common good. Being united implies living in harmony with other people. It is about learning to respect differences and celebrate diversity. It is about affirming commonalities. Living in unity requires objectivity, good judgment, flexibility and respect. Every decision…

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February 21

Reflection By ceasing to make our individual differences a basis for competition and by recognizing these differences as potential contributions to life together, we begin to hear the call to community. In and through Christ, people of different lifestyles, from different races and classes, with different languages and education, can join together and witness to God’s compassionate presence in our…

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