Monthly Archives: March 2019

March 31

Fourth Sunday of Lent Reflection While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. Luke 15:1-3, 11-32   How can we image unconditional love? Yet, in this story, that is what Jesus describes. It is a love that endures beyond…

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March 29

Reflection Spirituality is an awareness that we long to reach a dimension beyond ourselves   It is a desire for the Incomprehensible Mystery that we believe exists and is incontact with us in a loving relationship, the Mystery we call God. The deep longing buried in each of us pulls us toward a journey of search for this being.  As Christians,we…

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March 28

Reflection We have the standard from Christ, “By this shall all know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another”. That love is shown outwardly by our civility and courtesy to each other. Civility acknowledges the value of another person.  It is a way of living showing thoughtfulness, consideration, and respect for othersIf the public practice…

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March 27

Reflection If you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. Let them grow together until harvest Matthew 12:24-30 This seems to be a temptation for followers of Jesus in every age. We whip ourselves into a weeding frenzy, certain that we know the difference between weeds and wheat, and that we know how to deal…

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March 26

 Reflection We probably all have a concept of what a just world would look like. If presented with choices, we would probably choose what was most aligned with our expressed principles. The question is not what we know to be good, but how we live it out. How much do societal norms of acceptance undermine our actions?  How often do…

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March 25

Feast of the Annunciation Reflection   The annunciation is a faith event.  Dramatically, this poor, unconventional peasant woman’s free and autonomous answer opens a new chapter in the history of God with the world…Seen in this light, the particulars of Mary’s call, unique in that only one woman conceives and delivers Jesus, illuminate the fundamentals of everyone’s vocation through the…

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March 24

Third Sunday of Lent Reflection   Moses said to God, “But when I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you, ’if they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what am I to tell them?” God replied, “I am who am.” Exodus  God, beyond all names, you have made us in…

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News from CSJ Schools

The Mary Louis Academy Elizabeth Goberdhan, TMLA Sophomore, has received the 2019 Official Triple C Award presented by and in collaboration with NYS Attorney General’s Office & Philo4thought. This certificate of merit is awarded to a student who has displayed “a remarkable level of Character, Courage and Commitment in her personal growth and outreach to become an active member of…

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