Monthly Archives: June 2019

June 30

Reflection  If we answer the call to discipleship where will it lead us? What decisions will it demand? Christianity is a challenge. There are certain demands that are part of a being disciple of Jesus.  While some of these demands are the same for everyone some are specific for particular individuals. The challenge for each of us is to be realistic…

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June 29

Reflection The fruit of prayer is silence, the fruit of silence is faith, the fruit of faith is hope, and the fruit of hope is love, unity and peace. Mother Teresa Prayer Lord, teach us to pray Action What is my concept of prayer?  How do I prepare my heart for the inbreaking of God? Suggested Reading Be constant in…

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June 28

Reflection What is a merciful heart? It is a heart on fire for the whole of creation, for humanity, for the birds, for the animals, and for all that exists.  By the strong and vehement mercy that grips such a person’s heart, and by such great compassion, the heart is humbled and one cannot bear to hear or to see…

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Community Gardens Grant

The Sisters of St. Joseph are the grateful recipients of a grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Market’s Community Gardens Grant Program. With the $5,721 dollars received, our Garden Ministry is making nice progress on the community garden beds on our Brentwood campus. Currently six out of the 21 planned beds are built. As our community…

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WWOOF Volunteers

WWOOF Volunteers

We are fortunate to have volunteers to help with our garden and farm ministries in this busy growing season. Our farm volunteers are registered with the World Wide Organization of Organic Farmers (WWOOF). WWOOF is a worldwide effort to link volunteers with organic farmers, promote an educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming practices.   Volunteers, or ‘WWOOFers’, spend…

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June 27

Reflection The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong.  The world is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness.  Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from…

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June 26

Reflection Last week I was at a church service I do not usually attend. The service began with a welcoming ritual, the leader alternating with the congregation. I was moved as I listened to the simple statements and the response. They so reflected “Love one another as I have loved you.” I thought,” Jesus, who was criticized for his inclusive…

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