Monthly Archives: July 2019

Spirits On Fire Program

From July 22-25,  Gina Christel, Assistant Principal of Sacred Heart Academy, participated in the Spirits on Fire Program in Chicago.  This year long formation program is designed for lay leaders in the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph.  Thirty-one persons from across the United States traveled to the Carmelite Spiritual Center for Cohort 4’s immersion experience in the…

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Summer Of Service

Many students from our sponsored high schools have been spending parts of their summers in service throughout our various ministries. What a great week with awesome Sacred Heart Academy students on our Garden Service Retreat! Posted by The Garden Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood on Friday, July 26, 2019 Click here to view full post on Facebook. Last…

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July 31

Reflection When you are interiorly free you call others to freedom, whether you know it or not. Freedom attracts wherever it appears. A free man or a free woman creates a space where others feel safe and want to dwell. Our world is so full of conditions, demands, requirements, and obligations that we often wonder what is expected of us.…

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July 30

Reflection The goal of a disciple is to become like the teacher. To be Christ’s disciple, then, is to strive to be like him.  A true disciple of Jesus is one who lives the Gospel message in a way that is visible. It also means being willing by enfleshing of Christ’s teachings, to accept the ridicule and intolerance that lives…

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JULY 29

 Reflection For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. John 13:15 Jesus gave us the example of his life and vision. This is a guide for how we should act within the circumstances of the 21st century, a distinctive way of relationship rather than a static command. We are to…

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July 28

Reflection  And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:1-13 In intercessory prayer we bring our concerns, hopes, fears, and joys to…

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July 27

Reflection Faith in Jesus is not about notional assent to a set of doctrines and rules. It is primarily about a relationship in which the incarnational body of God in our world grows and flourishes into that fullness of life, a new “reign” in which all are invited as active agents.  It is not for those sittiing on the fence…

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July 26

Reflection An ecological asceticism works to restore right relations between humankind and otherkind. Rather than the medieval construct of the hierarchy of being…ecological asceticism reconfigures that pyramid into a circle of life with human beings thoroughly interwoven with all other creatures, special in virtue of being conscious and free but utterly interdependent on others for their life. The prophetic response…

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Welcoming The Dear Neighbor

St. Joseph College Long Island and the Sisters of St. Joseph Welcome Service Volunteers from Tzu Chi University   As part of their visit to SJCNY, visiting service volunteers from Tzu Chi University made a special trip to SJC Long Island to meet some of the members of the College’s founding order, the Sisters of St. Joseph at their motherhouse…

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