Monthly Archives: September 2019

Recommit to Racial Justice Event

On Sunday, Sept. 29, a spectacularly pleasant early fall day, 40 sisters, associates, St. Joseph Workers and neighbors committed to forgo the beautiful day outdoors and spend the afternoon grappling with the deep and often uncomfortable work of racism and white supremacy.  The Kick-off event sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph was facilitated by Colleen Ross, Communications Manager for…

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September 30

 Rosh Hashanah  Reflection Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, is the beginning of 10 days of soul searching and repentance. The themes of the High Holy Days are meant to create a sensitivity and appreciation for the precious significance of everyday existence. For all of us, focusing on human mortality and the factors that wreak havoc upon human…

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September 29

Reflection If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead. Luke 16:31 In this parable the rich man’s condemnation was not because he was wealthy but because he was indifferent. Life was good. The fact that there was a hungry, homeless, sick person on his doorstep was…

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September 28

Reflection It seems that suddenly we have come to the end of September. Wasn’t it just Spring? Time slips away and only the present moment is what is real. “Today is yesterday’s tomorrow”. It is a reminder that life is precious. To rush busily through our days without noticing the unfolding of the seasons, the maturing of our children, the…

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September 27

Reflection At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God’s creation and the one human family. It is about protecting both the human environment and the natural environment. To embrace our role as stewards of God’s creation, we must employ…

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September 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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