Monthly Archives: September 2019

September 24

Reflection From time to time in human history our world is threatened by circumstances so dire that the people unite in the cause of common survival.  This happened last Friday when children gathered throughout the world demanding world leaders act to reverse climate change. They understood better than adults the peril they are facing. Together they reminded us of our…

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September 23

Autumn Equinox Reflection There is a poignancy to autumn. This is the time of harvest. The plants have achieved their fullness and now they offer their fruits and drop their seeds. The trees, whose new green announced springtime, will lose their green and reveal the brilliant oranges, reds and yellows that were hidden beneath. The early dawn of mornings and…

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September 21

 International Day of Peace Reflection  The theme for International Day of Peace 2019 is Climate Action for Peace. The theme draws attention to the importance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world. Climate change causes clear threats to international peace and security. Natural disasters displace three times as many people as conflicts,…

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September 20

Reflection Young people have led climate strikes around the world. They are asking us to walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the near future. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades but there has been no substantia change.…

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September 19

Reflection When we form a Christian community we come together not because of similar experiences, knowledge, color, problems or sex but because we have been called by the same Lord. Only God enables us to cross the many bridges that separate us; only God allows us to recognize one another as the members of the same human family; and only…

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Island Harvest Food Bank Celebrates Bountiful Harvest at Brentwood Farm to Help Hungry Long Islanders

On September 18, 2019, Island Harvest Food Bank celebrated the bountiful harvest from their Giving Garden/Farm on the Brentwood Campus of the Sisters of St. Joseph to help hungry Long Islanders. Island Harvest Food Bank, along with the Sisters of St. Joseph and a group of volunteers from the international organic farm organization WWOOF(World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), and…

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September 18

Reflection Caught up in our lives of activity we often miss the truly significant moments. We do not pay attention. Lacking awareness, we live in a jumble of experiences without a grasp on their significance. Sometimes we live in a whirl of distractions, sometimes nothing really registers on us and we feel drained of energy; sometimes everything registers and we…

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