Monthly Archives: November 2019

November 30

Reflection Today is the annual International Remembrance Day for Lost Species. In warning of the danger of continued environmental degradation Pope Francis wrote: thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us. (Laudato Si). We need to remember that we are all connected and responsible for one another. We cannot enjoy…

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November 29

Anniversary of Dorothy Day Reflection A writer, editor and social reformer, Dorothy Day was born, in New York City on November 8, 1897. She was a radical during her time, working for such social causes as pacifism and women’s suffrage. Arrested several times for her involvement in protests, she even went on a hunger strike after being jailed for protesting…

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November 28

Thanksgiving Day Reflection “Gratitude is the memory of the heart”. It is the awareness that having come into this world with nothing, we have received everything. It is having eyes open to see the love of the family into which we were born and of the friends we have made. Gratitude enables us to live in wonder at the world…

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November 27

Reflection In a world of quantum possibilities and an expanding universe, future has an endless horizon. The religious dimension of our existence is simply the deep, intrinsic longing for absolute unity, beyond heaven and earth, a stretching forth into the incomprehensible love-energy that is God. How we harness this energy for a deepening of life ahead is the religious question…

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November 26

Reflection   The Christian life is about realizing that God loves us and living in this relationship.  It is about being intentional about a deepening relationship with the Source in whom we live and have our being. Realizing that God is the One from whom all things have come, we begin to realize our connection with all others. Love and…

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November 25

UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Reflection Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread human rights violations in our world today and remains largely unreported due to the stigma and shame surrounding it.  According to the United Nations, 35% of women and girls globally experience some form of physical and or sexual…

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November 24

Feast of Christ the King Reflection God’s kingdom is not one of power, of imposed authority or domination. It is a kingdom where the chief goal is to bring all people to fullness of life and humanity. It is the kingdom of the Beatitudes, of the great reversal of worldly values where those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and…

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November 23

Reflection In the universe to be is to be different. The mystery that lies behind the void must have an awesome imagination; it must have an amazing capacity to dream in order to come up with such an extraordinary self-manifestation. Nature abhors uniformity. Nature not only produces species diversity but also individual diversity. Nature produces individuals. No two days are…

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November 22

Remembrance of Mother St. John Fontbonne Refounder of the Sisters of St. Joseph Reflection Jeanne Marie Fontbonne (1759–1843) was born in Bas-en-Basset, Haute Loire, France.  When she was 18 year old, she entered a house of the Sisters of St. Joseph. The following year she received the religious habit. At the age of 26 she was chosen by the community to be…

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November 21

Reflection We may feel powerless in the face of the large and small hostilities lacerating our planet, but we are not. Peace, both individual and global, begins with us. When we embrace a spiritual path that brings tranquility to our hearts and minds, we are taking the first step toward bringing peace to the world. Inner calmness will create gentle…

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