Monthly Archives: November 2019

November 13

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Reflection St. Frances Cabrini is the patron saint of immigrants. An immigrant herself, she embodied the strength of the immigrant women she served. Pope Leo XIII had suggested to her that she go to the United States to help the Italian immigrants who were pouting into the country, most in great poverty. She founded the Missionary

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November 12

Reflection  There is no such thing as failure in the journey to the reign of God. Despite the rejection of today’s doers and shakers who want to do less and shake up nothing at all, the prophet wins the day, shaking up the heart one Gospel at a time. Those who do not do the journey can never know the

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November 11

Veterans Day Reflection This is a day for serious reflection and deep gratitude. We think of all those men and women who gave their lives in service of this country. We remember them with gratitude for their courage and strength, and we also remember those who mourn them.  There are many who have returned home with bodies and spirits scarred

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November 10

Reflection We are confident of you in the Lord that what we instruct you, you are doing and will continue to do. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 “…the gospel is not given to tell us what we already know. Rather, the gospel is given to tell us what we do not know or what we have forgotten, and that is who we

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November 9

Reflection Relationships are built on communication. In our own relationships we communicate far more information non-verbally than in words. Our facial expressions, body language, gestures and tone of voice give us away no matter what our words may be. We sense more from one another than what we say. Communication is how we reach understanding and nothing is a substitute

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Sisters of the Neighborhood – Sister Helen Dolores Byrne and Sister Pat Rizzo

Among the many programs and activities S. Helen Dolores Byrne began while serving as a Pastoral Associate at St. Agnes, Rockville Centre, was an Ignatian Prayer group. On the first Monday of the month the group of 20-30 parishioners would gather to learn and practice Ignatian spirituality. After leaving formal ministry S. Helen along with S. Pat Rizzo continue to

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November 8

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 7

Reflection  Separation is an illusion. Both religion and science confirm this truth; the experiences of the mystics, the teachings of ecology and physics, all the possible ways we can connect on the internet confirm this. The spiritual, emotional, and mental aspects of our beings interpenetrate and nourish each other. Everything is related to everything else. To accept this enables us

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November 6

Reflection The longing for love that is in each of us exists in the very nature of the universe. It is the movement of all creation toward union and relationship. If we could realize that what is such a deep need in each of us is also the same need in all beings, what a difference it would make in

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