Monthly Archives: January 2020

Witnessing At The Border

In January, our St. Joseph Worker New York volunteers gathered with those from Minnesota and California to provide service at the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, TX,  with daily trips with much needed supplies made by some to the tent camps in Matamoros, Mexico. Sister Susan Wilcox, CSJ and  Sister Janet Kinney, CSJ travelled to Brownville, TX (directly across from…

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January 31

Reflection The first month of this year is over. Since the new year we have seen devastating fires, fierce storms, floods, record snowfalls, and the effects of warming oceans. The planet is issuing warnings and still those who have the power of change are not listening. “For those who care about God’s creation, the present time is one of crisis,…

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Leadership Council Holds January Meeting in Brentwood

The Leadership Council for the US Federation held its January 2020 meeting in Brentwood. The US Federation is grateful to the Brentwood congregation for providing hospitality in St. Joseph Renewal Center.  The Leadership Council had their meals in the convent dining room with their Brentwood sisters. Members of the Leadership Council: Eileen McCann, CSJ, Albany, NY, Co-chair Joan Gallagher, Brentwood, NY,…

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January 30

Reflection What is everyday spirituality?  We were taught that spirituality was the part of religion that focused on the “inner life.” It was something that you did in a special place or time, usually a quiet room at home or on retreat. However, we discovered that many religious traditions encouraged people to engage in a search for the sacred as…

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January 29

Reflection In this troubled and troubling world we are continually forced to choose sides or else risk indifference or complicity by virtue of inaction. But taking sides also perpetuates a society of winners and losers, of “us vs. them.” How can one seek peace and inclusivity and at the same time work for justice when working for justice means choosing…

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January 28

Reflection Mental laziness is one cause of the misguided opinions that people form without any attempt to base them in fact. It accepts everything that is promoted socially or politically without having the curiosity to critique it for truth. To follow what one is convinced is true requires a critical, open, and informed mind and a willingness to take time…

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