Monthly Archives: March 2020

March 15

Reflection The Gospel recounts the story of an encounter at a well between Jesus and a Samaritan woman. That they would speak to one another was highly unusual. But he  saw not a woman from a despised race but a person with basic goodness and the potential to be a disciple. He made a simple request:” Give me a drink”.

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March 14

Reflection We are inundated with the trivial while valid and true information is obscured; we live in a world that feasts on gossip. Important events are buried while instant communication bares private indiscretions. It is hard to focus on what is important if we allow ourselves to become distracted by the trivial. It is difficult to respect and care for

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March 13

Reflection What does it mean to be made in the image of God? In part it is to say that wisdom is deep within us, deeper than the ignorance of what we have done or become. It is to say that the passion of God for what is just and right is deep within, deeper than any apathy or participation

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March 12

Reflection Whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that their works may be clearly seen as done in God. John 3:21 It is easy to speak in pious language but usually our listeners carry away no long term convictions. Yet, being in contact with another whose presence reveals an inner spirituality which meets our own desire can be

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March 11

National Johnny Appleseed Day Reflection On this fifteenth day of lent, on a planet where there is a daily destruction of trees, there is a national remembrance of a man who spent his life planting seeds which nourished the land with fruit and beauty. He was a man whose love for trees gives a powerful message to our time. We

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Sisters of the Neighborhood: Sister Sue Sabol

Sister Sue Sabol has been a Healthcare Coordinator for the Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood for the past eight years. Sister Sue applied for this position as soon as it was created because it was a perfect fit for her skill set, which included extensive experience in the healthcare field. She spends her days traveling throughout Nassau and Suffolk to

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March 10

Reflection The early church was made up of communities of people who gathered to pray and to help one another live the inclusive love of Jesus. What about us? Through the centuries, we have evolved into our present structure. Are we a community of believers reflecting the “way” of Jesus in our society, or are we merely reflecting the injustices,

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Sister Ruth Cunningham, CSJ

“For each of us there is only one thing necessary: to fulfil our own destiny according to God’s will to be what God wants us to be.” This is a quote from Thomas Merton, one of Ruth’s favorite authors. Today we celebrate that Ruth Ann Cunningham has fulfilled her destiny according to God’s will as a Sister of St. Joseph

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March 9

Reflection God who loves us knows us. We long to be known, not only from the outside but from within. We feel that if others knew us as we really are, with our hopes, dreams and struggles to be whole, they would have a compassionate and tolerant love for us. Conversely, were we to live for an hour within the

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March 8

Reflection Jesus took Peter, James and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves and he was transfigured before them. Mark 9:2-10 In mythic tradition, the mountain is the place where earth touches sky. Its summit enters the sphere of eternity and its base is in the mortal world. At the mountain top, the divine reveals itself

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