Monthly Archives: April 2020

COVID-19: Food Insecurity

Among the essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic are our food suppliers. The growth of unemployment has exacerbated food insecurity. New Yorkers are finding it increasingly difficult to find food as many programs have had to shut down. As a result the demand for food assistance is rising at an extraordinary rate leaving food banks and food pantries running short

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April 30

Reflection Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.

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April 29

Earth Month Series Love Made Visible Reflection The heart sees a pattern of loving unity among all things. It reaches below the surface to find love that is visible everywhere.  All living beings come from the power of Love and are expressions of love.  In our universe, all is one, all is connected.  The shelter and nourishment given by trees

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April 28

Reflection Times of crisis reveal our real moral character. When life is going smoothly, we can float through not having to make decisions that are revealing. But when events force us to make choices based in our basic beliefs, we are exposed  for all to see.  In this present crisis we have come to understand who those are whose service

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Sister Joan Ann Rogers, CSJ

    Joan entered the congregation in 1953 and lived a life filled with prayer and joy with a spirit-filled faith.  As an educator and counselor, she loved deeply, shared joyfully, and ministered with a listening heart, grace and compassion.  To each of these she brought her love of community, her gift of listening, and her kindness to all. Joan shared God’s

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April 27

Reflection This time may be the beginning of a new era.  While some of us long to slip back into the comfort of old patterns, others are sensing that new patterns are possible.  This is being learned through the decisions we have been forced to make between what is really necessary, what is really important, and what is just comfortable

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April 26

Reflection Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us? Luke 24:13-35 That presence of the risen Christ was so real, so powerful that it changed everything for them, and even sent those who fled Jerusalem in fear back to share this incredible good news:  the crucifixion had failed, Jesus

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Sister Florence Therese Sarsfield, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Florence Therese Sarsfield who entered into eternal life  while residing at Maria Regina Residence.  Florence entered the congregation in 1949 and spent her 71 years in religious life in prayer and joy with a spirit-filled faith and devotion to Mary, Our Blessed Mother. She was an educator who loved deeply. In addition to teaching, she

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April 25

Reflection There is a difference between what is legal and what is just.  It is possible to lead a life in which all of our actions are aboveboard, but those same actions may still be morally suspect. There is incongruity between living by the letter of the law and by the spirit of it.  As Christians we are expected to

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Seeding A Meadow on Earth Day

On Earth Day, the Sisters of St. Joseph expanded their three acre native grass meadow to seven acres with a new seeding. The meadow is in a section of the large lawn area in front of the main buildings. The purpose of the native grass meadow is to restore ecosystems, to provide wildlife habitat for species likely to be found

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