Monthly Archives: October 2020

Sister Helen Ann Geagan, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Helen Ann Geagan, Sister Immaculate Corde, a sister of St. Joseph for seventy four years.  A picture is worth a thousand words and I ask you to look at Helen’s picture on your Mass Booklet. Her smile reveals the warmth, kindness and compassion all of us have known. Notice her eyes as they are

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October 31

Halloween Reflection The imagination is where the Divine and human meet. It is the middle ground where God’s light is diffused and reflected. The unseen word is the realm of creative imagination, of the ability of humans to bring things out of darkness that reflect God. This meeting place is the genuine realm of the supernatural.  Mystery flows under the

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October 30

Reflection When we live superficially … we are always outside ourselves, never quite ‘with’ ourselves, always divided and pulled in many directions … we find ourselves doing many things that we do not really want to do, saying things we do not really mean, needing things we do not really need, exhausting ourselves for what we secretly realize to be

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October 29

Reflection In this divided nation in which we live there is a desperate need for mutual acceptance.  We have fallen into a mindset that defines people by whether or not they fit into our mold. Antagonisms deepen and attitudes harden.“ Acceptance is the universal currency of real relationship. It allows the other to be the other. It puts no barriers

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October 28

Reflection “When I was the last man to walk on the moon in December 1972, I stood in the blue darkness and looked in awe at the earth from the lunar surface.  What I saw was almost too beautiful to grasp.  There was too much logic, too much purpose—it was just too beautiful to have happened by accident. It doesn’t

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October 27

Reflection Now is the time for turning. The leaves are beginning to turn from green to red to orange. The birds are beginning to turn and are heading once more toward the south. The animals are beginning to turn to storing their food for the winter. For leaves, birds and animals, turning comes instinctively. But for us, turning does not

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October 26

Reflection “The spirit of the beatitudes challenges us not to take up hardline positions especially those that reject or disparage others. We are all challenged to tolerance, to empathy, to appreciation of differences, to respect.  While we are miles apart,,,we agree not to let that drive a wedge between us. Deeply shared values such as integrity, love and respect, can

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October 25

Reflection You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:34-40 When the Bible talks about love it primarily means a love that keeps on loving, it means

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Women of the Resistance

Women of the Resistance is a series of interviews by Dr. James Bertsch with female leaders awakened by the anti-Trump Resistance. Each woman has an agenda she feels will make her neighborhood, our nation and our world a better place. On October 26, we will hear from Sister Karen Burke, CSJ, Ed.D. Karen is the Coordinator of Land Initiatives for

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October 24

Reflection The words echo from as far back as the Book of Genesis: “Am I My brother’s keeper?” Now as then, there is no evading the answer. As a nation we are in the grip of a virus that has sickened and killed an incredible number of us. People are dying alone and families are grieving. To deny responsibility for

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