Monthly Archives: November 2020

November 30

Reflection Advent is a time when we deepen our commitment to the meaning of Jesus’ life and words. We are not waiting for someone to come. We know he was already born and that he taught a new vision of living, a new way of understanding what it means to relate to God and to one another. The work of

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November 29

First Sunday of Advent Reflection Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come. Mark 13:33-37  Advent is about newness. Something unimagined is about to happen. In this weary world a new voice will be heard.  A voice that gives hope.  A voice that will bring good news to those who are willing to hear.  It

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November 28

Reflection Thanks be to you, O God, for the strong arm of those who have given us shelter in our life. who loved us in the womb and carried us as children, who guarded us as watchful angels and wept when we were in pain. J. Philip Newell This season of thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for the

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November 27

Reflection Nature abhors uniformity. Nature produces individuals. Nature not only produces species diversity but also individual diversity. No two days are the same, no two snowflakes, no two flowers, trees, or any other of the infinite life forms. To wantonly destroy a living species is to silence forever a divine voice. In the universe to be is to be different.

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November 26

Thanksgiving Day Reflection This is a different Thanksgiving for many of us. It has been a hard year in many ways. We have suffered anxiety, illness and loss. Yet, there is still much to be grateful for because gratitude enables us to live in wonder at the world revealed by our senses, the amazing capacity of our minds, the yearnings

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November 25

UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Reflection  Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread human rights violations in our world today and remains largely unreported due to the stigma and shame surrounding it. According to the United Nations, 35% of women and girls globally experience some form of physical and or sexual

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November 24

Reflection Those who live justly understand what belongs to whom and work to ensure that they receive it. If we take time to reflect on situations around us, the actions of our national leaders, the prejudices we take as norms, we may realize that we have been ignoring injustices that demand our attention. Justice impels us to recognize the equality

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November 23

Reflection In the turbulence of our days, amid events that trouble us, we tend to forget that there is still wonder in our world, that beyond the struggles for power and transitory victories, deep within creation, there still exists wholesomeness and goodness and beauty. We need to try to put aside the noise of conflict, anger and division and turn

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November 22

Feast of Christ the King Reflection God’s kingdom is a kingdom where the chief goal is to bring all people to fullness of life and humanity. It is the kingdom of the Beatitudes, of the great reversal of worldly values where those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted; where those who are

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November 21

Remembrance of Mother St. John Fontbonne Refounder of the Sisters of St. Joseph Reflection Tomorrow we honor the memory of Mother St. John Fontbonne. Jeanne Fontbonne was a woman who at the age of twenty-six was elected superior of a thriving convent and who was in prison in facing probable execution at the age of thirty-four. Because of the French

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