Yearly Archives: 2021

October 16

Reflection Each day is a pathway into what has never been before. If its yesterday has been joyful, it brings a sense of fulfillment. If its yesterday has been painful, it brings the hope of healing. It renews the pulse of life after the stillness of sleep. As each hour unfolds it offers a mixture of challenge and opportunity. Walk…

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October 15

Reflection Today, the Sisters of St. Joseph celebrate the anniversary of their formal foundation in 1650. We remember the courage and creativity of those first sisters, who in a society where women were not expected to be either pioneers or innovators managed to become both.  The spirit that energized their action was a conviction that all are one in God’s…

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October 14

Reflection To be centered in God alone does not mean to have no interests but God. It means to realize that all other interests are meant to bring us closer to God. They are not meant to take God’s place in our lives but to enable God’s spirit to enhance the meaning of everything else. The point at which we…

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October 13

Reflection In the simple core of our being we carry the imprint of the Divine in all its miraculous nature.  Because “God is a simple essence” life’s divinity is able to express itself more directly in our love and hope and joy and other simple qualities. Reconnecting with these qualities we are able to reconnect with the divine within us…

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October 12

Reflection Besides challenging his listeners to consider who they were, Jesus urged them to consider who God was. Every story Jesus told revealed something of the Holy, the reality he called “Father” the image that itself is a metaphor for what theologian Karl Rahner called ” Incomprehensible, Holy Mystery” – an ultimate reality beyond any box we try to put…

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October 11

  Reflection Before the arrival of Columbus, the indigenous Americans were successful self-sufficient communities that sustained life for thousands of years. Each year, the movement to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day spreads across the United States. The first seed of Indigenous Peoples’ Day was planted at a U.N. international conference on discrimination in 1977. For the Native Americans,…

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October 10

 Reflection Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me. Mark 10:17 – 30 The story of the “rich young man” reminds us of how difficult it can be to “sell what we have and give to the poor.”  “He had “many possessions.”  Even if we are not…

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October 9

Reflection The people in our lives are among our greatest gifts. They are those who have loved us best and most unconditionally.  Sometimes they are so familiar to us that we take their love and goodness for granted. Sometimes the distractions of modern life have simply made it all too easy not to be in touch with them. Yet, they…

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October 8

  Reflection The awareness of God’s presence involves stillness. To be still is to seek a serenity, a calm, a tranquility of being separated from commotion or agitation.  Often it can happen when we are attuned to nature. How often we are caught into stillness by a sunset, a beautiful moonlit night, or a walk among trees. We become aware…

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