Monthly Archives: February 2021

February 10

Reflection In every age God is revealed in new ways. God inspires us to connect new insights and knowledge with a spirituality for our time. In this millennium when past paradigms are no longer adequate for the realities of today, we are offered a new understanding.  The God of our Universe Story enables us to see that we can reach

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February 9

Reflection This is a serious moment in our national history. We must be careful not to trivialize it. To act as if it is not important, to act as if it does not impinge on our lives is not to realize the issues. This is not about one person or one political viewpoint as opposed to another. It is about

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Land Ecology Internship @ Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood, NY

Land Ecology Internship @ Sisters of St. Joseph – Brentwood, NY  Sustainability Initiatives The 212-acre Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood property is a tranquil campus in the suburbs, consisting of woodlands, beautiful meadows, landscaped areas, historic buildings and 28 acres of organic farm land. Our 40-acre pine-oak woodland hosts a unique diversity of plants and wildlife. The Sisters hold this

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February 8

Reflection In our prayer, we seek to encounter the Presence of God. We tend to think of the God who is Mystery as somewhere beyond us, a goal to be reached by our own efforts. Yet, God is with us always. Our task is not to search for the God beyond but to become aware of the Mystery which sustains

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February 7

Reflection “Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:29-39 There is a silence we choose.  We retreat into solitude so that we might be quieted enough to feel the Holy Spirit blowing through our lives and observe the effects of the Spirit all around us. We retreat in hopes

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FEBRUARY 6

Reflection Christianity is not about a set of spiritless rules but about a set of values. . For a follower of Christ, living is not in the appearance of things but in their substance. We are not expected to imitate those who exercise power over others for their own advantage or condemn others who seem not to live up to

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February 5

Reflection We gather round fires because we crave the heat and light they generate. In this moment of history much of the world has become harsh and bitter cold. We cry out  for a rekindling of the fires of love and compassion. We need to build heart hearths–havens of warmth and light where we can look across the sparks and

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Sister Rose Lanzone, CSJ

The reading that Rose chose for today celebration states, “There is a time for everything.” This is the time to celebrate the life of Rose Lanzone- Sister Maria Fatima- a Sister of St. Joseph for 73 years. Rose was a beach girl. She was born to Jennie and Joseph into a family of six children- 4 girls and 2 boys in

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February 4

Reflection Among the sad photos that come across our TV screens are those of cold, abandoned animals and a plea that they be helped. It is hard to understand how having taken these innocent creatures into our homes we can then leave them uncared for wnatever the reason. The story of Eden has made us believe that animals are for

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The Lenten Journey: Uncovering the Wellspring of Our Deepest Thirst

Lenten Retreat Morning on February 27th at 10 a.m.  During this Lenten Journey, what needs to be uncovered, transformed, and healed within? The presenter will be Sister Joannie Cassidy, SSJ.  If interested, register at spirituality@csjbrentwood.org. After registering you will be sent information and the link for the morning. To view the flyer click HERE

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