Monthly Archives: March 2021

March 15

Reflection Lent calls us to stop using religion as an excuse for not examining our real motives for everything we do in life including the spiritual. Lent calls us to rend our hearts, to attune our conscience to the voice of a loving God and ask ourselves down deep, if and why we are “religious” at all. Or are we…

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March 14

Reflection One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see. John 9:1-41 Blindness is a spiritual metaphor. How often our misery is caused because we cannot see the reality of our situation and have layered it with feelings, hurts and unwillingness to accept our own responsibility. We wander around in mental darkness and cannot see…

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Transformation Through Preservation

Using an innovative approach, the Sisters of Saint Joseph are working to improve water quality on their campus and ultimately on Long island. Based in their land Ethic adopted on 2015, the congregation nis working to establish a sustainable relationship with the land which they hold in sacred trust. Nitrogen pollution and runoff from failing cesspool and septic systems played…

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March 12

Reflection We are inundated with the trivial while valid and true information is obscured; we live in a world that feasts on gossip. Important events are buried while instant communication bares private indiscretions. It is hard to focus on what is important if we allow ourselves to become distracted by the trivial. It is difficult to respect and care for…

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March 11

Reflection The Christian ideal is personal goodness, but personal goodness requires that we be more than pious, more than faithful to the system, more than mere card-carrying members of the Christian community. Christianity requires that we each be so much a prophetic presence that our corner of the world becomes a better place because we are there. The call of…

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March 10

Reflection The early church was made up of communities of people who gathered to pray and to help one another live the inclusive love of Jesus. Through the centuries, we have evolved into our present structure. Do we reflect a community of believers living  the “way” of Jesus in our society, or are we merely reflecting the injustices, exclusion and…

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March 9

Reflection Spirituality is an awareness that we long to reach a dimension beyond ourselves   It is a desire for the Incomprehensible Mystery that we believe exists and is in contact with us in a loving relationship, the Mystery we call God. The deep longing buried in each of us pulls us toward a journey of search for this Being.  As…

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March 8

International Women’s Day Reflection 21Although patriarchy is believed to have originated in the tribal marriage practices of 3100 BC, and in more recent times there have been positive shifts in attitudes, legally and socially, it is still present in the year 2021. Patriarchy locates power in males and views females and children as inferior. It influences all areas of society…

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March 7

Reflection Stop making God’s house a marketplace. John 2:13-25 The light of truth in Jesus is a blinding one: It is not enough to regret evil, he shows us. We must do something, each of us, to denounce it, to deter it so that tomorrow’s dawn may be a brighter one for us all. If the question is, What’s the…

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