Monthly Archives: May 2021

May 24

Reflection The Spirit is simply God’s self-communication in grace, present and active everywhere, pervading the world.  This basic but profound reality bears repeating today, because so many do not experience God’s nearness but think of God as distant or even unreal. This is most unfortunate.  Through the Spirit, the risen Christ is universally present in the world everywhere and in

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May 23

Pentecost Reflection All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak In other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1-13 The divine encompassing Spirit of God is dynamic energy creating and recreating, continually giving impetus to that which is beyond anything we can ever hope to express. The power of Spirit charged energy will not be

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Island Harvest Healthy Farm Reopens

Island Harvest’s Healthy Harvest Farm Reopens A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on May 19th at Island Harvest’s Farm on our campus. The ceremony rededicated the farm after the pandemic kept it closed last year. Island Harvest Food Bank’s leadership, representatives from the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, locally elected officials, anti-hunger activists, and

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Land Ecology Interns Join Us

Welcome Land Ecology Interns Through the course of the spring and summer a total of four interns will be working as part of the Sustainability Department.  Landscape Ecologist, Amanda Furcall is supervising their activities which include managing the woodlands and meadows, tending the native plant gardens, conducting botanical and wildlife surveys and maintaining trails.  The interns will greatly increase our

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May 22

 UN International Day of Biologic Diversity Reflection A contemplative view of biologic diversity respects the presence of the Sacred in all life and in creation. It sees creation as integrated and reverences all its expressions. It is in awe at the variety of life’s expressions. One sees everything through the eyes of its Creator. A contemplative perspective realizes that each

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May 21

Reflection The metaphor “life’s journey” is based in reality. “Our gradual transformation is the result of choices influenced by grace and repeated over a lifetime.” Maturity and holiness come incrementally. We live, we experience, we choose, we fail, we succeed and gradually we become integrated. The Spirit within us urges us forward; we are always in the process of becoming.

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May 20

Reflection We believe that the One we call God is the Origin of all that is. To love as God loves is to love freely and gratuitously. It is a love based in a realization that we are a part of the universe not the center of it, a true knowledge and confidence in ourselves and a genuine caring for

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May 19

Reflection As the gospels report them, Jesus’ words were not theoretical. They carried the conviction of one who had shared the life of ordinary people. The beatitudes were born of his convictions and his parables were based in his everyday experiences. Because of that, his words were not stale but alive.  He had an authority that was different from that

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May 18

Reflection Life has its rhythms and changes. Part of the ongoing life cycle is aging and connected to aging is maturation. Prior generations and other cultures have reverenced those who were recognized as “elders” in the community. They understood that although youth is energetic, strong, spontaneous and attractive, it takes time to develop experience, wisdom, and character.  One has to

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May 17

Reflection Spring is a metaphor for change. Some changes we eagerly await, and some we abhor. Some changes we plan and others arrive uninvited. In all these changes we need perspective to bring us to expectation, hope, and rebirth. The sunlight and the rain are reminders that Earth is being renewed. The God of renewal is always present in our

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