Month: May 2021

May 3

By Clara Santoro | May 3, 2021 | Comments Off on May 3

Reflection Blessings remind us that our lives are full of moments waiting to be lived fully. When we pause and offer a blessing in silence, we pay attention to life’s ordinary moments, consecrate them, and imbue them with meaning. When we join and bless a meal, we remind ourselves that it is a gift from the earth and the labor of others. When we bless others in the name of…

May 2

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Reflection I am the vine. You are the branches.  John 15:1-8 In Judea, a vineyard was the symbol of a type of national identity. Often, in the Old Testament, Israel is pictured as the vine or the vineyard of God. In the eyes of its people, Israel was the true vine whose roots ran all the way back to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Jesus, a Jew, likened himself to a…

May 1

By Clara Santoro | May 1, 2021 | Comments Off on May 1

St. Joseph the Worker Reflection Joseph was not a rich man. He had to provide for his family by the work of his hands. He earned his livelihood by practicing a craft which was vital to the life of his community. Neighbors could get their necessities in his shop and he provided them by his own labor. They depended on him. He was one of those whose hard work made…