Reflection Stillness is not part of ordinary life in our society. We are always doing, going, rushing or talking. Cell phones are our constant connection with life outside of ourselves. We are not used to quiet or time for our own thinking, Yet, stillness is part of the awareness of the presence of the Sacred which we call prayer. It
Reflection Who do you say that I am ? Matthew 16:13-19 It is a compelling question. We all ask it. You say that you love me but do you really know who I am? It goes to the heart of relationship; it goes to the heart of our understanding of ourselves; it goes to the heart of how we lead
Reflection Love, once given, is not something that is ours to recall or to revoke; it remains what it always has been- a gift of God. Love is something that brings us into relationship with each other. It bonds us and binds us together. Love is our single true and ever-lasting communion in the One from whom life has come.
Reflection If I can just touch his clothes, I shall be saved. Mark 5: 25-28 Sickness is the Great Interrupter of life. It enters without knocking, thwarting all plans, mocking the idea of certainty, and diminishing hope for the future. It intrudes like a burglar into our home, touching every part of life. In this story a woman in
Reflection What is a merciful heart? It is a heart on fire for the whole of creation, for humanity, for the birds, for the animals, and for all that exists. By the strong and vehement mercy that grips such a person’s heart, and by such great compassion, the heart is humbled and one cannot bear to hear or to see
FaithLands is a growing national movement to connect and inspire faith communities to use their land in new ways that promote ecological and human health, support local food and farming, enact reparative justice, and strengthen communities. The Sisters of St. Joseph were highlighted in the recently released Faithlands Toolkit. Dan Heston (PLT) Kim Quarty (PLT), Teddy Bolkas (Thera Farm), and S.
Amanda Furcall (CSJ Land Ecologist) has been working for the past six weeks with a group of land ecology interns on our Brentwood campus. Last week, they spent two days removing invasive species from the St. Joseph Villa property in the Hamptons. They weeded and mulched the organic garden, cut down vines that strangle trees, cleared bamboo, and cleaned up
Reflection Every Gospel story is an invitation to conversion. Christianity should have a humanizing influence upon those who claim to espouse its teachings and follow Jesus. The way we treat people is a good measure of the depth of our commitment. Jesus treated others with respect. He valued them as individuals and cared for them as persons. Nowhere is it
Reflection A religious imaginary is how we imagine or envision God, humanity and planetary life. To change the religious imaginary is to change the way we tell the story about religion, including its beliefs and practices. The new science, with evolution and quantum physics as the primary pillars, has evoked a new religious consciousness of interrelatedness, a new sense of
We celebrate the life of our sister Dorothy Ann Delaney, CSJ, a faithful women who lived a loving and joyful life, 71 of her years as a Sister of St. Joseph. Through the love of Edward and Rita Delaney, Dorothy was the second born of four children. She is preceded by her brothers Edward and Robert and her sister