Monthly Archives: September 2021

September 20

 Reflection Our courage is tested when we look at all the sorrow, poverty, tragedy, and divisions in the world today,.  How many of us truly believe that our faith can uproot trees or move mountains? Yet, this is the analogy Jesus made. Faith grows as we mature in our spiritual life.  It gives us the impetus through the Spirit who

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September 19

  Reflection If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all. Mark 9:30-37 The servant-leader is servant first.  It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.  Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.  The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the

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September 18

Reflection Your kindness should be known to all. Philippians4:4-7 If we wrap ourselves in religious arrogance we are poor witnesses to the gospel. We are called to have regard for the feelings, rights, and traditions of others. Courtesy and consideration are marks of this respect for others whether we agree with them or not. To dishonor someone publicly, to scorn

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September 17

Reflection We have no claim to a sense of entitlement. It has never been about what we deserve. We had no choice, nor did we do anything to earn our life or talents. We exist by gratuitous gift. In gratitude we love as best we can as long as we can, preserving this earth, giving without expecting anything in return. We

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Sister Joan Monica Bolte, CSJ

Our beloved Jubilarian of 80 years, Sister Joan Monica Bolte is now celebrating her faithful years of service with our loving God. Born Florence Marie Bolte to Louis and Mary Bolte, Joan was one of eight children and always spoke with heartfelt gratitude for the treasured gift of family. No matter what, Joan was always “in the know” on every happening

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September 16

Reflection We will not go back to normal.  Normal never was. Our pre-Corona existence was not normal, other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction…We should not long to return, my friends.  We are being given the opportunity to stitch together a new garment, one that fits all humanity and nature. Sonya Renee Taylor  Prayer May I seize the

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September 15

 Yom Kippur Reflection This evening begins Yom Kippur, the most solemn of the Jewish holidays. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. It is a day set aside to “afflict the soul,” to atone for the sins of the past year, a day for amendment of behavior and seeking of forgiveness for wrongs done against God and against other human

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HAPPY 85TH BIRTHDAY TMLA!!!

Eighty-five years ago on September 14 , 1936, 15 young women gathered with 8 Sisters of St. Joseph in the parlor of the Rose Crest Mansion in Jamaica Estates and breathed life into a place we all know and love, The Mary Louis Academy. Over the past 85 years the graduates of TMLA have  impacted our world in every way

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September 14

Reflection It is time to walk a different path. This path is not about accumulating stuff. It’s not about money and power. It’s not about dominating other living beings. No, walking this path is simply about living, experiencing, and caring about this precious life and this abundant world. It is a holistic experience for the body, mind and spirit. It

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September 13

Reflection If the universe is indeed a love story, then we can no longer tell this story as if divinity and humanity are opposed to each other.  God belongs fundamentally to the universe, not to the human person alone.  The very existence of the universe points to God.  Creation exists because God exists.  God is uncreated but co-inheres in created

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