Monthly Archives: October 2021

October 31

Reflection The imagination is where the Divine and human meet. It is the middle ground where God’s light is diffused and reflected. The unseen word is the realm of creative imagination, of the ability of humans to bring things out of darkness that reflect God. This meeting place is the genuine realm of the supernatural.  Mystery flows under the human

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October 30

Reflection Enlightenment is the ability to see beyond all the things we make God to find God. We make religion God and so fail to see godliness where religion is not, though goodness is clear and constant in the simplest of people, in the remotest of places. We make national honor God and fail to see the presence of God

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Sister Virginia Mary Crowley, CSJ

While her curriculum vitae shows 76 years of religious life to include successful teaching in several elementary and high schools,  degrees from St. Johns University and University of Notre Dame, and her legacy of building at Sacred Heart Academy,  Virginia’s greatest “achievements” lie more in the person that she was and not necessarily what she did, A seemingly confident, no-nonsense

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October 29

Reflection Ordinary things can impact people in extraordinary ways. It isn’t about the value of the gift. It’s all about the giver and the receiver. The gift is not given grudgingly and out of obligation. It isn’t given with any misgivings about the receiver. The gift is given out of kinship because there is a need. The giver gives with

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October 28

Reflection We need to work together to strengthen our innate sense of decency, learn to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and join together to foster a standard of mutual compassion and respect. From national rhetoric to road rage our sense of serenity is disrupted by discord and violence in speech and action. It seems as if each day

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October 27

Reflection Gratitude and materialism offer different stories about what we need in order  to feel secure. With materialism security is based on having the right things. We know what these right things are by keeping an eye on our neighbors and on current fashions. Gratitude pulls us out of this rat race. It shifts our focus from what’s missing to

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October 26

Reflection Each of us is a little word of the Word of God, a mini-incarnation of divine love.  The journey inward requires surrender to this mystery in our lives and this means letting go of our control buttons.  It means dying to the untethered selves that occupy us daily; it means embracing the sufferings of our lives, from the little

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Sister Antoinette Marie Keyes, CSJ

Born to Irish immigrants Richard and Brigid Keyes, Antoinette grew up in Astoria, Queens where the focal point of her life was the vibrant parish community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  She and her sister Josephine, who entered the community 3 years after Antoinette spoke passionately and proudly about the lively faith and active involvement in parish and family

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TMLA Students Celebrated the Day of the Girl on the Today Show

On October 11th, Mary Louis students were in the live audience for the Today Show to help celebrate the International Day of the Girl! Our Mary Louis women were able to learn more about the lives of young women who have fled to the United States from Afghanistan and the freedoms they get to enjoy themselves. Olivia Zino (‘22) and

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SHA Environmental Action Group Helps Clean Long Beach

The brand new Environmental Action Club at Sacred Heart Academy partnered with the Long Beach Clean Up society and over 115 SHA students helped clean Long Beach on Sunday, October 24th. The head officers of the club (Co-Presidents: Sophia Paesano, Caitlin O’Hara) and members Maggie McGovern, and Mae O’Malley were eloquent in talking with the members of the Long Beach

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