Monthly Archives: October 2021

October 25

Reflection “When I was the last man to walk on the moon in December 1972, I stood in the blue darkness and looked in awe at the earth from the lunar surface.  What I saw was almost too beautiful to grasp.  There was too much logic, too much purpose—it was just too beautiful to have happened by accident. It doesn’t

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October 24

Reflection Master, I want to see. Mark 10:46 – 52   “I want to see.” We all have blind spots that paralyze and confuse us. Sometimes they are so ingrained that we do not even recognize their presence. The blind man had the unique experience of hearing Jesus was near. He took a risk and he was rewarded with sight. How

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October 23

Reflection One of the problems of our time is that truth has become destabilized. Situations that are obviously one way are sworn to be the opposite. Lies are repeated and made to sound like truth. Facts are relative. The courage to speak honestly is rarely seen. It is disturbing. Speech is a powerful gift. We can inspire, offer compassion, share

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October 22

Reflection There is a deep personal conversion needed in leaders and peoples if we are to learn to live in harmony with each other, with all other beings with whom we share this planet, and with the planet itself. There is a vast transformation of consciousness necessary if we are to translate our words and inspiring rhetoric into action. The

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SHA Students have Junior Retreat in Brentwood

Students on SHA’s Junior Retreat joined the Sisters of St. Joseph for a day in nature to reflect upon the spirituality of the CSJ. “Flowing from a deep desire for communion with God and every kind of neighbor, we experience the prayer of Christ happening within us” and “That all may be one.’” SHA students experienced the Cosmic Walk, visited the

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October 21

Reflection Do not limit your children to your own learning, for they have been born in another age. Jewish Proverb It is interesting to see that the children of the world are uniting to demand action on climate change, and the children of this country are the ones who are asking for action on gun control. Those of us who

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Academia Maria Reina Students Visit the Rain Forest

Academia María Reina in Puerto Rico is one of the schools of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, NY. The students in the Advanced Placement Environmental Sciences courses, and four of their parents, visited the Yunque as part of the course’s field experiences. There they learned about the history and succession that the forest has passed through and its

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October 20

Reflection We forget that we are all called to be one if we wrap Christianity around ourselves and dismiss other paths to seeking God. It is a viewpoint that forgets that religion is not God but a way of worshipping God. It forgets that religions have evolved through history into what they are at the present time. The public hostilities

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BKHS Honored With Bishop Kearney Way

In his remarks Councilman Justin Brannan, sponsor of the bill to name the corner of 60th street and Bay Parkway Bishop Kearney Way, stated that the school has had such a big impact on the community that it deserves to have a street named after it. Bishop Kearney High School has closed its doors but the school’s legacy will remain

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October 19

Reflection There is no such thing as failure in the journey to the reign of God. Despite the rejection of today’s doers and shakers who want to do less and shake up nothing at all, the prophet wins the day, shaking up the heart one Gospel at a time. Those who do not do the journey can never know the

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