Monthly Archives: October 2021

October 18

  Reflection Jesus made it clear that his followers were to be compassionate and inclusive. All were part of his community; no one was left outside his circle.    To be absorbed in our own safety, needs and comfort while others suffer is not only selfish and self- absorbed but an affront to the Christ whom we claim to follow. Biased

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October 17

Reflection Their great ones make their authority over them felt.  But it shall not be so among you.  Mark10:42-45 Jesus’ response to the self-important requests of his disciples is to remind them of the difference between his followers and the existing culture. His disciples are called to be those who are willing to serve not rule over others.  They are

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October 17

Reflection Their great ones make their authority over them felt.  But it shall not be so among you.  Mark10:42-45   Jesus’ response to the self-important requests of his disciples is to remind them of the difference between his followers and the existing culkture.. His disciples are called to be those who are willing to serve not rule over others.  They

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October 16

Reflection Each day is a pathway into what has never been before. If its yesterday has been joyful, it brings a sense of fulfillment. If its yesterday has been painful, it brings the hope of healing. It renews the pulse of life after the stillness of sleep. As each hour unfolds it offers a mixture of challenge and opportunity. Walk

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TMLA Learning, and Leadership Program at Brentwood

On Wednesday, 15 Seniors from the Service, Learning, and Leadership Program went to Brentwood. While there, there was a tour of the Brentwood property by Sister Joan Gallagher and a ‘Cosmic Walk’ through the pristine forest, which outlined the creation of the universe, earth, and humans. During this Walk, there was an emphasis on ‘one-ness’ and if we see ourselves

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October 15

Reflection Today, the Sisters of St. Joseph celebrate the anniversary of their formal foundation in 1650. We remember the courage and creativity of those first sisters, who in a society where women were not expected to be either pioneers or innovators managed to become both.  The spirit that energized their action was a conviction that all are one in God’s

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October 14

Reflection To be centered in God alone does not mean to have no interests but God. It means to realize that all other interests are meant to bring us closer to God. They are not meant to take God’s place in our lives but to enable God’s spirit to enhance the meaning of everything else. The point at which we

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October 13

Reflection In the simple core of our being we carry the imprint of the Divine in all its miraculous nature.  Because “God is a simple essence” life’s divinity is able to express itself more directly in our love and hope and joy and other simple qualities. Reconnecting with these qualities we are able to reconnect with the divine within us

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October 12

Reflection Besides challenging his listeners to consider who they were, Jesus urged them to consider who God was. Every story Jesus told revealed something of the Holy, the reality he called “Father” the image that itself is a metaphor for what theologian Karl Rahner called ” Incomprehensible, Holy Mystery” – an ultimate reality beyond any box we try to put

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October 11

  Reflection Before the arrival of Columbus, the indigenous Americans were successful self-sufficient communities that sustained life for thousands of years. Each year, the movement to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day spreads across the United States. The first seed of Indigenous Peoples’ Day was planted at a U.N. international conference on discrimination in 1977. For the Native Americans,

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