Month: March 2022

March 31

By Clara Santoro | March 31, 2022 | Comments Off on March 31

Reflection As we move into the final weeks of Lent, we ponder Jesus’ prophetic response to his society, his witness to truth, and his steadfast adherence to what he recognized as the essence of God’s reign on earth. He surely understood where his words and actions were leading. Yet, his prophetic life made him willing to accept death as the price of truth. If we honestly believe that, as followers…

March 30

By Clara Santoro | March 30, 2022 | Comments Off on March 30

Reflection Through Jesus God promised light from darkness and life from death. The awakening of the earth in Springtime, the lengthening of the daytime hours images that promise. Under the dark cover of the winter earth, there was life ready to become vibrant again. Jesus refers to his own act of self-giving, in the image of the grain of wheat, which dies in the ground in order to allow new…

March 29

By Clara Santoro | March 29, 2022 | Comments Off on March 29

Reflection ‘”Today, science has brought all the different quarters of the globe so close together that it is impossible to isolate them one from another. Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships—the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together and work together, in the same world, at peace…The only limit to our…

Sister Jane Carolyn Fritz, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | March 28, 2022 | Comments Off on Sister Jane Carolyn Fritz, CSJ

We gather to celebrate the grace-filled life of Sister Jane Carolyn Fritz (formerly Sister St. Aloysius), a Sister of St. Joseph for 59 faithful and fruitful years.  The suddenness of Jane’s death touches us deeply and leaves an emptiness in our lives.   As we mourn her loss our faith in the Resurrection brings us peace. Born to Herbert and Florence Fritz, Jane and her 2 sisters, Barbara and Judith, grew…

March 28

By Clara Santoro | March 28, 2022 | Comments Off on March 28

 Reflection The leadership expected by Jesus is one that refuses to obey the games played in positions of power. We live in a world where the powerful get to define the course whether others agree or not. Those who call the powerful to reform are often silenced in one way or another. What happens when one refuses to do as power wishes? A look at Jesus gives us an idea…

March 27

By Clara Santoro | March 27, 2022 | Comments Off on March 27

Fourth Sunday of Lent Reflection While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 How can we image unconditional love? Yet, in this story, that is what Jesus describes. It is a love that endures beyond all the pain, disappointment and rejection inflicted by the loved one.…

March 26

By Clara Santoro | March 26, 2022 | Comments Off on March 26

Reflection Seeing Jesus comes at a cost. The way we meet him is through others; the way others will see him is through us. This is an awesome responsibility. If we see Jesus, we are called to reveal what we know. We are expected to show God’s love by loving friend and stranger, to show God’s mercy by forgiving those who wrong us, to show God’s generosity by giving of…

March 25

By Clara Santoro | March 25, 2022 | Comments Off on March 25

Reflection Contemplation is not a matter of place. “Flight from the world” is not about leaving any specific location. “Flight from the world” is about shedding one set of attitudes, one kind of consciousness for another. We simply have to be where we are with a different state of mind. What needs to be changed in us? Anything that makes us the sole center of ourselves. Anything that deludes us…

March 24

By Clara Santoro | March 24, 2022 | Comments Off on March 24

Remembrance of Oscar Romero Reflection Today is the anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. When he became Archbishop of San Salvador on Feb. 22, 1977, he was expected to be quiet and cooperative. Instead, he was converted by the suffering of his people and united himself with them. In El Salvador, in the 1970s and early 80s, a violent and oppressive military government kidnapped, tortured, and executed dissenters.…

March 23

By Clara Santoro | March 23, 2022 | Comments Off on March 23

Reflection Spirituality is an awareness that we long to reach a dimension beyond ourselves   It is a desire for the Incomprehensible Mystery that we believe exists and is in contact with us in a loving relationship, the Mystery we call God. The deep longing buried in each of us pulls us toward a journey of search. We seek to know God. As Christians, we base our spiritual journey in the…