Month: April 2022

April 30

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

Reflection There is one divine source, whom many of us call God, with as many images and names that humanity can handle, with a love large enough to encompass everything that has been or will be created, and with enough avenues and paths to accommodate us all. The more multifaceted our awareness, the better we understand that we simply cannot understand it, but can embrace it anyway. The Divine is…

Sister St. Philip Kiely, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | April 29, 2022 | Comments Off on Sister St. Philip Kiely, CSJ

 As I start to speak, I need to take you back in time. For those who are not aware,in times past Sisters asked permissions for almost everything, and when a sister was not sure of getting the needed permission she assumed the permission and moved ahead. So,fast forward to today. I know that if I had asked Sister Philip for her permission to speak of her and her ministry in…

April 29

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

Reflection We have recently spent the days of Holy Week reflecting on the last days of Jesus who chose fidelity to his mission over the safety of membership in the group.  He chose to live the truth as he saw it rather than to deny it and acquiesce in order to save his life and reputation.  For us who consider ourselves his followers, that is worth thinking about. Many of…

April 28

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

 Reflection  Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed. John 20:19-31 Our task is not to search for the God beyond but to become aware of the God who is within, who sustains us, who is the unconditional gift of life and of love. God’s presence is the source of all being, of our being. That will not change no matter what we do. In our prayer, we…

April 27

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

Reflection One knows from daily life that one exists for other people; first of all, for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.  A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living…

April 26

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

Reflection The heart sees a pattern of unity among all things. It reaches below the surface to find love that is visible everywhere.  All living beings come from the power of Love and are expressions of love.  In our universe, all is one, all is connected.  The shelter and nourishment given by trees and plants is a love offering.  The integrity and loyalty of animals who share their lives with…

April 25

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

Reflection Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us? Luke 24:13-35 That presence of the risen Christ was so real, so powerful that it changed everything for them, and even sent those who fled Jerusalem in fear back to share this incredible good news:  the crucifixion had failed, Jesus would not be contained to a tomb, God has…

April 24

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

Reflection On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them,“Shalom. John 20:19-31 The locked places of our lives are always more about what is going on inside of us than around us. The disciples had locked out hope and love and entered their own…

April 23

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

Reflection There is a profound Mystery at work in the natural world. The living, pulsing community of this living planet is constantly speaking its message. If we pause, and look, and listen, the Sacred is being revealed always and everywhere.   No cathedral of stone has the same ability to reflect Holy Mystery. No choir sings God’s praise like the sounds of Earth.  This is holy ground. The signs are everywhere.…

April 22

By Clara Santoro | April 22, 2022 | Comments Off on April 22

Earth Day Reflection Our care for this earth is a sacred act. We honor and show our love for God by treating God’s creation, and all creatures, as precious and holy. On this Earth Day we pause and consider this responsibility. Planetary abuse is not a future problem but a present reality that we are facing. As we witness the climate related events that are happening, it would be easy…