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SHA Senior Bella Guerra Joins Elite Group of HS Students as a Regeneron Scholar

SHA Senior Bella Guerra Advances to Science Talent Search Semifinal Round Sacred Heart Academy is proud to announce that senior Bella Guerra (Hempstead, NY) has been named a semifinalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2022 competition, a prestigious secondary competition created to help identify “science talent” in the immediate aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack. This historic moment for Long

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January 6

Reflection Today we remember the appalling sight of the US Capitol being attacked by angry hordes. January 6 of last year was the culmination of an alternate reality and false information emanating from one man’s ego, abetted by his enablers, spread by a section of the media and absorbed by a large part of our citizenry. It demonstrated the dangerous

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January 5

Reflection Unity helps us learn to respect differences and celebrate diversity. It is about realizing that when one person gains we all gain, and when one suffers, we all suffer. It is about affirming commonalities. Unity requires good judgment, flexibility and respect. We have seen division and disunity undermining attempts at achieving unity or agreement for the common good. Unity

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January 4

Reflection It is time to take a hard look at ourselves and ask if we have lowered the bar of our expectations too far. What expectation do we have in the areas of honesty and moral uprightness? Do we still value integrity? What moral principles do we expect to underpin the behavior of those we choose to lead us at

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January 3

Reflection Our space in the great history of life is limited. Do we awake each morning with gratitude for the fact that we are wonderfully, remarkably alive?  Life is such a precious gift. We have no guarantee as to how long it will last or how kindly it will treat us. It just is. We had no part in choosing

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January 2

Reflection . The new year does not undo the pains and difficulties of the year that has passed but it does generate a new sense of hope. The days and weeks to come will slowly unfold. We welcome them. It is a time for new beginnings, unexpected surprises, and the renewal of the joy of living life fully. God’s abiding

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January 1

Solemnity of Mary Reflection Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart. Luke 2:16-21 We know very little about Miriam of Nazareth as an actual historical person. In this she is in solidarity with the multitudes of women through the centuries, especially poor women and poor men, whose lives are considered not worth recording. We must also

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December 31

New Years Eve Reflection As we prepare to welcome the new year we are glad to see the old year go. We know more about one another and our flaws and fragility and just how vulnerable our imagined security is. We long to return to normal; yet, that would be a mistake. The opportunity for change that our shared experience

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December 30

  Reflection Every major religion recognizes the role of the Creator in the development of life. Gods everywhere look down from the heavens of the world religions and pronounce laws or grapple with demons or pass judgment from on high. Only Christianity argues that the Creator has taken on the flesh and blood of creation in order to bring us

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December 29

Reflection Christ shines into the world through us when we carry his spirit within. When we live his vision of love and harmony, when we are moved with compassion for those who suffer, when we lend our efforts to building relationships of justice and peace, when we try to heal divisions and acrimony, then we enflesh his words and allow

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