Author page: Clara Santoro

December 2

Reflection I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. Psalm 23;1-3 It is almost forty years and still we remember these three religious sisters and one laywoman who were raped, mutilated, and murdered on December 2, 1980. These four American women dedicated their lives to providing food, transportation and other assistance to the…

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December 1

First Sunday of Advent Reflection Each day is growing shorter as we approach the winter solstice. We are experiencing the darkest days of the year. Once the solstice occurs, earth begins its journey back toward the sun, and, even as we face the barren, cold days of winter, little by little, the days become longer. Light returns. The season of…

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November 30

Reflection Today is the annual International Remembrance Day for Lost Species. In warning of the danger of continued environmental degradation Pope Francis wrote: thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us. (Laudato Si). We need to remember that we are all connected and responsible for one another. We cannot enjoy…

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November 29

Anniversary of Dorothy Day Reflection A writer, editor and social reformer, Dorothy Day was born, in New York City on November 8, 1897. She was a radical during her time, working for such social causes as pacifism and women’s suffrage. Arrested several times for her involvement in protests, she even went on a hunger strike after being jailed for protesting…

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November 28

Thanksgiving Day Reflection “Gratitude is the memory of the heart”. It is the awareness that having come into this world with nothing, we have received everything. It is having eyes open to see the love of the family into which we were born and of the friends we have made. Gratitude enables us to live in wonder at the world…

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November 27

Reflection In a world of quantum possibilities and an expanding universe, future has an endless horizon. The religious dimension of our existence is simply the deep, intrinsic longing for absolute unity, beyond heaven and earth, a stretching forth into the incomprehensible love-energy that is God. How we harness this energy for a deepening of life ahead is the religious question…

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November 26

Reflection   The Christian life is about realizing that God loves us and living in this relationship.  It is about being intentional about a deepening relationship with the Source in whom we live and have our being. Realizing that God is the One from whom all things have come, we begin to realize our connection with all others. Love and…

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November 25

UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Reflection Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread human rights violations in our world today and remains largely unreported due to the stigma and shame surrounding it.  According to the United Nations, 35% of women and girls globally experience some form of physical and or sexual…

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