Daily Prayer

April 2

 Reflection As we mature spiritually, we realize that prayer involves a wrestling with our concept of God. The comfortable God of our beginnings has been replaced by a Holy Mystery that stretches our souls. With our present insights into the nature of the universe, to say the old familiar words ”God is everywhere” has a new meaning. To say God…

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April 1

Today is the first day of Earth Month. This year, rather than planning events and festivals, we are dealing with a pandemic caused by an invisible virus that threatens life. Yet, there has been another threat to life that has become more visible year by year. It is climate change. As we continue to deal with the immediate threat, we…

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March 31

Reflection March this year has been an incredibly difficult month. At a time when we are used to celebrating the rebirth of Springtime, we have been faced with daily bulletins of sickness and death.   We have all suffered loss in one way or another. Reflecting on this, columnist David Brooks wrote a very thoughtful article in the New York Times…

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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,…

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March 29

Reflection Martha said to Jesus,  “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died”. John 11:1 – 45 Martha’s words were matter of fact and to the point. ” Where were you when we needed you?” Do we consider that accusatory or do we see it as an honest question based in relationship? The fact is that…

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March 28

Reflection Crisis reveals the character of a person and of a nation. The sacrifices we are willing to make for the common good or not willing to make show who we are. The understanding and compassion we show or cannot show measure our humanity. The decisions we make indicate our values. The priorities we set are a measure of our…

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March 27

Reflection Separated and confined to our houses for mutual protection we realize that this is a situation we have never encountered before.  In the midst of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and even the 9/11 attacks we were never isolated from one another, unable to touch one another, fearful of breathing near one another.  We have always been able to gather, to…

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March 26

Reflection Into this atmosphere of apprehension and disquiet Spring comes with its message of life.  It is seedtime and from under the cover of earth life is ready to dazzle us with its resiliency. Seeds are ready to release their secret of life. The power of Divine Life is within each one and every seed is a mystery that holds…

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March 25

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,…

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March 24

Saint 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…

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