Daily Prayer

November 18

Reflection The message of Jesus shows us that the dignity of the human race is not found in its ability to control and dominate the Earth, nor is it found in the marvels of technology. Rather, our dignity is found in our intimate loving relationships within and among ourselves and with the whole community of species. Jesus in the New…

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November 17

Reflection We hear that some are conducting themselves among you in a disorderly way, by not keeping busy but minding the business of others. 2 Thess3:11 We like to think of the early Christian communities as being models of the gospel message but apparently they were a mix just like us. Paul in the midst of his journeys and preaching…

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November 16

UN International Day for Tolerance Reflection Tolerance is not passive.  Tolerance means recognizing that our diversity is a strength – a wellspring of creativity and renewal for all societies. It demands an active choice to reach out on the basis of mutual understanding and respect, especially where disagreement exists. Tolerance can, and must, be learned.  We need to teach girls…

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November 15

Reflection Christianity is a religion of ‘wholemaking’, the dynamism of gathering persons into communal wholes; it is a religion of wholeness in relation to other religions of wholeness as well. Ilia Delio This concept seems to escape us if we wrap Christianity around ourselves and dismiss other paths to seeking God. It is a viewpoint that forgets that religion is…

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November 14

Reflection Jesus expressed symbolically what he saw and how he understood the tender mercy and creative and all-embracing Divine-Unfolding that could not otherwise be expressed in finite words. Language and symbols as Jesus used them were meant not for the intellect and mind, but, primarily to transform our hearts and to deepen our relation with one another. Jesus was a…

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November 13

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Reflection St. Frances Cabrini is the patron saint of immigrants. An immigrant herself, she embodied the strength of the immigrant women she served. Pope Leo XIII had suggested to her that she go to the United States to help the Italian immigrants who were pouting into the country, most in great poverty. She founded the Missionary…

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November 11

Veterans Day Reflection This is a day for serious reflection and deep gratitude. We think of all those men and women who gave their lives in service of this country. We remember them with gratitude for their courage and strength, and we also remember those who mourn them.  There are many who have returned home with bodies and spirits scarred…

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November 9

Reflection Relationships are built on communication. In our own relationships we communicate far more information non-verbally than in words. Our facial expressions, body language, gestures and tone of voice give us away no matter what our words may be. We sense more from one another than what we say. Communication is how we reach understanding and nothing is a substitute…

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