Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Reflection for the First Week of Advent

By Sister Mariel Ann Rafferty, MHSH As a child in a Catholic family, Advent was a time of preparing spiritually for Christmas.  We often “gave up” something such as candy as a reminder that these days had a holy significance.   … Continue reading

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The Blessings Come Down

Thoughts on Thanksgiving by Carolyn Rodgers, Cook* I remember the first Thanksgiving meal that I ever cooked.  My husband, who was my fiancé at the time, said that I should do the turkey because I was a cook.  I was … Continue reading

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My Ministry is a Privilege

By Sister Onellys Villegas I am a counselor at the House of Ruth Family Safety and Support Center in Beltsville, Maryland.  I knew I was called to this ministry even as I went to the mailbox to send off my … Continue reading

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The Souls of the Just are in the Hands of God

By Sister Jane Geiger, MHSH THE FEAST OF ALL SOULS, November 2, suggests a different mood from that of All Saints Day.  (See previous post.)  It is a day for remembering our beloved dead. We know death and loss touch … Continue reading

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