Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Sacred Time – A Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent

By Marilyn Dunphy, MHSH [Readings: Genesis 9: 8-15; Ps. 25: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9; 1 Peter 3: 18-22; Mark 1: 12-15] As you contemplate the season of Lent, you might consider reflecting on its meaning to you now as well as … Continue reading

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Lent—A Time for Creative Contemplation

Sister Agnesine Seluzicki, MHSH As the days begin to lengthen, unfolding gradually the promises of new life, the Church enters into its movement toward the great feast of Life – the Resurrection – with the celebration of Ash Wednesday.  For … Continue reading

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St. Valentine’s Day – What’s in a Name?

By Sister Kathleen M. Lehner, MHSH Who was St. Valentine?  When did he live?  Why do we honor him? The exact person we honor on February 14, St. Valentine, is hidden in the obscurities of the first three centuries of … Continue reading

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Come Aside and Rest

A Reflection by Sister Mariel Ann Rafferty It is a cold, brisk winter day.  I have paused at this bench in the courtyard of our Mission Helper Center.  Not too long ago, I sat on this bench as I grieved … Continue reading

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