Monthly Archives: May 2012

Pomp and Circumstance – A Reflection on Graduations

By Sister Donna Fannon, MHSH Last week I and other members of my high school graduation class of 1962 served as honorary marshals for this year’s graduation ceremony.   This was the first time I had returned to my high school, … Continue reading

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ARE NOT OUR HEARTS ON FIRE? Pentecost 2012

By Sister Barbara Baker, MHSH Once again we approach a significant moment in the life of our church—a moment when that special gift of the Holy Spirit fills all with new life and an invitation for a new beginning.  Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Absent Yet Present – The Ascension of Our Lord

By Donal Neary, SJ Twelve sets of footsteps could be seen on the way up to the mountain—maybe more. One less set was seen on the way down. The Lord has gone from their sight, left earth, ascended into heaven. … Continue reading

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Mothers Day Reflections

By Sisters and Friends of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart I could always pick my mom out in a crowd of moms.  She was the one with the prettiest hair—all white. My mother had 11 children and she … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Reflection on the Mother of Jesus

By Sister M. Martha Pavelsky Is it uniquely Catholic to speak of Mary, the mother of Jesus, as “the Blessed Mother”? In what sense was she “blessed”?  I think of a French word that looks similar—blesse—but gives us more to … Continue reading

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Día de los niños – Children’s Day Celebration

By Sister Sonia-Marie Fernández, MHSH The International Children’s Day The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children’s Day in 1925. The Day is usually marked with speeches on children’s rights and well-being, … Continue reading

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