Category Archives: Heartfelt Thoughts

“It’s For Us!” An Epiphany Reflection by Sr. M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH

“Hurry up and wait” isn’t just a sarcastic Army slogan.  We do it often when going to doctors’ offices, and for our Sisters, it seems like it is the standard practice at the podiatrist’s office.  So I was not surprised … Continue reading

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Listening to Jesus – A Reflection for the Third Sunday in Lent

By Sister Natalie DeLuca, MHSH Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12 Luke 13:1-9  “…I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but found none…”  –Luke 13:6 Many years ago, in my childhood, I remember following my father … Continue reading

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Experiencing God

A Reflection by Sister Donna Fannon, MHSH Isn’t this a wonderful statement from Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si”?  When I came upon it I was struck by the many wonderful ways God uses to communicate to us, and how God … Continue reading

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Reflection for Holy Thursday

Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis By Denise Levertov    Maybe He looked indeed much as Rembrandt envisioned Him in those small heads that seem in fact portraits of more than a model. A dark, still young, very intelligent face, A soul-mirror … Continue reading

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Letting the Light In – A Reflection for the New Year

By Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH The month of January takes its name from Janus, the Roman god with two faces, and at least at the beginning of the month, we tend to look back at what has been and … Continue reading

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“It’s amazing what a congregation of women can do!”

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart –Excerpts from a homily given by Bishop Denis J. Madden on October 10, 2014, at a Mass marking the beginning of the Community’s … Continue reading

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The Language of the Heart – A Reflection on the Sacred Heart of Jesus

by Sister Marilyn Dunphy, MHSH This is a reprint of a letter that is circulated among the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart on the Feast Day of the Sacred Heart, June 27.  In his Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius of Loyola … Continue reading

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