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THESE HOLY DAYS

A Reflection by Sr. Clare Walsh, MHSH Pange Lingua, the smell of incense, The Stabat Mater, ” Were you there…?”, crucifixes draped in purple cloth…. just a few of the sights and sounds of a Holy Week long embedded in … Continue reading

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ANTICIPATING EASTER – A Holy Week Reflection

By Sr. Donna Fannon, MHSH What are you doing this Saturday?           Are you filling Easter Baskets?                    …planning the Easter meal?                              …decorating the Church?                                       …cleaning the house? Is there any time left for quiet reflection on … Continue reading

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Beware the Danger of Leadership

A Lenten Reflection by Sr. M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH Long ago in my novitiate class, we were warned to “beware people who aspire to office.” I wasn’t sure what that meant, but I guessed there existed, even in religious life, … Continue reading

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A Reflection for Christmas 2016

By Sister Elizabeth Langmead, MHSH President Readings: Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6 ; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18 God comes among us in total helplessness, dependency and all the ends of the earth will behold the salvation of our … Continue reading

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Jesus Blessed History

A Reflection for the Third Week of Advent by Sr. Donna Fannon, MHSH Reading I: Isaiah 35:1-6A, 10 Psalm Response: Psalm 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10 Reading II: James 5:7-10 Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11 On Saturday of this Third Week of Advent the Gospel is taken from … Continue reading

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A Reflection for the Second Sunday in Advent

By Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH Reading I: Isaiah 11: 1-10 Responsorial Psalm: 72: 1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 Reading II: Romans 15: 4-9 Gospel: Matthew 3: 1-12 The word “hippie” came to mind as I began reading the Gospel for … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Pray — Do Something!

A reflection by Sr. Clare Walsh, MHSH   “Love ought to manifest itself more by deeds than by words.”                                                   … Continue reading

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“Bustin’ Through” –A Post-Easter Reflection

By Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH Have you ever risen from the dead?  If you’re an overworked, underpaid, weary-to-the-bone person who nevertheless hauls out every morning to take on another day, you have. If you live in the eastern half … Continue reading

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A Reflection for the 6th Sunday in Lent

By Sister Dolores Glick, MHSH As our Lenten Journey continues on this Palm/Passion Sunday, we look back to the beginning of our journey—the promises and resolutions we made on Ash Wednesday (almost like our New Year’s resolutions). We promised to … Continue reading

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Discovering Something New – A Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent

By Sister Rita Lynch, MHSH Isaiah 43:18-19   “Remember not the events of the past….see, I am doing something new” Philippians 3:12-13  “It is not that I have already taken hold of it or have already attained it, but I continue … Continue reading

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