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A Reflection for the First Sunday in Advent

By Marilyn Dunphy, MHSH Reading I: Isaiah 2:1-5 Responsorial Psalm: 122: 1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Reading II: Romans 13:11-14 Gospel: Matthew 24:37-44  The readings for this first Sunday in Advent present us with a number of contrasts.  In the … Continue reading

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“…Your Kindness should be known to all… The Lord is near. Have no anxiety…”

A Reflection for the Third Week in Advent by Sister Natalie DeLuca, MHSH Readings: Zephaniah 3:14-18A Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:10-18 You may have read (or heard it more than once) that when Pope Francis was on his American visit, he … Continue reading

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Waiting in Hope

A Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent by Marilyn Dunphy, MHSH Readings: Jer. 33: 14-16 Psalm 25: 4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 1 Thes. 2:12 – 4:2 Lk. 21: 25-28, 34-36 “It is better to light a candle than to … Continue reading

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We Stood Together on September 11

A Reflection on September 11, 2001 By Fr. Paul Wierichs, C.P., who was a chaplain in the New York Office of the FBI on that date. Everyone remembers, and will probably always remember, exactly where they were and what they were … Continue reading

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Beauty in Brokenness—A Reflection on the Boston Bombing

By Sister Clare Walsh, MHSH My accent is a dead giveaway.  I’m from Boston.  I work a block from where the Marathon bombings shattered lives and broke the heart of a city.  I walk down Boylston Street almost every day.  … Continue reading

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Lent: Preparation for the Great Homecoming

An Ash Wednesday Reflection by Teresa Mary Dolan, MHSH  This reflection, originally posted for Ash Wednesday 2011, garnered much feedback and was a source of inspiration to many people.  We are re-posting it here in hopes that others will find in it … Continue reading

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Seeking God in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Jim Conroy, SJ, of The Jesuit Collaborative Hurricane Sandy has devastated communities up and down the East Coast, upending our lives in ways that were unimaginable just a few days ago.  Such devastation can leave us dazed and overwhelmed, … Continue reading

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