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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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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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“Mercy is Misericordia” – A Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent

By Sister M. Judith Waldt, MHSH The Latin term for Mercy is Misericordia. This is illustrative in that the meaning of the term “Miseria” refers to suffering, which so many people experience in many and varied ways. “Cordia” refers to … Continue reading

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“Lent is no fun…” A Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent by Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH

I have never liked Lent.  Where I come from, it’s a season of mountains of dirty snow obscuring every intersection, making just crossing a street a death-defying drama. Even getting on or off a city bus was fraught, as the … Continue reading

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“A fragile world, entrusted by God to human care, challenges us to devise intelligent ways of directing, developing, and limiting our power.”

                                                                –Pope Frances, Encyclical Letter on Ecology,                                                                 “Laudato Si” (Praised Be)  The following are excerpts from Laudato Si, prepared by the Catholic Climate Covenant, in Washington, DC, and published on June 18, 2015. The first four segments were posted … 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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The “Sticky Fingers of Divine Providence” – A Reflection for the Fourth Week of Lent

By Sister Jane Geiger, MHSH [2 Chr 36:15-16, 19-23; Ps 137:1-6; Jn 3:14-21] “Gutsy” might best describe Nicodemus:  gutsy, but not stupid. It seems he had to meet with Jesus, but he took care to come in the dark so … Continue reading

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