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An Advent Gift “From the Heart of God”

“From the Heart of God…” was the theme that captured the attention of nearly 80 people who gathered on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart for an Advent Day of Prayer. Mission Helper Sr. Clare Walsh, … Continue reading

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A Reflection on Reality for Palm Sunday

Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH  Somewhere in one of the Gospel accounts, the observation is made that Jesus “knew what was in man.” That sounds ominous, but I think it’s simply stating the fact the he knew our flawed, fallible … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

A Reflection by Sister Natalie DeLuca, MHSH What does non-violence, forgiveness and reconciliation mean to you? How can prayer move the “enemy”? Here is a story that Fr. Robert Hamm, S.J., told a group of Mission Helpers, illustrating the mysterious … Continue reading

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“Independence” – A Reflection on Independence Day

By Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH “Independence.” From toddlerhood on, our children are encouraged to walk by themselves. No one with any sense tries to prevent their walking because they might fall: spills are part of the process and another … Continue reading

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Is There a Cost to Us at Pentecost?

A Reflection by Sister Barbara Baker, MHSH This weekend we celebrate the major feast of Pentecost. Just 10 days ago we celebrated the feast of the Ascension.  Now we all know how nervous the apostles of Jesus were that he … Continue reading

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GREAT SOULS – A reflection on the death of Maya Angelou

By The Rev. F. M. “Buddy” Stallings, Rector, St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City* Maya Angelou died this week. Over the years, I have read her work and heard her rich, sonorous voice at various events, never once failing to … Continue reading

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“The earth will bloom with abundant flowers and rejoice with joyful song!” –Isaiah 35:2

A Reflection by Sister Mariel Rafferty, MHSH A cactus plant! A single flower…its first! A dry desert can bloom, Its flower a sign… …of promise …of hope …of resurrection …of new life! As the spring rains of the month of … Continue reading

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