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“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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“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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Aging with Focus

A Reflection by Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH I’m folding laundry and I come across the heavy cotton canvas pastry cloth that was my mother’s. It’s mine now, and I use it three times a year at least: Thanksgiving, Christmas … 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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Called by Circumstances

A Reflection by Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH In the first reading for the Second Sunday of Lent (GN 12:1-4A) God tells Abram: “Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father’s house to a land that … Continue reading

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Rooting for the Underdog

A Reflection by Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH Bulbs.  No, not the electric kind, the flower kind.  People give them as gifts at Christmas:  amaryllis, tulip, paperwhite.  I was given a little net bag of exceedingly unpromising-looking paperwhite bulbs a … Continue reading

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