Weekly Reflection

  • When we discover that there is in us a universal heart – we will have finally become a fully human, human being.  (Joan Chittister, OSB)

  • There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, where less can be more.  (Gaylord Nelson)

  • One is called to live nonviolently even if the change one works for seems impossible.  (Daniel Berrigan)

  • By celebrating what’s right with the world, we find the energy to fix what’s wrong. (Dewitt Jones)

  • The most profound expression of our spirituality is incarnational, Christ in you. It is so profound that Jesus says, ‘apart from me, you can do nothing.  (Bob Holmes)

  • Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. (Mother Teresa)

  • What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery.   (Thomas Merton)

  • The contemplative life is a matter of being so fully present to the moment that we cannot help but catch a glimpse of God in all that is around us.  (Mirabai Starr)

     

  • Life’s most persistent and urgent question is “What are you doing for others?”   (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

  • A person who is truly pro-life, is pro-all life: pro every stage of life for every person.  For all life is sacred because all life is created by God.  (Fr. James Martin, SJ)

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We are called by God and sent by the Church to reproduce in ourselves:
Christ healing... Christ consoling... Christ always aware of the needs of others.