Weekly Reflection

  • May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.  (Nelson Mandela)

  • World Day of Social Justice

    If you want peace, work for justice.  (Pope Paul VI)

  • Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.  Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.  (Winston Churchill)

  • International Day of Prayer for Human Trafficking Victims – February 8

    People were created to be loved.  Things were created to be used.  The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.  (John Green)

  • When victims of violence are able to resist the temptation to retaliate, they become the most credible promoters of nonviolent peacemaking.  May nonviolence become the hallmark of our decisions, our relationships and our actions.   (Pope Francis)

  • Human persons are willed by God; they are imprinted with God’s image. Their dignity does not come from the work they do, but from the persons they are. (Pope John Paul II)

  • I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.  (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

  • National Migration Week – January 8 – 14

    Too often in our contemporary culture we fail to encounter immigrants as persons, and instead look at them as others. During this National Migration Week, let us all take the opportunity to engage migrants as children of God who are worthy of our attention and support.  (Pope Francis)

  • World Day of Prayer for Peace – January 1 – To be true followers of Jesus today also includes embracing his teaching about nonviolence. In 2017, may we dedicate ourselves prayerfully and actively to banishing violence from our hearts, words and deeds, and to becoming nonviolent people and to building nonviolent communities that care for our common home. (Pope Francis)

  • International Human Solidarity Day   –  December  20       12/19

    We require a new and universal solidarity.  Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to address the damage caused by the human abuse of God’s creation.  (Pope Francis)

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.