A Poem of Encouragement

Pandemic What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times? Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying to make the world different than it is. Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life. Center down. And

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Reflection from Psalm 8

By Kay McMullen, SNDdeN (1939 – 2018) O Holy, Holy One, how majestic are your names in all the earth! When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are we, scruffy humans, that you are mindful of us, such bungling, difficult creatures,

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Easter Sunday Gospel Reflection

John 20:1-9 On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken

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Feast of Good Friday Gospel Reflection

Feast of Good Friday Gospel Reflection Friday, April 10, 2020 Click here to read the Good Friday Gospel, which appears below the reflection. by Jo Threlfall, SNDdeN Our Lenten journey this year has been like no other in our life time. None of us would have thought that we would reach Good Friday with all

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Palm Sunday Gospel Reflection

Palm Sunday Gospel Reflection Sunday, April 5, 2020 Click here to read the Palm Sunday Gospel, which appears below the reflection. by Mary Ann Cook, SNDdeN There are lessons to be learned from the realities of climate change and the global coronavirus pandemic: • that we are fragile, vulnerable, mortal human creatures • that we

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Fifth Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection

John 11:1-45 Now a man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who had anointed the Lord with perfumed oil and dried his feet with her hair; it was her brother Lazarus who was ill. So the sisters sent word to him saying, “Master, the

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