Wishing our Josephite Sisters very blessing on this special day.
The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people half way. -Henry Boyle
In each of us, there is a little voice that knows exactly which way to go. – Alice Walker
Special blessings on all as we join with the entire RSCJ family around the world to celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart. The following reflection has been offered by Sr Barbara Dawson, Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart. https://rscjinternational.org/news/2018-feast-sacred-heart
Janet Erskine Stuart, one of our English Congregational Leaders in the Society of the Sacred Heart and a great Educator, wrote an appreciation of her nuns. She called them God’s Middlemen. Without fanfare these sisters carried the burden of the day, full of deep desires while fulfilling simple duties daily done. Monica McGivern was, I feel, just one of those middleman who lived her spiritual life faithfully and served faithfully in whatever task she was asked to do. So let us look at Monica’s life. Monica was born in Grey Lynn, Auckland on 25 May 1917, the third child and only daughter of William James McGivern and Maud Kay She
A grateful heart is infectious – allow your’s to be caught.
Questions to ponder: Is my life ‘all about ME’? Do I often feel powerful/superior over those who are less fortunate? Am I more generous to those who don’t need my generosity? How can I make a difference for one person each day during this season of Lent?
DO YOU WANT TO FAST THIS LENT? In the words of Pope Francis… Fast from hurting words and say kind words. Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude. Fast from anger and be filled with patience. Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope. Fast from worries and have trust in God. Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity. Fast from pressures and be prayerful. Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy. Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others. Fast from grudges and be reconciled. Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week Coopetition is a 7 day global challenge to promote acts of peace, collaboration, and tolerance between people of all faith, spiritual, and humanistic traditions. Beginning on February 1st and going through February 7th, individuals and teams will use the spirit of coopetition to inspire collaborative acts of service to give back to their communities and strengthen mutual respect, understanding, and harmony between people of all backgrounds. http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/ This video has the potential to change your mind, heart and soul forever. Is there something you can do to help change our world – one small act of kindness could become addictive… contagious. Give it a
Today the United States celebrates Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Visit this informative link to update your awareness of this horrendous crime. https://ecospiritualityresources.com/2017/12/