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The Deeper Meaning of Life

Plutarch, a Greek biographer and philosopher, once wrote ”time is the wisest of all counselors”.

This may be one of the many reasons we reverence the “elders” of our community; they are seats of wisdom and insight. However, they offer even more than that – they hold within their beings a landscape of understanding that […]

By |August 17th, 2016|Blog, Reflection, Time|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Dr. Charlotte Tomaino

This month, check out The Omega Center’s blog for a great article from Charlotte:

By |August 17th, 2016|Blog, Reflection|0 Comments

St. John Daily Decalogue Part 3

Only for today, I will be happy in the certainty that I was created to be happy, not only in the other world but also in this one. – St. John XXIII

I heard several times that in an African version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the answer to the question of “Why were […]

By |February 19th, 2016|Blog, Lent, Reflection, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lint or Lent? Your Choice

A few years ago at a church gathering of young people, I asked the question: What is Lent? The innocent response of a certain child blew me away. Thinking he heard the word “lint”, he said: “Isn’t that the stuff that’s in your bellybutton?” Following an affectionate reclarification of the word, we started a discussion […]

By |February 9th, 2016|Blog, Lent, Reflection|0 Comments

St. John XXIII Daily Decalogue Part 2

Only for today, I will take the greatest care of my appearance: I will dress modestly; I will not raise my voice; I will be courteous in my behavior; I will not criticize anyone; I will not claim to improve or to discipline anyone except myself. – St. John XXIII

In our first reflection, we discussed […]

By |October 14th, 2015|Blog, Reflection|0 Comments

John XXIII Daily Decalogue Reflection part 1

Only for today, I will seek to live the livelong day positively without wishing to solve the problems of my life all at once. – from the Daily Decalogue of St. John XXIII

This intention of John XXIII “should” be a source of relief, but often it is more of a discipline.

Researchers say that we humans […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Blog, Reflection|0 Comments

Reflection Series on the Daily Decalogue of St. John XXIII

A question: How do you go about planning your day?

We’re all concerned about doing that which is most important and becoming the best we can be, but my thinking is that most of us, if we plan at all, simply make a list of things we have to do during the day and then get […]

By |September 21st, 2015|Blog, Reflection|0 Comments

A Meditation for Mindful Living

If you can do so right now, be still and take some time to recognize yourself in the presence of God who is wisdom and love.  Rest in that presence for a moment.

If that is difficult for you to imagine, then first bring to mind the person in the world who loves you the most […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Blog, Reflection|0 Comments

Daily Reflection: Time After Time

Several years ago now, one of my favorite Sisters of Charity passed away. Her name was Sister Marianne. As is the custom in most religious orders, “Sis” as we affectionately called her, was waked in the chapel and after a time of receiving guests who came to honor our beloved friend, the formal story telling […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Blog, Reflection, Time|2 Comments

Daily Reflection: Power of Community – Margaret Wheatley

There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about
Ask “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking.

Notice what you care about.
Assume that many others share your dreams.

Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.
Talk to people you know.
Talk to people you don’t know.
Talk to people you never talk […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Blog, Reflection|0 Comments