Who is my Neighbor?

(in Haiku) Who is my neighbor And am I a neighbor too? God has called us all. People who suffer From domination’s power Seek helpful neighbors. A homeless man says “Thanks for the food and pillow” He knows his neighbor. Oppressed refugees Seek asylum and freedom They are our neighbors. An elder feels sad Needs

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All Souls Remembrance 2018

November is a time to remember loved ones who have died. It is a time to remember their goodness and how they enriched our lives. It is a time to be grateful. Our Sisters will be joining you in praying for all who have died.  Please use the “Leave a Reply” area at the bottom

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Sisters’ Summer Media Suggestions

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur of the U.S. East-West Province have shared some of their favorite books and films in the latest edition of  the Seasons publication. Here are two recommendations, and there is a link to the full list at the bottom of the page. Life in Alaska Over the years I’ve seen

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Thoughts from RFK

Thoughts from RFK

  The vast majority of white people and the vast majority of black people in this country want to live together, want to improve the quality of our life, and want justice for all human beings that abide in our land. And let’s dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to

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Beginnings

Beginnings

          Dedicated to the memory of Karen Silkwood and Eliot Gralla “From too much love of living, Hope and desire set free, Even the weariest river Winds somewhere to the sea—“ But we have only begun To love the earth. We have only begun To imagine the fullness of life. How

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Give Way

By Sr. Jon Julie Sullivan, SND Give way! What a perfect Easter message … Let all the stones be rolled away. All the locks undone. All the combinations revealed to opening. Give way to life wanting to come to. To energy pushing a two-inch plant up Right through the concrete sidewalk. Give way to the

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All Are Called to Holiness

All Are Called to Holiness

This homily was written by Sister Cathy Waldron , SNDdeN during her 50th Jubilee year and shared at the Jubilee Mass. So what is a Jubilee? Scripture defines Jubilee as a special year of universal pardon and remission of sins. A Jubilee year occurs every fiftieth year, in which slaves and prisoners would be freed,

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Vacation Time

Vacation Time

Photo and text by Sr. Jon Julie Sullivan, SNDdeN Ahhhh…vacation time! Permission to get off the road and sit still long enough to smell the ocean which is just around the bend. Sometimes, can’t you just taste the salt simply by breathing deeply? These are the days when we are drawn to the shore early

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Day to Day Resurrections

“Do not be afraid.  I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here for he has been raised as he said.”  – Matthew 28:5 Day to Day Resurrections Jesus, by your Resurrection you are the unimaginable sign of hope for us. You cut through our darkness, doubt and hopelessness.

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Take Time to Reflect

The Sunflower and St. Julie Billiart St. Julie Billiart loved to look out across the fields of brilliant sunflowers that were a common sight in France and Belgium. She took special notice of how each seed-laden flowerhead would strain upon its stem to follow the fun as it moved across the sky. She saw this

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