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Prayer

Hour of adoration

My mind is not empty, but crammed full,
like a dresser drawer full of old programs
and garments needing patches.

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Climate Crises and Climate Injustice

(Note: This blog was co-authored by Justice Coordinating Commission’s Climate Change Task Force members Sister Ellen Cunningham and Jeanne Rewa) Over the past few weeks, communities around the United States and the world have been devastated by extreme weather events. Record-breaking hurricanes, including Irma and Harvey, have battered our southern coasts and the Caribbean, while…

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A review of ‘Active Hope’

I highly recommend this book to anyone involved in work for justice and particularly eco-justice

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Mercy in Islam

In this small glimpse of mercy in Islam, we reflect the hope of Pope Francis that this Jubilee year will “foster an encounter,” “open us to even more fervent dialogue” and “eliminate every form of closed-mindedness” toward Islam, Judaism, and “other noble religious traditions.” Inshallah! (God willing!)

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin quotations on mercy

“… Be assured that in leaving the past to the mercy of God and the future to (God’s) Providence, you will derive from your offering very great peace and very great consolation.”

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Gospel reflection

November 24, 2013: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

The rulers sneered at Jesus and said, “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.” Even the soldiers jeered at him. As they approached to offer him wine they called out, “If you are King of the Jews, save yourself.” Above him there was an inscription…

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Gospel reflection

November 17, 2013: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here– the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.” Then they asked him, “Teacher, when will this happen? And…

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Gospel reflection

November 10, 2013: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to Jesus, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, If someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married…

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Gospel reflection

November 3, 2013: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

At that time, Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature. So…

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Gospel reflection

April 28, 2013: 5th Sunday of Easter

Jesus said to his disciples, “My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one…

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Gospel reflection

April 21, 2013: 4th Sunday of Easter

Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s…

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April 14, 2013: 3rd Sunday of Easter

At that time, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way. Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We…

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Sister Ellen Cunningham has been a Sister of Providence since 1959. She has ministered as a high school teacher in English, French, chemistry and religion. For 38 years she ministered at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) teaching mathematics, which included 12 years as a department chair. Since her retirement in 2012, Sister Ellen has volunteered at SMWC in the alumni relations office.