In prayer lies the knowing of God's Will even in the smallest things. Blessed Celine Borzecka, C.R.
Final Daily Reflection
Friday, May 20, 2016
from Sr. Clara Frances Kusek, C.R.


I am already in Paradise
Wednesday, May 18, 2016


In the presence of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
“God is as really present in the consecrated Host as He is in the glory of Heaven,


Who among you is wise and understanding?
Monday, May 16, 2016
Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show his works by a good life in the humility that comes from wisdom.


We are people filled with the Spirit
Sunday, May 15, 2016
It is the feast that reminds us that we are indeed people filled with the Spirit, people with gifts that the world needs so desperately:


HOPE
Saturday, May 14, 2016
We hope that our Catholic health care ministry will continue to be a faithful witness to Christ in our day and age and be an impetus for hope of healing for all those we serve and all who serve under the name of Presence Health


“I come from heaven”
Friday, May 13, 2016
Today begins the 100th anniversary of the first of 6ppearances of the Blessed mother to three shepherd children in Fatima Portugal in 1917. Her message to them she said was a message for every man, woman and child of the century


May, month of Mary
Thursday, May 12, 2016
At first, it was called the medal of the Immaculate Conception and later it was called the Miraculous Medal due to all of the miracles that occurred because of the prayers inspired by the medal.


Our testimony
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Caring for the sick in the hospital setting is a continuing testimony to “If you do this to the least of my people, you do it for me.”


Finding the face of Jesus
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Without the constant presence of our Divine Master upon the altar in my poor chapels, I never could have persevered casting my lot with the lepers of Molokai;


That we might live
Monday, May 09, 2016
Jesus Christ gave up his life that we might live; therefore, whoever wishes to carry the cross for his sake must take up the proper weapons for the contest


Ascension Presence
Sunday, May 08, 2016
May our unity with Jesus bring His presence into all our encounters to build peace and harmony in our world and the whole world.


Praying with power
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Prayer possesses a potent force and starts a chain reaction In good that is far more powerful than any atomic reaction.


God has done all
Friday, May 06, 2016
And if I could tell you all, you would see how God has done all, and I nothing. I have worked hard, very hard, that is all; and I have never refused God anything.”


Victory was won by praying arms
Thursday, May 05, 2016
The leader, Don John of Austria said that ”the victory was won, not by fighting arms, but by praying arms” It was in thanksgiving for this victory that the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary was established on October 7.


Renew a steadfast spirit within me
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalms 51:10


Warmth is the soul of the child
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”


I believe
Monday, May 02, 2016
For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all One; the Glory equal, the Majesty co-eternal


Jesus speaks to us
Sunday, May 01, 2016
In our liturgy today we encounter Jesus who speaks these words to us and empowers us to live in love and to prepare ourselves and all those we touch for eternity with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.


Here I am, send me.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
We are all the Body of Christ. The same kind of energy and vigour is expected of us. Are we willing to join our leaders and say to Jesus, “Here I am, send me.”


Who’s Afraid?
Friday, April 29, 2016


The Mystical Rose Tree Rosary
Thursday, April 28, 2016
“No one could help admiring the beauty of the Holy Rosary which is made up of two heavenly things: the Lord’s Prayer and the Angelic Salutation.


Friends from God
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Today’s gospel is about the Jesus, the vine, us being the branches and the fruit we bear. We might think about the Administrative Assistants as being the branches


My peace I give to you
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Whatever will happen in our lives, we don‘t need to be afraid because God love and power and presence will be in us companioning us through our crosses and dying to resurrection and glory.


Proclaim the Gospel to every creature
Monday, April 25, 2016
As our proclamation of the Good News, we have all been given seeds to scatter which the Lord nourishes and develops according to his plan for the kingdom.


Love one another
Sunday, April 24, 2016
“Love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”


Proclaiming the Kingdom
Saturday, April 23, 2016
The Gentiles at the time of Acts were glad to receive the Word; however in future generations, the Word was not so well received. However, throughout the centuries the faithful continue to be a light for all who are open to the word.


Peace be to this land
Friday, April 22, 2016
May we learn to live in harmony, safety and just sharing of resources among all so that we achieve the kingdom of God. Peace be to this community. Peace be to this land. Peace be to all people.


I believe in order to understand
Thursday, April 21, 2016
For I do not seek to understand in order that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe-that unless I believe I shall not understand.


From Jesus to the Father
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Praying before the Blessed Sacrament is one way of coming to “see” him and His Father.


Mother” shepherd
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The extreme sacrifice she sealed with her life testifies that only those who have the courage to give of themselves totally to God and to others are able to fulfill themselves.”


Shepherding and sheep
Monday, April 18, 2016
It is only so long as the shepherd lives as the lamb that they can remain a shepherd.


Christian communities- the “flock”
Sunday, April 17, 2016
On this Good Shepherd Sunday, we are all invited to reflect on our own shepherding. Perhaps we are doing just fine. Perhaps there is a call we feel inside us to step outside of the flock we were born into and take leadership in another way.


God loves us as we are
Saturday, April 16, 2016
The heart of the message of Mary When Jesus was proclaiming the gospel, an important part of his proclamation was the miracles of healing he performed.


Conversion of St. Paul
Friday, April 15, 2016
In “The City of God” by the mystic Mary of Agreda, there is an entire chapter devoted to the conversion of St. Paul, the role of Mary, the Mother of Jesus in the conversion and his influence on the Church in his time and ours.


Caring and sharing in the Spirit of Jesus
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Let us go cheerfully, hopefully, and earnestly, and set ourselves to find our especial part. When we have found it, willingly and faithfully perform it.”


Presence
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
One of the things to ponder in relation to the resurrection is why people didn’t recognize the Jesus that they had been friends with for 3 years.


Fisher of men
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
make me a teacher of your truth through word and holy witness. May the net I drop into the sea of my life Be filled with people who are drawn to you by your Spirit in me.


Proclaiming the resurrection
Monday, April 11, 2016
Our witness will probably not be as dramatic as that of St. Stephen and the two saints of today, but drama is not required. When we say “yes” to our daily opportunities, the Spirit will guide our way to our experience of the Risen Lord.


Do you love me?
Sunday, April 10, 2016
As we participate in this Eucharist, we are invited to remember that this is the same bread that was served at the Sea of Tiberius first to the large crowd and then to the apostles. Let us allow it to nourish us in our risen life.


Love in the family
Saturday, April 09, 2016
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust.


Love in the Family
Friday, April 08, 2016
Today, the document by Pope Francis on Catholic family life titled “Amoris Laetitia, On Love in the Family,” will be released


The light of faith
Thursday, April 07, 2016
In the light of faith you see things quite differently.” “You can do more with the grace of God than you think


Trust in God
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
His clearly expressed Will was accomplished only after her death. Let us learn from her patience to practice the holy virtue of hope, and to rely on the divine aid for all that is pleasing to Him.”


Filled with the Spirit of God
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
It is people like St. Vincent who are filled with the Spirit of God who discern, witness to and proclaim the Spirit of God that empowers our world of faith.


Mary the initiator
Monday, April 04, 2016
Mary had no idea what Joseph would do, what her neighbors would do. But she knew what she would do. She would trust God, and so she stepped forward, and eternity itself parted before her.


We who have not seen but still believe
Sunday, April 03, 2016
“blessed are they who have not seen, but still have believed. This refers to the modern day disciples—this refers to us.


Life is an Adventure in Forgiveness
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Christian faith is... basically about love and being loved and reconciliation. These things are so important, they're foundational and they can transform individuals, families


Cast our prayer nets
Friday, April 01, 2016
Today, let us cast our prayer in the form of the rosary and draw our friends and relatives to enter into the experience of the mercy of God.


He opened their minds
Thursday, March 31, 2016
May our “time out” that we take each day in meditation and prayer be an opportunity for God to open our minds so that we could proclaim the resurrection as God wishes us to do in our time and place.


Hope, peace, joy
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Who knows what will happen in our lives when we turn from the tomb and Allow hope, peace and joy to fill us.


Risen Life
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
This is what can happen to those who leave their failure, weakness, loneliness and sin and who seek and embrace the risen Christ who waits for us with welcoming arms.


The Body of Christ
Monday, March 28, 2016
Keep yourselves free from sin so that every day you may share in the mystic meal; by doing so, our bodies become the body of Christ


Welcoming the grace of Christ's Resurrection
Sunday, March 27, 2016
And we who live within the


“I do.”
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Our small acts of “I do” will definitely change our world as we make our way through our daily risen life into resurrection and glory.


The loving thing
Friday, March 25, 2016
All of these things draw us to reflect on the reality of our lives. It’s not just another day. No day is just another day.


The Feast of Unleavened Bread
Thursday, March 24, 2016
O God, who have called us to participate in the most sacred Supper, in which your Only Begotten son, when about to hand himself over to death, entrusted to the church a sacrifice new for all eternity, the banquet of his love,


He opens my ear-I set my face like flint.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Our reflections all during lent are meant to bring us to a deeper realization of God’s presence to us each moment of every day.


You are great
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Part of the human condition is that we want to be in control- We want to be God. When will we ever learn to let God be God Then we can relax in God’s arms And always be at peace.


The Poetry of life
Monday, March 21, 2016
When poetry is put to music it is even more impressive and gives each of us, as members of the human family, the opportunity for deep reflection on our lives—and as members of the body of Christ, deep reflection on our risen lives.


Palm of Victory
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Today, as you hear the passion read, And wave your palm, Rejoice in the victory that has resulted in your personal salvation


Mysteries of human salvation
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Today is the first day of Spring. May St. Joseph’s prayer for us put a “spring” in our steps As we make our way during holy week Through the cross and death to Resurrection and glory.


Supreme Sacrifice
Friday, March 18, 2016
St. Cyril was not a martyr, but he did give up his whole life to promote the Christ who did make the supreme sacrifice of his life and whose supreme sacrifice we are honoring this lent and in whose sacrifice we participate daily


Christ with me
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Christ shield me this day: Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I arise,...


How great God is
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Reflecting on saints like this makes us realize anew how great God is; how he calls us each by name and gives us whatever graces we need to proclaim the gospel in the time and place we are most suited for.


Renew our first fervor
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Renew then… your first fervor. Begin by a true desire to please God, recalling that His Providence has brought you to the place where you are established and has united you so that you can help one another to grow in perfection


If I go from this earth, my soul will live
Monday, March 14, 2016
As we live out our lives today there will surely be opportunities through what we hear, see, or experience, that will call us to witness to our faith.


The Lord has done great things for us
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Jesus sets a good example for us, to be more compassionate and understanding of one another, and much more forgiving of each other rather condemning. As the Lord had done great things for us, we can do great things for one another.


Happy are the merciful
Saturday, March 12, 2016
This truly divine virtue of mercy, which makes us like unto our heavenly Father, shall have this effect on the lives of all of us: that we shall sacrifice everything for the love of neighbor: prayer, work, all the faculties of soul, physical strength...


Let it be done to me
Friday, March 11, 2016
With these words, Hedwig, too, desired only to do the Will of God. She wanted to serve Jesus completely and forever. It was the Feast of the Annunciation, 1881.


Sisters of the Resurrection
Thursday, March 10, 2016
The spirituality of the Congregation is summarized in the words engraved on our profession cross “Through the cross and death to resurrection and glory.”


To vow or not to vow
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
The life of Frances of Rome calls each of us not only to look deeply for God in prayer, but also to carry our devotion to Jesus living in the suffering of our world. Frances shows us that this life need not be restricted to those bound by vows.


Women/Sister
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Each religious congregation has its own way of expressing its charism. The Sisters of the Resurrection is “Through the Cross and Death to Resurrection and Glory.” Think about it.


Stand up for your faith
Monday, March 07, 2016
They were finally beheaded after encouraging their fellow Christians :Stand up for your faith and love one another. Don’t let our sufferings frighten you .”


Let your light shine
Sunday, March 06, 2016
In the gospel, Jesus makes clay out of the earth to open the eyes of the blind man. This is reminiscent of God creating a human being from the earth’s soil.


Through the cross and death to resurrection and glory
Saturday, March 05, 2016
She was a most loveable and remarkable person, and by her life witnessed to the risen life through the cross and death to resurrection and glory.


Daily sing to Mary
Friday, March 04, 2016
He had a great love for the Eucharist and for Mary. He frequently sang this song to Mary- a copy of which was buried with him.


The patient and humble endurance of the cross
Thursday, March 03, 2016


Spirit and life
Wednesday, March 02, 2016


Be joyful
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Be joyful, brothers and sisters. Keep your faith, and do the little things that you have seen and heard with me.”


Rising up and going forward
Monday, February 29, 2016
this as a teaching for us to show us how to handle our disappointments in life by rising above them in a reflection entitled “Rising Up and Going Forward.”


Let us burn with zeal
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Let us burn with zeal as we follow our Lord and Savior through the cross and death to Resurrection and Glory.


Guide us through this present life
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Guide us, we pray Through this present life And bring us to that light in which you dwell.


Re-think; re-commit; proclaim
Friday, February 26, 2016
This is a time for us to re-think our expectation of the kingdom, to re-commit ourselves to the Kingdom that has been proclaimed by the Son and proclaim our Savior by our lives.


Risen Life
Thursday, February 25, 2016
...who is our Father and who is preparing us, these 40 days for our risen life as the disciples experienced it after Pentecost and for our resurrection at the end of our lives.


Not power but loving service.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Amazingly, the disciples were not so concerned for Jesus as they were for their own place in the Kingdom. However, Jesus lets them know that, in his Kingdom, it is not power that reigns but loving service.


Stand Fast
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
“Stand fast, therefore, .. and follow the example of the Lord. Be firm and unchangeable in faith, lovers of the brotherhood, loving each other, united in truth, helping each other with the mildness of the Lord, despising no man”


The Chair of Peter
Monday, February 22, 2016
In our day and age, the Church and the democracy continue. Let's pray for leaders today who will carry on the tradition of the founders.


Focus appropriately on our call and our destiny
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Today, we are invited to focus both on our dust and ashes, our sins and weaknesses, but also focus appropriately on our call and our destiny.


The way that will lead you to God
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Our Lady said,


Heart of the Matter
Friday, February 19, 2016
The great commandment is our bottom line- which today, we are reflecting on as the heart of the matter.


Congregation of the Resurrection
Thursday, February 18, 2016
In light of the feat day, they were inspired to dedicate themselves to the Risen Lord and to call themselves the “Brothers of the Resurrection.”


You will be my witnesses
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
You will found a new order, and you will be my witnesses throughout the world. This is your name: Servants of Mary. This is your rule: that of Saint Augustine. And here is your distinctive sign: the black scapular, in memory of my sufferings.”


Have mercy, O Lord
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
When we read this with the mind of a slave-owner 2000 years ago, it shows how mind boggling Christianity must have been to the people in those times.


The judgment
Monday, February 15, 2016
May the communion antiphon today reflect the judgment that will eventually fall on the president that we choose.


God’s will for our world
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Today we can relate this to the gospel by affirming that we live in the Kingdom of God and in this Kingdom, it is God’s will that the husband and wife be head of the families that fulfill God’s will for our world.


The effects of our repentance
Saturday, February 13, 2016
The reading from Isaiah today enumerates the effects of our repentance


Abraham and Integrity
Friday, February 12, 2016
As we live through lent in this Year of Mercy, we might want to think about what our prayer, almsgiving and fasting is asking of us and what we can do to express our faith with integrity.


Go and do likewise
Thursday, February 11, 2016
With the concluding words of the parable of the Good Samaritan, “Go and do likewise,”


Creating Something New
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Once again Lent comes to make its prophetic appeal, to remind us that it is possible to create something new within ourselves and around us, simply because God is faithful, always faithful for he cannot deny himself,