Second Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017 — Divine Mercy Sunday

READINGS: Acts 2: 42-47; Psalm 118; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20: 19-31 In Easter’s light, the Scriptures today call us to open our minds and hearts wider, ever wider. Signs and images of God’s incredible and tender mercy abound in us and around us. Imagine what our families, communities, nations, would look like if we […]

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Mary Magdelene Relief Sculpture by Sister Margaret Beaudette, SC

April 16, 2017 — Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Psalm 118; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20:1-9 I wake on Easter morning, feeling stuffed. For the past three days I’ve been feasting – not on food but on sights and sounds, symbols and songs. Thursday – bread broken and shared, people bending to wash the feet of […]

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Jesus' tomb in the dark

April 15, 2017 — Holy Saturday

A selection of readings from Genesis, Exodus, Isaiah, Baruch, Ezekiel; Romans 6:3-11; Psalm 118; Matthew 28:1-10 Saturday, the Sabbath, after the day when the world fell apart. The disciples were cowering in fear, crushed with grief. For them, it was all over. They thought this was the way that the rest of their lives would […]

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Break no words.

Reflections for Holy Thursday and Good Friday

With Jesus, we live the three sacred days of this Holy Week – a week of acclamation and betrayal, of promises broken and hopes restored, a week of blessing and breaking bread and bodies, a week of words and silence, of tears and cries, a week of companionship and loneliness, of giving up and handing […]

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CMSV chapel featuring Constantino Brumidi’s imposing painting of the Crucifixion in the apse.

April 9, 2017 — Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

READINGS: Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66 You can’t walk into the magnificent Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Mount St. Vincent without coming face to face with Constantino Brumidi’s imposing painting of the Crucifixion in the apse. Many times I’ve wished the artist had chosen to portray another moment in Jesus’ life […]

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200 Acts of Kindness for 200 Years of Service

A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Dorothy Day For 200 years, Sisters of Charity have spread Christ’s love in New York and beyond.   In this anniversary year, join us in “200 Acts of Kindness for 200 Years of Service.” Together we can create a wave of Charity! […]

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Sr. Joan Glowacki

In Memoriam: Sister Joan Glowacki, SC

Both in and out of the classroom, Sister Joan was known as a kind and compassionate person who enjoyed teaching and various other jobs where she worked closely with people of all ages. Sister Joan Glowacki (Sister Maria Seton) was born December 22, 1927 in Maspeth, Queens, the daughter of Francis and Sophie Kaminski Glowacki. […]

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The Miracle of the Loaves and the Fish

April 2, 2017 — Fifth Sunday In Lent

READINGS:  Ezekiel 37:12-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:8-11; John 11: 1-45 Behold this man, Jesus. As he began his ministry, he laid out his platform: to bring good news to the poor, liberty to captives, sight to the blind, freedom to the oppressed.  This mission wasn’t his own invention; he received it, and the strength to […]

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The Blind Man Washes in the Pool of Siloam (Le aveugle-né se lave à la piscine de Siloë) Source: Wikimedia Artist: James Tissot (1836–1902)

March 26, 2017 — Fourth Sunday of Lent

READINGS: 1 Samuel 16: 1b, 6–7, 10–13a,  Psalm 23,  Ephesians  5: 8–14, John 9: 1–41 Few Gospels are more fascinating than the healing of the man born blind both from a literary and pastoral perspective. This miracle occurs during the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth), one of the great celebrations of the Jewish liturgical year at […]

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In Memoriam: Sister Margaret Aileen Fennell, SC

Sister Margaret Aileen loved her work with the children she taught and counseled. She will long be remembered by her students for the knowledge which she imparted and the helpful advice she so kindly gave. Sister Margaret Aileen Fennell (Sister Miriam Brendan) was born March 23, 1928 in New York City. She was one of […]

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