Charity Reflections

Spiritual reflections by Sisters and Associates

Charity Wisdom, Christmastide–Epiphany 2018

Christmastide — Epiphany 2018 God’s Love becomes flesh; Christ’s Light shines for all peoples. We celebrate Jesus, God’s greatest gift, and all the gifts of the season, especially St. Elizabeth Seton (feast: Jan. 4) and her vision that gave birth to the Sisters of...

Christmas Day, December 25, 2017

Readings: Mass During the Day - Isaiah 52:7-10; Ps. 98; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18 “GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY WHICH SHALL BE TO ALL PEOPLE!” “Tell me some good news,” I found myself saying frequently during the past weeks. Too many stories of tragedy,...

Third Sunday of Advent – December 17, 2017

READINGS: Isaiah 61:1–2a, 10–11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16–24; John 1:6–8, 19–28 In today’s second reading St. Paul writes: “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks for this is the will of God for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise...

First Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2017

READINGS: Isaiah 63:16-64:7; Psalm 80; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37 Imagine walking down Fifth Avenue; department store windows are filled with Christmas and winter scenes. Coming toward you is a man dressed in a brown wool coat with a collar and cuffs, a cotton...

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