Charity Reflections

Spiritual reflections by Sisters and Associates

Feast of the Annunciation — March 25

Feast of the Annunciation — March 25

In honor of the Blessed Mother, we offer these prayers and reflection. Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary Mary, Virgin and Mother, you who, moved by the Holy Spirit, welcomed the word of life in the depths of your humble faith: as you gave yourself completely to the...

Reflection on the Lenten Theme of Mercy

Reflection on the Lenten Theme of Mercy

Feet in Two Worlds (Luke 6:27-38) There was a man who grew up in a town nestled inside a narrow valley closed off at one end. Like everyone else, he grew up with the customs and mores of his village, particularly its understanding of how to get along with others...

Second Sunday of Lent — March 17, 2019

Second Sunday of Lent — March 17, 2019

Readings: Second Sunday of Lent In Pope Francis’ 2019 Lenten Message, Pope Francis invites us to recommit ourselves to the journey of conversion. This Lent, if we truly seek to live as children of God, our growth in self-giving will also have a powerful impact on...

Reflection for December 31

Reflection for December 31

The scene: a group of people gathered at a crossroads. Under the impact of forces beyond their control, they are pushed to make a choice that none of them really wants to make. The choice means that they must undertake a difficult journey and leave behind their home,...

December 23, 2018 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 23, 2018 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

READINGS: Micah 5:1–4a; Ps.80: 2-3, 15–16, 18–19; Hebrews 10: 5-10; Luke 1: 39–45 “Make us turn to you. Let us see your Face.” “Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste.” Somehow Miryam of Nazareth has been imaged as a very young woman alone and hurrying...