May 3, 2016

Prayer for today

The following prayer is offered from the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine... For the gift of PRAYERFULNESS that depends on God’s power and raises hands high in prayer. For the gift of GENTLENESS to stand in deep respect of the uniqueness of every person... [More]
March 27, 2016

An Easter blessing for a season of rebirth and hope

In His great mercy, He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ - Peter 1:3. We at the Sisters of Charity Health System wish you a joyful Easter. This blessed season renews our spirit and inspires our work to address the unmet needs of many.
March 20, 2016

Prayer for today - a reflection for Holy Week

As we begin Holy Week, let’s consider holiness itself. The major religions observe holy days or “high holy days” which remind the faithful that the ultimate goal of life is holiness—that everything in one’s life is ordered for the purpose of holiness. [More]
March 13, 2016

Prayer for today - a reflection for the fifth week of Lent

“But with their patience worn out by the journey … ” - Numbers 21:4b. The journey of life tests me and wears out my patience. I must acknowledge this truth, because the experience is unavoidable. Life takes me to the limits of my abilities and competencies where I feel incompetent and incomplete at times. To be impatient is to encounter and challenge the illusion that things should go my way, that I should be self-reliant and in control of myself and my situation. [More]
March 6, 2016

Prayer for today - a reflection for the fourth week of Lent

“I saw water flowing.” -Ezekiel 47:1. The prophet Ezekiel experiences a vision of life-giving water flowing from the temple. With God leading, Ezekiel wades into the flowing water, and the water gets deep enough to swim in yet cannot be passed through. From the bank of the river he sees how the water from God makes all life flourish. In Ezekiel’s vision, flowing water becomes a metaphor for life. [More]
February 28, 2016

Prayer for today – a reflection for the third week of Lent

“How often must I forgive?” Mt 18:21. At the heart of Jesus’s teaching and ministry there is forgiveness. For people who are involved in continuing Jesus’s ministry, forgiveness is essential. [More]
February 21, 2016

Prayer for today – a reflection for the second week of Lent

“This man welcomes sinners.” Luke 15:2 - The scribes and Pharisees intend this statement to be a condemnation of Jesus. Their sensibilities and theology are scandalized that Jesus is speaking to sinners and tax collectors. They believe that God punishes sinners. Jesus demonstrates an alternative way of seeing and responding to sinners. He welcomes them as an alternative to blaming, judging or punishing them. [More]
February 11, 2016

Prayer for 2016 World Day of the Sick

Today is the 2016 World Day of the Sick. The prayer for this special occasion comes from the Catholic Health Association of the United States. [More]
February 10, 2016

Prayer for today – a reflection on Ash Wednesday and the first week of Lent

“Return to me with your whole heart; … rend your hearts, not your garments.” Joel 2: 12-13. The words of the prophet Joel eloquently summarize the goal and the process of life—whole-hearted living that returns me to God. It may be painful, but a true change of the heart moves me closer to God and connects me with others. The encounter with God opens me to a deeper sense of humility and gratitude. [More]
January 1, 2016

Reflection for the Hear Us, Heal Us! prayer campaign

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), we are pleased to share the following reflection to begin the New Year and kick off the CHA's new prayer campaign, Hear Us, Heal Us! This ministry-wide campaign leads up to World Day of the Sick on Feb. 11. [More]

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