reflection

  • Saturday Inspiration: God of Beginning Again

    Saturday Inspiration: God of Beginning Again

    January 26, 2024

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, And I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Into Your hands, I commend my family, O God. For I must let go of trying to “fix” everything and everyone. And instead, place them in Your gentle hands and compassionate heart, where they will be carried […]

  • A New Year Offers New Possibilities

    A New Year Offers New Possibilities

    December 28, 2023

    A new heart…a new spirit I will put within you…. Prophet Ezekiel 36:26 In 2024, We stand ready To find God’s grace in our midst, To lead amid uncertainty, To reverse the trends of negativity, To honor those who labor tirelessly and generously, To celebrate the goodness of nature and human nature! In 2024, We […]

  • Called to Be Present —  Advent 2023 — Keep Watch

    Called to Be Present — Advent 2023 — Keep Watch

    December 1, 2023

    ADVENT WEEK ONE       Mark 13:33 Keep Watch We have been placed in charge of our God’s household and our common home. We are each gifted sufficiently and differently. May we use this present time for vigilance, for courage, for caution, for observation, for risking in God’s Service. Every day We Watch for Refugees […]

  • A New Year to Renew my Life

    A New Year to Renew my Life

    December 31, 2022

    I Arise Today…. Welcoming another Year to reconcile differences to witness joy to broaden my friendships; Welcoming another Beginning  to live with gratitude to amend quarrels to model God’s generosity; Welcoming another Opportunity to practice non-violence to imitate Jesus’ mercy to celebrate insights; Welcoming another Invitation to let go, to hang on to listen attentively […]

  • Come to the Feast: A Reflection with Sister Ann Walters

    Come to the Feast: A Reflection with Sister Ann Walters

    April 15, 2021

    Isn’t this a lovely description by Isaiah of heaven on earth? “We” on Mount Zion are eating rich foods and drinking choice wines with God who is lavishing us with Love. This love destroys all veils that separate us and destroys all webs of our human structures that our woven to keep nations separate, and […]

  • Good Friday:  Silence and Music Draw Us Into The Passion of the Soul

    Good Friday: Silence and Music Draw Us Into The Passion of the Soul

    April 2, 2021

    Good Friday is so solemn and so private to the follower of Christ that there are no words! For me, music helps transcend the moment and contemplate the mystery of salvation and the ultimate sacrifice that Christ made for us. Listen The Passio secundum Joannem or St. John Passion was written by Johann Sebastian Bach […]

  • A Lenten Reflection: Passover of the Lord

    A Lenten Reflection: Passover of the Lord

    March 26, 2021

    “We are here to continue the Passover of the Lord to redeem our world as doing this in remembrance. Whether we march, walk, protest, write, pray, dialogue, weep, nurse, teach, comfort etc., whoever we are, whatever our gifts and limitations after coming from this table, we are mandated to give of ourselves to serve, to […]

  • Saturday Inspiration: Deep Listening

    Saturday Inspiration: Deep Listening

    November 6, 2020

    Scripture tells us that each human being is precious in the eyes of God; named before we were even born. Seeing one another through Christ’s eyes and treating each other as Christ would is our precious gift back to God and to one another. As Dominicans, we strive to live contemplatively. For it is from […]

  • A Prayer and Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent

    A Prayer and Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent

    March 6, 2020

    Pray Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings. To you alone, Most High, do they belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name. Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, Who is the day through whom You […]

  • Practice Loving Kindness for Yourself and Wherever You Go

    Practice Loving Kindness for Yourself and Wherever You Go

    October 2, 2019

    We human beings can be so hard on ourselves. And if we are hard on ourselves, what are we doing to the people around us? Dominican Center’s contemplative learning programs are designed to help focus head and heart, and lift the spirit. Programs and events promote spiritual growth, relationship building, healing, and prayerful reflection. Then […]