Charity Reflections

Spiritual reflections by Sisters and Associates

March 22, 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 22, 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1-13A; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 What do we see, and what do we refuse to see? Like the Pharisees in today’s Gospel, we often don’t see what contradicts our preconceived notions, our prejudices, and our limited experiences. Jesus...

March 15, 2020 — Third Sunday of Lent

March 15, 2020 — Third Sunday of Lent

Readings: Exodus 17: 3–7; Psalm 95; Romans 5: 1–2, 5-8; John 4: 5–42 In today’s gospel, Jesus promises to give us living water. For one Samaritan woman this gift changed her life. On that memorable day, dawn broke holding no expectations, promising only another...

March 8, 2020 —  Second Sunday of Lent

March 8, 2020 — Second Sunday of Lent

Readings: Genesis 12: 1–4a; Psalm 33; 2 Timothy 1: 8B–10; Matthew 17: 1–9 Lent is a time of preparation through prayer and fasting and opportunities to receive God’s many graces through both ordinary and extraordinary moments. We may encounter God in the ordinariness...

Charity Wisdom — Lent 2020

Charity Wisdom — Lent 2020

Lent (February–April, 2020) Lent invites us to clear the blockages within and among us, to come closer to Christ who alone can change our hearts and minds. From centuries ago, the words of Saints Elizabeth Ann Seton, Vincent de Paul, and Louise de Marillac still...

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