Always, our call is to be loving

Glory to Jesus Christ!
Are you a lover? I’m always trying to be a better lover. We are created in love and for love.

This is God’s way. In Baptism, Chrismation, we are renewed in this love and sent forth to love others. We’re nourished in the Eucharist for this.

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Following Christ with a sense of moderation

Glory to Jesus Christ!
I remember a distinct moment in eighth grade when Sister Basil, at the beginning of the school year, said to us, “Please know that I pray for you every day.”

Then she said something shocking. She said, “In my prayers, I pray any of you that do something wrong will be caught immediately.” Continue reading

“A person of faith is always concious of God”

Glory to Jesus Christ!
As we continue this series on the fruits of the Holy Spirit, we look today at “faith.”

Last weekend, I had the joy of being with a convocation of young adults in the Eparchy of Passaic in New York City, We were challenged on Saturday afternoon to go forth into the city and to take our faith and make it known.
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Long-suffering is being patient

Today, as we continue this series on Fruits of the Spirit we talk about one we wonder if it belongs here; it’s called “long-suffering.”

It’s considered something good in the Catholic tradition; in the spiritual tradition, actually, because we are a church of martyrdom and a people who are faithful to the end. Continue reading

Take a moment to be grateful

Sister Barbara Jean Mihalchick posts videos of her reflections each week at the Facebook of the Sisters of St. Basil the Great. View them at : https://www.facebook.com/sistersofstbasil.uniontown/. This is a transcript of her July 26, 2019 reflection and is Part … Continue reading

Getting into the habit of kindness

Sister Barbara Jean Mihalchick posts videos of her reflections each week at the Facebook of the Sisters of St. Basil the Great. View them at: https://www.facebook.com/sistersofstbasil.uniontown/. This is a transcript of her July 13, 2019 reflection and is Part 4 … Continue reading

Patience is proof of the gift of the Holy Spirit

Reflection from Mount St. Macrina Sister Barbara Jean Mihalchick posts videos of her reflections each week at the Facebook of the Sisters of St. Basil the Great. View them at: https://www.facebook.com/sistersofstbasil.uniontown/. This is a transcript of her July 5 reflection … Continue reading

Symptoms of Inner Peace

Today, I’ll continue our series on the “Fruits of the Holy Spirit” and talk about joy and peace. Are they possible? Oh, yes. It does require something, though: placing God at the very center of our lives; central to all … Continue reading