“Eucharist” means “thanksgiving”

Here we are ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, one of the original and early religious feasts that came through our founders of this country who were from the Reform Movement and were very grateful for all that they received and experienced when they moved to this country.
It has continued to be a religious feast of sorts, at least a reminder, always, to be thankful to our Higher Power, to our God, who has provided so much for us in this blessed land. Continue reading

We have the gift of grace

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Have you discovered that there are some people you naturally like and some people you naturally don’t like? What happens in a chance encounter? Continue reading

Come and be renewed in the Lord

Glory to Jesus Christ!
Recently, our chaplain made some comments about words. Any words and the Word of God. And I said to myself:
“Sister, you use a lot of words.” Of course, I must in a setting like this and especially in the retreats that I do. And I began to say, “What am I always talking about?” Continue reading

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