Reflective Moments with Angela September 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington As I was pondering about this reflection, a line from Psalm 95 kept going through my head: If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart. What is a hardened heart? Do I have one? Pope Francis tells us this passage reminds us of parental tenderness that tells sinners to…

Reflective Moments with Angela for August 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington Do you find it difficult to slow down, relax and just be? If you do, you are most likely typical of many Americans. Jesus often went away to a deserted place to rest and be with God, the one he called Father. He invited his apostles and disciples to do the…

Reflective Moments with Angela for July 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington I grew up in a very hospitable home. My parents always welcomed anyone who stopped by. If it happened to be at mealtime, they were invited to eat with us. As I reflect on that, I am reminded that Jesus told us that the Kingdom of God is like a banquet…

Reflective Moments with Angela June 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington As we turn our calendars from May to June, I muse about what needs turning in my life. Pope Francis reminds us that God created all people in equal dignity and asks us to turn from all that is not healthy and turn to all that will help us create a…

Reflective Moments with Angela May 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington May is traditionally a month dedicated to Mary. Mary brought new life to the world when she consented to being the Mother of Jesus. May is also a month when we see a lot of new life in nature. The grass that has often been brown and dead-looking from the winter…

Reflective Moments April 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington In the Gospel for Easter, Mary Magdalene and the other women went to the tomb of Jesus early in the morning to anoint his body since they were unable to do so on Good Friday. On their way they wondered how they would roll away the heavy stone. When they arrived,…

Reflective Moments March 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington Pope Francis has declared this the year of Saint Joseph, recalling the 150th anniversary of Saint Joseph as patron of the Universal Church. March is usually thought of as the month of Saint Joseph. His feast day is March 19. We live here at this place called Mount Saint Joseph, so…

Reflective Moments February 2021

The Prophet Joel, in the first reading for Ash Wednesday, calls us to return to God with our whole heart. Pope Francis asks why must we return to God? He answers that by telling us something is not right in us, in society, in the Church. He calls us to change. The word, Lent, means…

Reflective Moments January 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington Maya Angelou tells us that hate has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet.   The opposite of hate is love. Maya Angelou also tells us love recognizes no barriers. It will leap fences and other obstacles. If you find it in your heart…

Reflective Moments December 2020

“I will give you treasures in the darkness.”  Isaiah 45:3  Many people remark that 2020 has been a “dark time.” This passage from Isaiah causes me to ponder deeply. Have you ever thought about the good things we find in the darkness? Let me name a few.  The world began in darkness. God said, “Let…