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Monday
Aug122019

Weekly Pause &  Ponder

There is a higher court than courts of justice, and that is the court of conscience.  It supersedes all other courts.

Mahatma Gandhi.  

 

Wednesday
Jul312019

Courtroom Drama Offers a Great Summer  Read

This is a great ‘summer read’ especially if you like legal court room dramas!

Author, Beverley McLachlin is the former Chief Justice of Canada, and Full Disclosure is her debut novel. McLachlin’s court experience heightens the interest and drama of the courtroom by including interesting details of how the lawyers conduct their investigations and the choices they make along the way and during the court proceedings. This ‘inside look’ certainly adds to the overall drama. Enjoy!

 - Sister Valerie Van Cauwenberghe

Monday
Jul292019

Weekly Pause &  Ponder

There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself.

 - Pope Francis.  

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis walks near a statue of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, in 2013. (CNS/Paul Haring)

Friday
Jul192019

Weekly Pause &  Ponder

Solitude is a condition of peace that stands in direct opposition to loneliness. Loneliness is like sitting in an empty room and being aware of the space around you. It is a condition of separateness. Solitude is becoming one with the space around you. It is a condition of union.

Simple Truths,  by Ken Nerburn

Wednesday
Jul172019

We came in  peace

One Giant Leap

Fifty years ago on July 16th 1969 at 9:32 am (EST) Apollo 11 was launched from Kennedy Space Center and on July 20th we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing.

The three occupants referred to as “Three Amiable Strangers” were Moon Commander Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin as Lunar Module Pilot and Mike Collins as Command module Pilot.  Written on a plaque and placed on the ground where Neil and Buzz walked were the words:

“Here men from the planet Earth

First set foot upon the moon

July 1969 AD

We came in peace for all mankind”.

In an article written by Mark Aloysius SJ entitled “Encountering the Self in Space” he poses a question for us to ponder:  “Has space exploration deepened our understanding of our own selves as human beings within the cosmos?”. To read his entire article click here.

“That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." -Neil Armstrong July 20, 1969.

Click here for Memories of Apollo from people all over the world

 

FUN FACTS: 18 Apollo Facts You've Never Heard Before 

 

-Sr Mabel St. Louis, csj

Photos: Source: NASA

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