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A Sight For Sore Eyes

An environment of survival withers the hearts of our elderly, taking away their ability to dream. In this way, it cripples the prophecy that our young are called to proclaim and work to achieve.

Consecrated Life and Humanitarian Crisis of Migrants/Refugees in the 21st Century

100 people coming from various countries and religious congregations have joined together in Rome from 22nd to the 25th of February to reflect on the role of Consecrated Life in the humanitarian crisis of millions of migrant/refugee men and women in the world today....

Fr. Patrick Griffin – Be Happy

"Be Happy" is the theme of this week's reflection by Father Patrick Griffin in his series Considering Consecrated Life Although we have moved on culturally, liturgically we remain in the Christmas Season. In these next days, rarely will you or I wish someone a “Merry...

An Open Door Policy – Fr. Pat Griffin

“An Open Door Policy” Considering Consecrated Life:  The images and symbols surrounding the Holy Year of Mercy make my head swim with content and possibility.  When my brain slows down, three favored images emerge at this point in my reflection.  All of them have a...
Father Pat Griffin on costumes

Father Pat Griffin on costumes

Father Pat Griffin continues his series Considering Consecrated Life with a reflection on costumes. “Costumes” In many areas, Halloween for children involves costume parties on that morning/afternoon more than wandering the streets “trick-or-treating.”  In some...

Father Pat Griffin reflects on Kindness

Father Pat Griffin reflects on Kindness

Continung his series on Considering Consecrated Life Father Pat Griffin reflects on Kindness The promulgation date for Nostra Aetate was October 28, 1965.  Like the other texts of Vatican II, it looks to its 50th anniversary in this year.  This document, of course,...

A Heart’s Desire Griffin

A Heart’s Desire Griffin

Fr. Pat Griffin continues his series "Considering Consecrated Life" with a reflection on “A Heart’s Desire” The film “Amadeus” offers a compelling and colorful telling of the life of Mozart.  At its end, Salieri, who had been jealous of Mozart, characterizes himself...

The Journey – Fr. Pat Griffin

The Journey – Fr. Pat Griffin

In this reflection on “The Journey” Fr. Patrick Griffin continues his series of reflections "Considering Consecrated Life" Some may wonder what it was like in NY during the visit of Pope Francis. Let me offer one man’s experience . . . not of the privilege of being...

Father Pat Griffin on costumes

Family Values – Patrick Griffin, CM

Fr. Patrick Grifin reflections on Family Values in his series on "Considering Consecrated Life". Two happenings can capture our attention during this year. We celebrate the “Year for Consecrated Life,” and we look forward to the “World Meeting of Families” which will...

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