Sisters of the Holy Family

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We remember the victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, and all those affected by gun violence.

Lenten Reflection:

On the Second Sunday of Lent we celebrate the Transfiguration of the Lord. I wonder sometimes though if it was the Lord who was transfigured, or if the disciples on the mountaintop first saw Jesus for who he really was, and it shook them to the core! Jesus is Christ not just for his disciples, not just for the earth, but for the universe. If we truly knew Christ and what we were called to do and be, the earth would be a different place. There would be no incidents like the tragic massacre in Christchurch, NZ, because for the last 20 centuries, there would have been a worldwide outpouring of love. Too often we have been sidetracked by divisions and theological arguments -- but we still have time to get on track and see Christ as he truly is, and ourselves as we truly could be.

Sister Carol Crater, SHF

22nd Annual Braille Bee

Sister Ann Marie Gelles, shown here with her dog, Earhart, hosted the 22nd Annual Braille Bee in March at the California School for the Blind.

Lenten Reflection :

"My father was a wandering Aramean..." Some years ago I attended a scripture workshop where the presenter asked, "How many of you are descended from slaves?" A few of us raised our hands. Then he spoke eloquently of our solidarity with our descendants in the faith, and spoke of Abraham, and the Israelites in Egypt, and the Passover and Exodus, and Jesus' death and resurrection, and asked again, "How many of you are descended from slaves?" A few more raised our hands. He became more and more specific as the hour went on, asking the question again several times until finally most of us caught on -- as Christians, we are all descendants of the slaves in Egypt, and as such, we are (or should be) in solidarity with those who endure slavery in any of its many forms today. My father was a wandering Aramean! Sister Carol J. Crater, SHF