Daily Reflections

Inspiring prayers, quotes, and spiritual reflections.


When it comes to the nitty-gritty, what ties these threads of biblical narrative together into a revelation of God’s love is that God has commanded us to refrain from grumbling about the dailiness of life. Instead we are meant to accept it as a reality that humbles us even as it gives cause for praise. The rhythm of sunrise and sunset marks a passage of time that marks each day rich with the possibility of salvation. ” ― Kathleen Norris


People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do. -Dorothy Day


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Every day we are all called to become a “caress of God” for those who perhaps have forgotten their first caresses, or perhaps who never have felt a caress in their life. – Pope Francis


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It is not what you are, nor what you have been, that God looks at with his merciful eyes, but what you would wish to be.” – The Cloud of Unknowing


Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love. Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything.
-Saint Teresa of Avila


Our mandate from the Church, through our religious consecration by vow, constitutes us apostles in a new way. As such, we are witnesses of the Good News of love, of hope, of justice and of peace. For us, therefore, the struggle for a more human world is not an option. It is an integral part of spreading the Gospel.” – Sisters of Bon Secours Constitutions #7


While we can’t eliminate hunger, we can feed each other. While we can’t eliminate pain, we can hold each other… we can make things better for each other while we’re here.
– Mark Nepo, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen


We human beings are all fundamentally the same. We all belong to a common, broken humanity. We all have wounded, vulnerable hearts. Each one of us needs to feel appreciated and understood; we all need help…. …those who are weak and in need have a secret power to touch our hearts and to bring us together in mutual belonging, whatever our religion or culture. – Jean Vanier, Becoming Human


Pilgrimage doesn’t mean reaching a particular geographic location. Instead, it refers to reaching a deep interior place. Life itself is a pilgrimage, whether we crisscross the continents visiting great shrines and sacred places or never even cross a state line. We are all on a journey toward God. It is up to us to decide whether that journey will be about simply surviving the daily challenges or becoming a pilgrim on the road to union with our Creator. – Mary DeTurris Poust, Walking Together


Let our hands reach across any division to create a community of interdependence where all gifts and talents are honored. -Sister Dorothy Brogan, CBS

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