Moment for Reflection

Moment for Reflection

Mar 11th, 2016 | By
S Mary Pezold

By Sr. Mary Pezold, CCVI ’68 BA, Chair of the Ministry Council of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word The Jubilee Year of Mercy “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (Luke 6:36) On Nov. 29, 2015, when Pope Francis visited the Central African Republic, he broke with the centuries–old tradition, and

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Moment for Reflection

Nov 20th, 2015 | By
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The concept of wellness is based on the premise of obtaining a level of wholeness through several Dimensions of Wellness. Wellness is not solely based on our physical or emotional status, nor is it based on our condition of health. It is based on our individual ability to find wholeness in all the dimensions while

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Moment for Reflection

Nov 20th, 2015 | By
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By Dr. Bob Connelly, assistant to associate provost I continue to marvel at those first three Sisters who came to San Antonio in 1869, out of Christian service. What else must have characterized them: flexible, innovative, persistent, adventuresome, collaborating with the community, willing to take risks, and always listening to the Spirit. That’s how they

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Moment for Reflection

Jul 13th, 2015 | By
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By Sr. Joan I. Holden, CCVI, DMin As we travel through life, we occasionally encounter difficult people who, it seems, seek to hurt us and do us harm. Sometimes those hurts stay with us for a long, long time. What do we do with such deep and lasting hurts? Perhaps our first thought is to

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Moment for Reflection

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
O'Connor, Bernadette

By Dr. Bernadette E. O’Connor ’61 IWHS ’66 BA, professor emerita of philosophy As the good Valjean of “Les Misérables” lies dying, he sings the hauntingly sublime truth: “to love another person is to see the face of God.” As he expires, those present, joined by the whole company, reprise the anthem “Do You Hear

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Moment for Reflection

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
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By Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI Sr. Teresa Maya was officially installed as the new Congregational Coordinator of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word on July 13. The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word are called to make God’s love a real and tangible presence in the world. I often reflect on how

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Moment for Reflection

Mar 15th, 2014 | By
Peveto, John

By John Peveto, UIW Board of Trustees Every board of trustee meeting begins with a time of prayer and reflection. During this time we often give thanks for the three Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word who traveled from Lyon, France to San Antonio over 140 years ago. They came with a Mission to

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Moment for Reflection

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
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By Dr. Keith Tucker, director of counseling Reflecting on my years at the University of the Incarnate Word, I find a rather astounding experience. The impetus towards change with a parade of new programs, becoming a university, the creation of new schools, and the large influx of a culturally diverse student body has been unique.

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Moment for Reflection

Jul 15th, 2013 | By
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Marie Dubuis in the parish church in the
village of Coutouvre, France.

By Sr. Kathleen Coughlin, CCVI I recently had the privilege of making a pilgrimage to Lyon, France, the origins of our Congregation, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Our travels took us to the site of the original monastery where our Sisters received their preparation prior to their departure for Galveston and San

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Moment for Reflection

Mar 14th, 2013 | By

“Utility” – What’s That? By Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery, CCVI President Emerita Sr. Pierre Cinquin, one of the founders of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, often told the Sisters in the early days of the religious congregation, “In everything we do, the glory should be for God, the utility for others, and

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