Please pray for…

The following intentions are brought to your prayerful attention:
 
1- Michael Farrelly – rest in God’s peace
2- Jim Gallagher – repose of soul
 
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May there souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
 
 
 
3- Kelly K. – diagnosed with breast cancer and needs prayers to help discern the right direction to attack the disease
4- John Klein III – special healing, strength  and graces for him and his family as he battles cancer
5- Marilyn – asking the Lord for strength to battle her cancer
6- Keith F. – testicular choriocarcinoma
7- Judy M. – in thanksgiving, tests results negative
8- KK, young mother of three – stage 2 breast cancer, decision for removal or alternate treatment and full healing
9- Anna Katherine, 25 yrs. old – recovering from open heart surgery and struggling with the pain
10- Angela Marchitto – heart attack, critical condition
11- Corey and Liz – come Holy Spirit
 
And Until Further Notice:
~ C.T. – continued recovery
~ Bill S. – very special intentions
~ Dennis S. – for safe and successful treatment of new growth
~ Kevin Wallin – peace in troubled times
~ Diane Difulvio – MS, special healing
~ Phil O’Hara – multiple diseases
~ Anne Anderson – having problems post lung transplant
~ Msgr. Tom Hartman – Parkinson’s
~ Jennifer B. – bile duct cancer
~ LC and CC – special intentions
~ C.S. – employment
~ Michael F. – continued recovery from brain tumor treatments
~ Kathy B. – battling stomach cancer
~ Davein – childhood leukemia
~ Carol J. – special healing
~ Kelly B. – continued recovery from brain tumor treatments
~ TJD – special intentions
~ Mike Maggiore – continued recovery
~ Matthew – special intention
~ Thomas – special healing
~ Paul Cross – Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
~ John T. Dillon – special healing
~ Our troops, here and abroad – keep them out of harms way
~ L.A.W. – heart issues
~ Joe C. – ALS
~ Joseph LaRose – entering hospice care
~ Peggy H – Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (B cell)
~ MBM – breast cancer
~ Dana Marella – special intention
~ Phil L. – healing and peace
~ Jim Scott – esophageal cancer
~ Karen D. – healing from breast cancer
~ Chuck Dee – special healing from bladder cancer
~ Anne S. – special healing
~ John D. – employment
~ Peggy H. -  Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma  (B-cell)    
~ DBD – special intention
~ Carol N. – rheumatoid arthritis
~ Anthony P. – mental health issues, and his family as they help him cope
~ M.G. and H.G. – special intentions
~ David B. – continued strength and courage battling brain cancer
~ Gloria D. – re-occurrence of cancer has spread throughout her body
~ JB and RB – special intentions
~ Catherine Doherty – stroke
~ A.P. – special intentions
~ John McC – pancreatic cancer
~ Claude T. – special healing
~ DP – special intention
~ PM – special healing
~ JG – continued recovery
~ LH – ALS
~ M.T. – in recovery
~ Halia M. – 10 years old, suffering from Guillaume-Barre syndrome paralysis. Please pray for her full recovery
~ Brian Pearlman – cancer
~ Carol – aggressive chemo & radiation
~ Brittany – safe pregnancy
~ Cindy McCaffrey – in a serious biking accident and is now in an induced coma
 
Make us worthy, Lord, to serve our fellow men and women throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them, through our hands, this day their daily bread and by our understanding love, give peace and joy.  Amen      Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J.
 
6/12/13

Honesty

We can say of most of the people we know that they are honest. Depending upon the context, we expect that those we trust will say what they mean and will act justly. We value honesty in others. How important is honesty as a quality in our own lives, in its various meanings and levels?

We are familiar with one basic meaning of honesty: that of not lying or cheating, whether on taxes or on tests, in speaking or in text communications. We might be especially solicitous about honesty in financial matters as one level of honesty, but less so when telling stories about some of our experiences. Honesty has more than one narrow meaning, and is not, in our experience, an absolute. To deliberately fail in honesty is to be dishonest. But honesty is sometimes our primary focus and guide, and at other times not, as when love for another requires keeping silence rather than “being honest” in an uncaring fundamentalist manner.

No matter how much we value honesty, we do not share equally with everyone all of our internal matters of mind and heart. When we are honest with others about some of our thoughts and feelings, opinions, judgments and decisions, we choose carefully what we share with whom. Though we learn to deeply trust some people, God is usually the only one with whom we can become completely honest about our innermost thoughts and feelings, our desires and doubts, our beliefs, hopes and loves.

Complete honesty with God might seem quite reasonable, because God knows everything anyway. But most of us have to negotiate honesty with God as carefully as we do with others, because trusting is not automatic, and is not primarily a result of logical reasoning. No matter how much we trust, we take a risk whenever we freely open ourselves to anyone, even to God. We do not know what the consequences will be within ourselves once we freely bring into a relationship some of our innermost thoughts or feelings, decisions or impulses, fantasies or judgments.

Although being honest entails some risk, our growth as a person requires honesty as much as plants require water. When we are honest with ourselves, we gain self-respect and confidence; when we are honest with others, relationships of mutual respect and love become possible. When we choose to share appropriate personal beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and aspirations with God or with others, two things happen simultaneously: we become more deeply aware of those particular aspects of ourselves, and we give to those with whom we share, the gift of knowing us as we are. Even though God knows us entirely, and others might know us quite well, when we consciously open ourselves to them, we offer a priceless and unique free gift, one that cannot be coerced.

Fear of being misunderstood or misjudged, or of not having our truth accepted, presents an obstacle to any real relationship. But only in and with honesty can we relate positively with a friend, counselor, family member or God. We can overcome our fears when we focus not only on what we hope to achieve, such as closeness, acceptance or love, but on the movement in our spirit that lets us know – beyond mere reasons – when this is an occasion when we need to open ourselves. With the support of such God-given mini-inspirations, we are able to move through fear to occasions of letting ourselves be known.

Honesty is not entirely something we do, or even who we are, but an ongoing experience of God watering our spirit that we might grow.

Father Randy Roche, SJ, Director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality, has an M.A. in Theology from Santa Clara University, and an M.S. in Counseling from San Diego State. He has served as LMU Director of Campus Ministry, Rector of the Jesuit Community at Jesuit High School in Sacramento, Director of Studies and Spiritual Director at the Jesuit Novitiate, and as Pastor, Superior, and Director of Diocesan Campus Ministry at the Newman Center in Honolulu.         

Throughout his years of ministry, he has continuously deepened his own experience of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, while also acting as a guide in the Exercises for lay people and religious. Not surprisingly, his specialty is Ignatian spirituality as a tool for discernment in decision-making.

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Govanstowne Farmers’ Market

Loyola’s Public Safety and Motor Pool Parking Lot (5104 York Road)
June 5, 2013 – September 11, 2013 | 3pm-7pm

Founded in 2011, the Govanstowne Farmers’ Market, sponsored by Loyola University Maryland, the York Road Partnership, and the Govanstowne Business Association, seeks to provide the York Road community of north Baltimore City with produce that is affordable, fresh, and local.  

In the 2012 season, our vendors sold over $4,000 in fruits and vegetables by accepting federal, state, and local benefits.  Due to this success, Govanstowne Farmers Market was chosen by the United Way as a pilot program researching food access in low income areas.  If you would like more information about this program, please contact Brett Kirkpatrick at bwkirkpatrick@loyola.edu

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