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Reflection of the week bank

December 31
Reflection December 31

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
Goethe

December 18, 2009
Reflection December 18, 2009

Love is what is in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.
unknown (attributed to a 7 year old boy named Bobby)

December 11, 2009
Reflection December 11, 2009

Hope… … is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson

December 4, 2009
Reflection December 4, 2009

Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.
Frederick Buechner

November 20, 2009
Reflection November 20, 2009

Our Calling The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.
Frederick Buechner

November 13, 2009
Reflection November 13, 2009

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carson

November 6, 2009
Reflection November 6, 2009

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Ambrose Redmoon

October 30, 2009
Reflection October 30, 2009

wisdom True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.
E.S. Bouton

October 23, 2009
Reflection October 23, 2009

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
James B. Conant

October 16, 2009
Reflection October 16, 2009

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
~ Kahlil Gibran

October 9, 2009
Reflection October 9, 2009

Thanksgiving Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
~ Ruth Ann Schabacker

October 2, 2009
Reflection October 2, 2009

I absolutely believe that every organization has a soul… It is that mysterious spirit that you feel but perhaps cannot measure. It is the light in the eyes of those who work there. It is the fire in the belly… It is knowing that together you are fulfilling a higher calling, helping creation come to fulfillment.
~ Ian Percy, Covenant Health Annual Community Meeting keynote speaker

September 25, 2009
Reflection September 25, 2009

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

September 18, 2009
Reflection September 18, 2009

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

September 11, 2009
Reflection September 11, 2009

The applause is a celebration not only of the actors but also of the audience. It constitutes a shared moment of delight.
John Charles Polanyi

September 4, 2009
Reflection September 4, 2009

Change always comes bearing gifts.
Price Pritchett

August 28, 2009
Reflection August 28, 2009

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
—Mary Pickford

August 21, 2009
Reflection August 21, 2009

Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

August 14, 2009
Reflection August 14, 2009

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
— Pericles

August 7, 2009
Reflection August 7,  2009

It takes a long time to become young.
- Pablo Picasso

July 31, 2009
Reflection July 31, 2009

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Maya Angelou

July 24, 2009
Reflection July 24, 2009

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

July 17, 2009
Reflection July 17, 2009

Peace begins with a smile
Mother Teresa

July 10, 2009
Reflection July 10, 2009

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
Henry David Thoreau

July 3, 2009
Reflection July 3, 2009

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need. The remainder is needed by others.
St. Augustine

June 26, 2009
Reflection June 26, 2009

Pleasures and sensations are like ripples on our surface; happiness and knowledge are like the undercurrents in our inner waters; joy and wisdom are sunken treasures at the very bottom.
Peter J Kreeft

June 19, 2009
Reflection June 19, 2009

The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.
Felix Adler

June 12, 2009
Reflection June 12, 2009

If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.
Rachel Carson

June 5, 2009
Reflection June 5, 2009

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.
Alex Noble

May 29, 2009
Reflection May 29, 2009

If you keep a green bough in your heart, surely the singing bird will come.
Chinese proverb

May 22, 2009
Reflection May 22, 2009

Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon won’t use the door, only the window.
~ Rumi (13th century)

May 15, 2009
Reflection May 15, 2009

what you give Certain actions free your heart of its maladies. The generosity of giving frees you from greed. The gift you can make of yourself each moment frees you from yourself. All that remains, my friend, is what you give.
~ Faouzi Skali

May 8, 2009
Reflection May 8, 2009

Mothers are there to grasp the inexplicable. We are there to light up the darkness. We are there to love without beginning or end.
Mariama Ba, Senegalese novelist

May 1, 2009
Reflection May 1, 2009

May your soul be happy; journey joyfully.
~ Rumi (13th century)

April 24, 2009
Reflection April 24, 2009

As a bee seeks nectar from all kinds of flowers, seek teachings everywhere.
Dzogchen Tantra

April 17, 2009
Reflection April 17, 2009

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

April 10, 2009
Reflection April 10, 2009

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”
John 11:25-26

April 3, 2009
Reflection April 3, 2009

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote down some blues.
Duke Ellington

March 27, 2009
Reflection March 27, 2009

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.
Mary C. Crowley

March 20, 2009
Reflection March 20, 2009

Believe in your heart that you are destined to do great things.
Joe Paterno

March 6, 2009
Reflection March 6, 2009

If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery

March 13, 2009
Reflection March 13, 2009

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Benjamin Disraeli

February 27, 2009
Reflection February 27, 2009

Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission—to be of service to them wherever they require it.
St. Francis of Assisi

February 20, 2009
Reflection February 20, 2009

Success is peace of mind, which is the direct result of knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
John Wooden

February 13, 2009
Reflection February 13, 2009

Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Brad Henry

February 6, 2009
Reflection February 6, 2009

Compassionate and healing God, help us to see Your face in the faces of our sisters and brothers who are sick or injured. Guide us to reach out to them with hearts of compassion and hands which serve their needs. Help us as caregivers to always turn to You as the Source of our own strength and compassion as we seek to serve the needs of those who are sick and vulnerable.
Sister Jane McConnnell, OSF, BCC

January 30, 2009
Reflection January 30, 2009

You are the light of the world A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others... Matthew 5


Covenant Health Missioning Celebration
Monday, February 9, 2009 4:30 pm
St. Joseph's Basilica Edmonton

January 23, 2009
Reflection January 23, 2009

The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.
Frederick Beuchner

January 16, 2008
Reflection January 16, 2008

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner

January 9, 2009
Reflection January 9, 2009

This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we go.
Pema Chodron

January 2, 2009
Reflection January 2, 2009

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin