The Anawim Community

 

2013 Reflections


Baptism of Jesus

 

This is my beloved Son, listen to him.

 

As we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus and bring closure to the Christmas Season it provides the opportunity to reflect upon our own baptism. Read More ...
 



White Coat Reflections
by Sr. Karen Willenbring MD
December, 2013

We are approaching the 3rd Sunday of Advent called “Gaudate Sunday”, which means “Rejoice!”. I was reflecting on what it means to truly “rejoice” and it brought me to a recent experience at the free clinic. The other day I had a very enjoyable encounter with a patient -
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From the Desk of Sr. Ruth Ann
November, 2013

 

Recently I was sharing with someone about The Year of Faith Pilgrimage to Italy that I had the privileged opportunity of making with the Diocese of Erie this past September. I was slightly taken back when the person asked, "What is a Pilgrimage?”. Read More ...

 


White Coat Reflections
November, 2013
 

Healthcare in the United States is currently an area of much turmoil and discussion. Ministering to the low income uninsured through the Anawim Community’s Susquehanna Rural Free Clinic, Inc. has put us in direct experience of this turmoil. Read More ...
 


October Reflection

October, 2013

 

How many times have you said to yourself or you have heard someone say “I just want to do God’s will.” or “I want to be holy.” or “How do I know what God wants me to do?” Read More ...

 


August, 2013

 

We heard in the Gospel this past Sunday, August 18th that Jesus says "I have come to set a fire upon the earth." As I prayed with this passage it took me to a poem written by Robert Priest. Read More ...

 


 

From the Desk of Sr. Ruth Ann

Who is My Neighbor?

July, 2013

 

Sunday's gospel from Luke for July 14th poses the question of how we are to inherit eternal life.
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White Coat Reflections
July, 2013

On Sunday, July 7th, we hear in the Gospel that Jesus sends out his disciples two by two into the surrounding towns he plans to visit. They are to enter the towns, stay in one place, heal and drive out demons and proclaim that the Kingdom of God is at hand. Read More ...
 


On the Road with Sr. Suzanne
June, 2013

Each summer, since 1977, Young People Who Care has provided youth from across this country the opportunity to be of service to the people of Clearfield and surrounding counties. The theme of the one week program is "Open the Door to Faith."

There are many ways to open the Door to Faith; I propose four for your reflection:
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One of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit is JOY.
What gives you JOY?
May, 2013

When we speak of JOY it is not that high so called “happy” or “ecstatic” experience. JOY is more of abiding inner awareness that all will be well. Read More ...
 


From the Desk of Sr. Ruth Ann
May, 2013

 

"O God, who restore us to eternal life in the Resurrection of Christ, grant your people constancy in faith and hope, that we may never doubt the promises of which we have learned from you. Read More ...

 


White Coat Reflections
May, 2013

"You can be a Sister and a Doctor, one is your vocation and the other is your ministry as you live out your vocation." Read More ...

 


One the Road with Sr. Suzanne
April, 2013

Over the past several months I have been traveling the many roads of Clearfield County in ministry as well as praying with Matthew 25. Read More ...
 


Easter Reflection
Easter, 2013

Do this in remembrance of me! The Church (people of God) sings Alleluia, Alleluia, Jesus Christ is Risen! He is alive! Read More ...
 


From the Desk of Sr. Ruth Ann
March, 2013

 

It hardly seems possible that we are on the edge of the Triduum. These five weeks of Lent have quickly sped by and my hopes and dreams of growing closer in my relationship with Jesus our savior is daunting.
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White Coat Reflections
March, 2013

I recently had the opportunity to make my annual eight day silent retreat. I love making my retreat during March, which usually falls during Lent, giving me the chance to really spend some quality time reflecting upon my life with God and deepening that relationship. Read More ...

 


On the Road with Sr. Suzanne
February, 2013

Recently I had the opportunity of being with a group of adults. I invited them to ponder Matt. 25:35, they in turn gave me some thoughts to ponder. Read More ...


Lenten Journey
February, 2013

We have already finished two weeks of Lent. Ashes are gone and for some so are the Lenten commitments. What to do? Read More ...


From the desk of Sr. Ruth Ann
Journeying Through Lent

 

As we enter into the solemn season of Lent we are reminded of Jesus' immeasurable love for us in His totally giving His life for our salvation in obedience to the Father. Read More ...
 


White Coat Reflections

 

The nurse that works with me at the free clinic on Fridays also happens to be a full-time professor at one of the local universities where she teaches nursing students who do their clinical training at our local hospital.
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Here is a question to ponder.....
Do I Live What I Believe or Do I Believe What I Live?

It is very easy to become so overwhelmed by what society advertises. As time goes along one could wake up to the fact that they have watered down their beliefs, values and standards of what is right and in line with the Gospel values. What a wake up call!!! Read More ...
 


On the Road with Sr. Suzanne

Our faith calls us to love our neighbor. That’s spelled out very clearly in the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy as well as in scripture. Read More ...
 


Be Present to the Divine Presence

a quote taken from "The Path of Centering Prayer" by David Frenette

God is beyond our interior worlds and our psychological experiences, yet our interior worlds and psychological experiences are in God. Read More ...

 


In a recent letter from one of our donors we received much encouragement. This couple has known us for more than 20 years – Read More ...

 

 

 


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