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Gina Ciliberto

Gina Ciliberto
Gina Ciliberto is the Digital Journalist for the Dominican Sisters of Hope. Learning about the sisters and sharing their stories continues to deepen Gina's conviction that the rich fabric of Catholicism is binding.
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12/23/17 11:18 PM

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The sale was a way to de-clutter, but it also had a spiritual aspect: the season of Advent is coming up, and we are especially mindful of Mary and Joseph having been told that there was no room in the inn. With that in our hearts,  we're donating all of the proceeds from our sale to help those displaced from their homes in...

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12/2/17 3:31 PM

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This Saturday, December 2nd, we hosted a large tag sale at The Mariandale Center. Our tables at Mariandale were covered: we had dishes, decorations, and knick-knacks for sale galore. Yet, in such a season of abundance, we yearn to simplify our lifestyles to better connect with those around us and God.

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11/22/17 6:59 PM

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It's no secret that many of us are fearing conversation this Thanksgiving. In a new NPR/PBS NewsHour poll, six in 10 Americans said they dread political talk at the Thanksgiving table. Four in 10 say Trump is the most likely spark for a dinner-time fight, six times the nearest rival, according to SurveyMonkey. 

 

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9/21/17 5:18 PM

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It feels like an International Day of Peace has never been more welcome. There's no shortage of bad news, devastation, and natural disasters in our world. And, while we have been fervently praying all along, we're taking this opportunity to direct our energy and prayers toward global peace. The truth is: we're yearning for...

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7/21/17 10:17 AM

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“Stop thinking about yourself and just observe. Allow yourself to feel at peace. Pay attention to your breathing. Start noticing things. Reflect on them.”

 

These instructions seem less like a prayer and more like a mantra. Yet, these are the keys to connecting with nature, at least according to master beekeeper and gardener...

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7/3/17 7:11 PM

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This Fourth of July, it's no secret that our nation and our world are fragmented. Yet, as we face a multitude of issues ranging from environmental harm to travel bans, July 4th is a time to also reflect on truth, nobility, justice, loveliness, purity, and excellence. After all, those elements do exist; they even stand as...

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The stories and thoughts we share here are to help bring wholeness, life, and joy to all areas of your life. Here, you’ll find everything from Gospel reflections to advice on how to better serve others, pray more deeply, make time for yourself, and care for our beautiful Earth. These are ideas for service, mindfulness, and spirituality that we love, and that we hope will help nourish you every day.


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