Care & Reflections

The Women’s Table thrives on connection. In these days of COVID-19 and social distancing, we commit ourselves to support care and compassion in new and creative ways. Stay tuned to regular posts entitled “Care and reflection from The Women’s Table.”

Know that we’re stronger together, even while apart!

Remembering all those we’ve lost, all those who have fought for our freedom,
and remembering each of you. Read more . . .

To awaken – To know ultimate reality, to experience communion within the divine moments in nature. Read More . . .

When SPRING comes to the woods it comes slowly. It doesn’t hurry.
Bits of AUTUMN and WINTER linger in the forest even as tiny fragments
of SPRING begin to appear. Read more . . .

“I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation . . .” Read more . . .

I call your name of Light and my spirit becomes bright. I cry your name of Mercy and my body becomes warm, I speak you name of Mystery Almighty and my spirit becomes strong. Read More . . .

“I don’t know Who—or what—put the question, I don’t know when it was put. I don’t even remember answering. . .”Read More . . .

“The bud stands for all things, even for those things that don’t flower. . . ” Read more . . .

This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days. . .Read more . . .

“I am with you on the journey, and I will never leave you. I am with you on the journey, always with you. Kathy Sherman, CSJ. Read more . . .

“There are times when living and loving the questions is the authentic response to life’s mysteries.” -David Rensberger. Read more . . .

At the start of a new week, we humbly share a lovely prayer with you. Read more. . .

It’s Friday, and we anticipate the weekend. Days tend to blur during this time of isolation, but God remains sure, by our side at all times. Savor this, and allow God to walk with you, every moment of every day! Read more . . .

May you enjoy today’s bright sunshine and crisp air! We are grateful to be part of this community! Read more . . .

Happy Patriots Day, Marathon Monday and welcome to a new week! Below is a simple reflection, thanks to Teresa of Avila, who lived from 1515-1582.
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O Great Love, thank you for living and loving in us and through us. May all that we do flow from our deep connection with you and all beings. Help us become a community that vulnerably shares each other’s burden and the weight of glory. Listen to our hearts’ longings for the healing of our world. Read more . . .

May your God be someone you can lean on in your weak and painful moments. May you know God as your rock, your shelter, your strength, your wing of comfort and support. (Ps 94: 18) Read more . . .

May you awake each morning with thank you on our lips and in your heart, recognizing that all is gift, that all is blessing. (Ps 138: 1) Read more . . .

As we move into the Easter Triduum, we at The Women’s Table send our heartfelt love and greetings! Below is a brief reflection we hope you’ll enjoy. Read more . . .

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino. Read more . . .

Richard Rohr, OSB offers meaningful reflections helpful for our daily lives. The following is a summary of a practice described by a Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Pema Chodron, for “growing loving kindness” or maitri. We invite you to set aside some time for quiet, and go through these simple steps with intention and openness. Read more . . .

The following reflection comes to you from Mary Lou Von Euw, Advisory Committee member of The Women’s Table. She rediscovered it in a prayer book entitled, “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. Read more . . .

“There is a deep hunger in our soul. It cannot, will not be quieted. It is time for us to slow down, to let go, to find quiet, silent places and to listen to the whispers.
They will not go away – for God does not.” Read more . . .

As Brother Richard Hendrick, OFM CAP, an Irish Capuchin friar,
notes in an excerpt from his lovely poem entitled, “Lockdown” Read more . . .

Today’s reading for the Feast of the Annunciation seemed particularly fitting and reassuring, “Do not be afraid! And Luke concludes with “nothing is impossible with God!” How we need to remember that in these uncertain times! Read more . . .

In these days of self-quarantine and coronavirus concern, The Women’s Table extends loving care to each of you. We plan to share prayers,
reflections and songs on a regular basis as a way of connecting with you,
especially since we’re limited from gathering in person.
We extend these thoughts “that ALL may be one!”
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