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Elaine Prevallet SL

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Reflection on the Sixth Sunday of Easter

By Elaine Prevallet SL / May 17, 2020 /

John 14:15-21 Today’s Gospel takes us right into the heart, the human heart, and the core, the center of Jesus’ message. Jesus is preparing his disciples for his departure, and he’s trying to explain to them what it will mean for them. He’s trying to tell them that he will be with them even though…

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Reflection on Easter Sunday

By Elaine Prevallet SL / April 12, 2020 /
Sunlight shines through the window in the Motherhouse Church

We gather this morning to celebrate                           The Gift of Resurrection The world is charged with the grandeur of God. … And for all this, nature is never spent;             There lives the dearest freshness deep down things; And though the last lights off the black West went             Oh, morning, at the brown brink…

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Reflection: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Elaine Prevallet SL / February 9, 2020 /
Banner designed by Robert Strobridge with starburst and phrase "Be Light Into Darkness."

In today’s readings, words of our Scriptures allow us to focus on two images, one from the prophet Isaiah, and, centuries later, the other from Jesus. Light and salt. It’s striking that the images appear together in the readings today, and I can’t think of any two words that could strike as close to our…

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Reflection: Second Sunday of Advent

By Elaine Prevallet SL / December 8, 2019 /

   Today’s readings are a beautiful, powerful, appropriate challenge to begin our  Advent season. Today we hear promise of a Savior – one who embodies a Spirit of wisdom and justice. We’re challenged to recognize an extraordinary opportunity for making peace – a wolf and a lamb, a cow and a bear can be companions…

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Getting to Know Jane Wilson, 25 Years a Co-member

By Elaine Prevallet SL / October 1, 2019 /

 I met Jane Wilson in the 70s when I went to live in community and teach at Pendle Hill, a Quaker adult learning/living community in Pennsylvania. I taught (actually shared learning) a class in the Gospels, about 15-20 adults, all active learners — a welcome experience! Jane Wilson quietly impressed me as a person of…

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