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Fr. Mark Suslenko is Pastor of the Community of Ss. Isidore and Maria in Glastonbury, CT.

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for September 18, 2020: Maturity vs Immaturity

Father Mark talks about maturity and immaturity in both adults and children, with 1 Corinthians 13:11-12, as a starting point. "When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known."

By |2020-09-18T18:34:21-04:00September 18th, 2020|Fr. Mark's Reflections|0 Comments

Roads Less Traveled

Humility and the desire to learn and grow are important virtues and qualities to possess.  Having a true sense of my brokenness and incompleteness is essential for developing and maintaining healthy, challenging and stimulating relationships.  Jesus is all about relationships.  After all, justice in the biblical sense is about restoring relationships to their proper order.  It’s a priority to do all in our power to restore balance and bring reconciliation to places of discord.  These are all worthy ideals to pursue.  They also sound great on paper but are extremely difficult to achieve. Conflict is unavoidable.Weakness and sin will [...]

By |2020-09-03T18:56:18-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Fr. Mark's Reflections|0 Comments

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for August 28, 2020

Father Mark reads, “The Gifts of the Enemy,” by Trudy Ludwig. It recounts the story of Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener, and the mysterious woman who gave him hope during some of his darkest days. Author Trudy Ludwig’s skillful writing provides historic perspective without overwhelming or frightening readers or listeners.

By |2020-08-28T15:57:06-04:00August 28th, 2020|Fr. Mark's Reflections|0 Comments

What Really Matters?

Our current journey through this pandemic forces each of us to stop and consider what is really important.  Our lives have been turned upside down and we have been asked to change how we approach even our most routine of tasks.  Shopping in a grocery store, visiting a loved one in a nursing home, going to work or school and countless other everyday givens now have to be thought about and negotiated in ways unfamiliar to us.  For the last several months we awake each day and do what needs to be done, continue to isolate ourselves from others [...]

By |2020-08-20T15:22:07-04:00July 21st, 2020|Fr. Mark's Reflections|0 Comments
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