Skip Navigation


December 2022 Issue of Reflections & Connections

December 01, 2022
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes

Cover of Reflections and Connections

The December 2022 issue of Reflections & Connections is now available online for your viewing.

This letter appears in the December Issue of Reflections and Connections

Dear Friends,

Advent, Christmas, and other holy days gracing this time, celebrate the paradoxes of our lives: the already and the not yet, darkness longing for light and light for darkness that gives it meaning, presence and absence, the joy and melancholy of our daily existence.  One thing is for sure—we do not have to ask Holy Mystery to come.  God is already here. We must ask for the grace of deepening awareness of the beauty and truth of God’s incarnation among us in so many wondrous ways.

Divine Love is manifest in the commitment of our newest associates, in the visionary dedication of our Chapter 2022 Statement, in the openness and availability of our sisters to praying with you during Advent, even in the tiny, rare Rusty Patched Bumble Bee found on our property! This season speaks of God’s ongoing incarnation in our cosmos and our humble place in the midst of it all.

The challenge is how to respond as CSA in this world of paradoxes: terror and courage, division and collaboration, violence and peace, greed and generosity. We will respond with contemplative, compassionate, courageous, and caring hearts.  We will make the path by walking it and we will “get there.” * 

Sisters Peg Spindler, Sharon Pollnow, Lael Niblick, and Madeline Gianforte
CSA’s General Council, 2022-2026

L to R: Sisters Sharon Pollnow, General Superior; Lael Niblick, General Councilor; Madeline Gianforte, General Councilor; and Peg Spindler, General Vicar


*We are going, heaven knows where we are going, but we know we will get there.
We are going, heaven knows how we will get there, but we know we will.

Lyrics from Woyaya (We are Going) by Osibisa, sung by Wiyaala. Used at closing of CSA Chapter 2022.

Read the full issue of Reflections & Connections here.

Subscribe to Reflections & Connections here.

Invitation Only