Reflections on Spirituality

The reflections are based on homilies and presentations created by Sr. Anna and Fr. Peter, as well as reflections and poetry by others who are part of the web of Bethany Ministries.

Month - Year

Title Location/Celebration

October 25, 2020

The Glasses of the Gospel - the Our Father and the Beatitudes Safe Harbor, Middleburgh

July 26, 2020

Healing Racism and getting through the pandemic Timothy Murphy Park, Middleburgh, NY

December 15, 2019

The Gift of My Stroke Middleburgh, NY

July 20, 2018

50th Anniversary of Peter's profession of vows St. Mark's Lutheran Church

May 18, 2018

2018 Gospel Nonviolence, reflection on an ear & vow of nonviolence  

January 23, 2018

2017 Reflections on Christmas  

February 10, 2017

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth  

January 13, 2017

Vaclev Havel reflecting on HOPE  

October 8, 2016

Cursillo Meditation on the Person of Christ Dominican Center, Niscayuna, NY

February 9-10 2016 

Shrove Tuesday Reconciliation & Ash Wednesday Mass 2016 Our Lady of Fatima, Delanson NY 

November 2015

Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service St. Mark's Lutheran Church
August 2014 Reflections from retreat at The Prayer House by Peter  
Nov - Dec 2014 Advent Journey with Gall Stones  
January 9, 2015 A musical reflection and benediction at the swearing in of Assembly person Pete Lopez Schoharie County Courthouse
Jubilee Homily   Reflections on  anniversaries of Anna-50 & Peter-40  
Advent/Christmas 2013  My Journey with the Sacrament of Reconciliation   
Fair Trade Information Fair Trade Coffee & Fair Trade USA   
Thanksgiving 2013 Reflections on Thanksgiving Delanson, NY 
September 11, 2013 Reflections on September 11, 2001   
August 2011 Beards Hollow Church Ecumenical Vespers
January 2011 The Emmaus Journey of a Car  
4 reflections: The Advent Scriptures and the 12 Steps of Recovery
   Steps 1-3 Waiting for the Lord Advent 1st Sunday
   Steps 4-6 Prepare ye the way of the Lord Advent 2nd Sunday
   Steps 7-9 Rejoice in the Lord Advent 3rd Sunday
   Steps 10-12 Give the Lord to the World Advent 4th Sunday
Winter 2008 What is the Kingdom of God? [A Little Brother and the Gift of Hope] Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, 2008
Winter 2008 The Peacemaker as told by Barbara Chepaitisa
Fall 2008 Reflections on Peter's 40th Anniversary of Profession as a Franciscan Friar Feast of St Bonaventure, July 15, 2008
Summer, 2007 A corollary to Febuary's reflection: Father Peter's story and an update on the NYS human-trafficking law. Father Peter's Franciscan newsletter
Feb. 18, 2007 Amazing Grace: How the lives of John Newton and William Wilberforce provide hope for ending modern slavery. Middleburgh/Schoharie, NY
Jan. 14, 2007 Saying Yes to God: Reflections on the Miracle of Cana, Martin Luther King Jr., and our call to respond to God. Churchtown, NY
Jan. 18, 2004 Homily given January 18, 2004  
Dec. 2004 Reflections Advent and Christmas North Carolina
Dec. 2002 Advent and Christmas, St. Joseph's Parish Scholarie, NY