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Legacy to My Children, Grandchildren, All God's Children
by Jackie St. Hilaire


The purpose of these pages is to share with you my thoughts, feelings, beliefs, my ideas, my life. This is only a small part of who I am because you know yourself through other persons, the people you live with, work with, dialogue with, re-create with; God, parents, spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, brothers, sisters, family, friends, strangers. The people that I am interconnected with play a major role in my life. The person that I am becoming is who will transcend to the next life.

You have heard the saying: "No man is an island". Thomas Merton sees a life of prayer in this way, we are all joined together, you can't save yourself by yourself, you need a community. Jesus says: "Where two or more are gathered, I am with you". Jesus formed His community of disciples and gave us His spirit and challenged us to "love one another as He loves us".

We are all on this journey together, we need to be interdependent with one another. We live in a global village. We need community to see where we are and where we are going, to join together to CO-create with God a place to live in peace and harmony and build a better world in the next millennium, of peace and justice for all people.

I believe this can only happen one person at a time but in unity of purpose and belief. The "road less traveled" is a narrow road, "follow your bliss" as Joseph Campbell was so fond of saying, these are a few good concepts to live by, The Dalai Lama whose whole life is a witness to love and compassion as was Gandhi and Mother Theresa. These people one at a time made a difference. So many were liberated by their acts of love. In listening to our inner voice and to one another, we realize that we are all called to be modern day prophets, wherever we are, young and old, whatever situation we find ourselves in, we can find the courage to be caring, to listen and to act with love and compassion, first to ourselves and than by reaching out to one another.

Please join me and let us dialogue together as we continue on life's journey. " I am a small voice in a loud world".


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Dick & Jackie St. Hilaire

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main." John Donne


Christ is Counting on You
by Jackie St. Hilaire

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