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Reflection for Nov. 17, 2019

Revere, not fear

Readings are to inspire awe in us and to remind us Who is the creator of the universe by Renae Bauer Does God really want us to fear Him? Sunday’s readings are filled with alarming words but let’s... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 10, 2019

In our thoughts, in our words, in our deeds

Before hearing the Gospel, one little gesture can make a big difference Sister Carolyn Zahringer We are beginning our preparations for the end of another liturgical year. We have journeyed all year... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 3, 2019

Life-changing encounter

When have you had a "Zacchaeus" moment? by Sister Madonna Swintkoske In Sunday’s reading we hear the story of Jesus’ encounter with Zacchaeus. It says, “Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass... Read More

Reflection for Oct. 27, 2019

How to Prayer 101

An attitude of receptivity is the first step by Renae Bauer What does Jesus want us to know about prayer? In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector praying in... Read More

Reflection for Oct. 20, 2019

Persistent in prayer

Could it be that God persists, too, until we are open to God's plan? by Sister Elise Cholewinski It has been five years since I lost my brother Dan. He had been in failing health for eight months and... Read More

Reflection for Oct. 13, 2019

Realizing he had been healed

Both the ordinary and extraordinary are worthy of giving thanks to God Sister Mary Kabat This Sunday we continue Ordinary Time in the Church Year. I know it refers to “ordinal” numbers – one, two,... Read More

Reflection for Oct. 6, 2019

Bearing our hardships

Faith does not exempt us from tough times but rather buoys us by Sister Francis Bangert "How long, O Lord? I cry for help but you do not listen! I cry out to you ’Violence’ but you do not intervene.... Read More

Reflection for Sept. 29, 2019

What we do matters

How will you be the face of Christ today? by Renae Bauer The rich man wore fine fabrics and ate without concern for impoverished Lazarus who, as Sunday’s Gospel says, “would gladly have eaten his... Read More

Reflection for Sept. 22, 2019

Balancing the inequities

Prudent action in this world sets the stage for the next by Sister Sally Ann Brickner Sacred Scripture for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time conveys a strong message about God’s judgment on those who... Read More

Reflection for Sept. 15, 2019

How great is God's mercy?

To plumb the depths is an eye- and heart-opening experience by Sister Ann Rehrauer Today’s readings call us to reflect about evil, sin, and weakness -- but always in the context of the great mercy... Read More