Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI

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Reflection for Sept. 24, 2023

'Are you envious because I am generous?'

Sunday's Scripture selection remind us that our ways aren't God's ways  by Sister Rose Jochmann I find this line for Sunday's First Reading from the prophet Isaiah very consoling: "Seek the Lord... Read More

Reflection for Sept. 17, 2023

Physical and spiritual wounds

St. Francis' stigmata can teach us how to  live with and raise up our own hurts  by Sister Elise Cholewinski As we celebrate the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Franciscans are also celebrating... Read More

Reflection for Sept. 10, 2023

A guide to living

Jesus, St. Francis of Assisi  and Dorothy Day remind us to love one another by Sister Laura Zelten The Scriptures for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time are about how to live in this world.  They... Read More

Reflection for Sept. 3, 2023

For the love of Mother Earth

What can we deny ourselves  to help heal our planet? by Sister Sally Ann Brickner The Season of Creation (Sept. 1 to Oct. 4) is the window through which we view this Sunday’s readings from Sacred... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 27, 2023

Keys to heaven, rock of foundation

Peter's proclamation  lives in us today by Renae Bauer Like a good teacher, Jesus doesn’t simply tell the disciples who He is; rather, He poses a question that challenges them to think about it. As... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 20, 2023

'There is room for everybody in the church'

God's universal and unconditional love extends through us to people who are   marginalized By Sister Jane Riha The call of the readings for this Sunday is clearly inclusivity of all peoples.   Jesus... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 13, 2023

The perfect physician

Jesus wants to heal and strengthen us by Sister Agnes Fischer Have no fear; I am here! (Mt 14: 27) Jesus, in the sacrament of the Anointing, does not come to announce that our death is imminent nor... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 6, 2023

A glimpse of glory

We, like the three apostles, can experience  God's beauty by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich In our Gospel for the Feast of the Transfiguration, Peter, James and John journey with Jesus up a high... Read More

Reflection for July 30, 2023

10 minutes of listening

Time each day with God is a wise choice by Sister Francis Bangert A few weeks ago I was blessed to make a silent preached retreat for Women and Women Religious. The theme was “Time for Peace in the... Read More

Reflection for July 23, 2023

Leading a Eucharistic life

God's mystery and mercy unfold as we   spend time in contemplation  by Sister Carolyn Zahringer The Scriptures always invite us to read, to reflect, and to respond. The opening line for Sunday's... Read More