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Reflection for Jan. 8, 2012

January 9-14 is National Vocation Awareness Week, which begins with the feast of the Baptism of Jesus.  This feast is the bridge between Christmas and Ordinary Time in the Church.  I always find... Read More

Reflection for Jan. 1, 2012

by Sister Agnes Fischer "Mary pondered all these things in her heart." (Luke 2:19) ... God had chosen her for His Mother. ... The Son of God had become human for love of us. ... The first to... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 25, 2011

I love receiving Christmas cards and seeing all the ways in which artists depict the manger scene.  My favorite card this year shows Mary holding the baby Jesus close to her heart, like a mother... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 18, 2011

Related article: Advent Minute by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich Were you ever given a gift but were told first to "Close your eyes and open your hands?" You probably did that, trusting the person... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 11, 2011

Related article: Advent Minute by Sister Carolyn Zahringer At this point, we have passed through half of our Advent journey to Christmas.  How has it unfolded? How are the changes in the mass... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 4, 2011

"The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God." (Mark 1:1) With these words, which are really a Resurrection statement, Mark summarizes the whole Gospel that he writes.  We know... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 27, 2011

In the Gospel for the first Sunday of Advent Jesus says, "Be watchful!  Be alert," " on the watch," "Watch, therefore..."  "…I say to all:  Watch!" What are the expectations that Jesus has for... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 20, 2011

Today's Solemnity of Christ the King ends the church year. How have we lived our moments, minutes, days, weeks and months? We look forward in hope to a new "beginning" with the approach... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 13, 2011

Today's Gospel story of the three servants and their talents has a tragic ending.  Instead of utilizing his one talent, the unfortunate servant buried it.  For this he was sentenced to darkness... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 6, 2011

Early one Sunday afternoon, as I was getting out of the pool at the "Y", I had an opportunity to chat briefly with the lifeguard.  He was a bit frustrated.  His shift was over and he was anxious... Read More