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Reflection for Dec. 15, 2019

Waiting with joy

Gaudete Sunday  invites us to proclaim as Isaiah does: They will meet with joy and gladness On this third Sunday of Advent, joy is the theme of today’s prayers and Scriptures. Traditionally called... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 8, 2019

A fresh perspective on the Immaculate Conception

What can we learn from Mary's parents, Anne and Joaquim? by Sister Agnes Fischer Because a Sunday of Advent takes precedence over a feast, the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated on Monday, Dec.... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 1, 2019

First Sunday of Advent: Awake and Alert for God

This season invites us to be joyfully aware of God's presence even when life is difficult by Sister Jane Riha The first Sunday of Advent falls on the first day of December and initiates the new... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 24, 2019

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Our King reigns over the universe and the cross by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich When thinking of Christ the King, most of us probably do not think of Jesus hanging on the cross. We might picture him... Read More

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