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Holy Week Reflection Series

Palm Sunday: 'Love is not loved' shouted St. Francis

As Jesus - Love Incarnate - enters Jerusalem with which bystander do we identify?  by Sister Elise Cholewinski There was an occasion when St. Francis of Assisi moved through his town weeping and... Read More

Reflection for April 5, 2020

A different kind of Holy Week

Jesus' example of mercy over suffering is helpful with today's  hardships by Sister Jane Riha Holy Week begins on Sunday with the journey into Jerusalem that will ultimately culminate on Calvary. The... Read More

Reflection for March 29, 2020

Again and again and again

Jesus never gives up in His pursuit of us  by Renae Bauer “Lazarus, come out!” ~ John 11:43 Jesus goes to great lengths in Sunday’s Gospel to teach his disciples in Jerusalem and Bethany that He is... Read More

Reflection for March 22, 2020

Chosen for this moment

Just as Samuel chose the unlikely David, we have been chosen to  show God's hope and generosity by Sister Ann Rehrauer As I reflected on this Sunday’s Scriptures, one of retired Bishop Robert Banks’... Read More

Reflection for March 15, 2020

Sunday's psalm resonates throughout our history

Our heart for those in need  began 152 years ago and continues today by Sister Francis Bangert On the third Sunday in Lent, the psalm refrain, “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts,”... Read More

Reflection for March 8, 2020

Habits worth giving up

Substitute thoughts, words and actions with those that align with Jesus’  By Sister Geraldine Krautkramer What comes to mind when you read or hear of Lent? This is an annual call for us to reflect on... Read More

Reflection for March 1, 2020

Sin and redemption

Sundays readings remind us of who formed us, who loves us and who makes us whole   by Sister  Mary Kabat Today the holy season of Lent begins! What are you thinking: Already! Don’t have time for... Read More

Reflection for Feb. 23, 2020

Going deeper

Sunday's readings challenge us to go the extra mile by Renae Bauer In writing about grace, Don Schwager states: “What makes Christianity distinct from any other religion? It is grace -- treating... Read More

Reflection for Feb. 16, 2020

God's law flows from love and holiness

Grace and freedom are found in fulfilling God's law Sister Agnes Fischer Just after a beautiful lesson on the beatitudes, Jesus talks about the law, about anger, about lawsuits, about adultery and... Read More

Reflection for Feb. 9, 2020

Salt of the earth …. light of the world

As agents for the Gospel we comfort and love wherever we are by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich What would we do without salt? Even in the time of Jesus, salt was important. It was used to preserve meat... Read More