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Reflection for Sept. 1, 2019

Finding favor with God

Humility is an acknowledgement of who we are in relation to God by Sister Margaret Mary Halbach Sunday’s first reading from Sirach and Luke’s Gospel set the theme for this reflection.  A passage from... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 25, 2019

Giving everything for the narrow gate

Like an athlete, am I attentive to what's important, to what God is calling me? by Renae Bauer Communications Director In Sunday’s Gospel, when asked if only a few people will be saved, Jesus says,... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 18, 2019

The cost and reward of discipleship

Following Jesus is a gift but it doesn't preclude us from suffering by Sister Laura Zelten Scriptural images of Jesus are often pleasant, kind and gentle: the Good Shepherd, the healer and the... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 11, 2019

Faith helps us weather life's storms

Tragedy touches every life; these are the times to trust God the most by Sister Elise Cholewinski Within the last three weeks my family experienced a tragic loss. My niece, Mary, had a heart attack... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 4, 2019

What from Sunday's readings speak to your heart?

Sister Carolyn Zahringer finds five that speak of our Jubilarians' lives by Sister Carolyn Zahringer Lectio Divina (Latin for "divine reading") invites us to approach Scripture by keying into a word,... Read More

Reflection for July 28, 2019

The Lord's Prayer and the late-night visitor

We are called to persist in growing in God just as God persists in calling us How loving and merciful is God? All three readings for Sunday give examples but let’s focus on the Gospel. After teaching... Read More

Reflection for July 21, 2019

Hospitality: to be present, fully and joyfully

Sunday's readings emphasize the blessings of being present to others Read More

Reflection for July 14, 2019

Seeing and responding

The parable of the Good Samaritan illustrates that love supersedes all by Sister Rose Jochmann Sunday's Gospel reading is the familiar parable of the Good Samaritan.  A scholar of the law asked... Read More

Reflection for July 7, 2019

Independence Day, freedom and peace

Authentic peace flows from our relationship with one source by Sister Charlene Hockers We just celebrated Independence Day -– a day in which we remember how the gift of freedom was given to our... Read More

Reflection for June 30, 2019

Deeper, richer -- and more challenging

Choosing Jesus as the center of one's life is a radical 'yes' “Follow me,” says Jesus in Sunday’s Gospel. Following Jesus is deeper, richer and more challenging than the two words might indicate.... Read More