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

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Reflection for Feb. 3, 2019

Recently I enjoyed the newly released Disney movie “Mary Poppins Returns”. For two hours of musical magic, viewers like myself were enchanted by looking at life’s losses, challenges, fears through a... Read More

Reflection for Jan. 27, 2019

Day marking consecrated life is a celebration for all of us

In many respects, Anna models consecrated life: There are many ways each of us can celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life whether ordained, consecrated or lay: We enjoy your comments! Share your... Read More

Reflection for Jan. 20, 2019

Mike was a quiet fifth-grade boy who had difficulty with reading and writing. As the time for him to give his report in language class was approaching, I was feeling rather nervous for him, knowing... Read More

Reflection for Jan. 13, 2019

"You are my beloved Son." On the day Jesus was baptized, the heavens opened and a voice proclaimed: “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” (Luke 3:22) On the day of our baptism we... Read More

Reflection for Jan. 6, 2019

The Gospel for today’s feast of the Epiphany is a very familiar one. Most manger scenes include figures of the three Wisemen ... maybe even a camel or two with them.  The three travelers risked their... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 30, 2018

Wisdom revealed

The Gospel implies that Jesus was not born with all the answers, that God revealed wisdom over time. This is comforting especially in times when we feel a spiritual “dryness” or don’t understand the... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 23, 2018

The Gospel for today is one of my favorites, the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth.  I offer a beautiful poem for your reflection. Two women meet, cousins yet more than kin— bound now to one another ... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 16, 2018

Gaudete Sunday! On this Third Sunday of Advent we are encouraged to “shout for joy”, “be glad”, “exult with all” our hearts, “fear not”, “rejoice”, “share”. With all that is going on in our fragile... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 9, 2018

In this Second Sunday of Advent, we hear the Prophet Baruch calling Jerusalem to put on the splendor of God’s glory and cast aside all their misery.  We also hear John the Baptist inviting the people... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 2, 2018

During Advent, the first season of the liturgical year, we wait in hope for God to transform our hearts and minds that we may be ready to recognize and receive “the Lord our justice.” What might... Read More