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

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Reflection for Sept. 2, 2012

Laboring from the inside out

We hear in the Gospel that Jesus is having quite a day of labor! The Pharisees are questioning Jesus about his disciples who are not exactly observing the traditions of the elders. Jesus is... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 26, 2012

Each day is an opportunity to choose discipleship

When I was a child I remember the times when my dad would have a "surprise" in one of his hands.  He'd hold both hands, closed, in front of himself and say, "Pick a hand."  If I was lucky, I'd... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 19, 2012

The Real Presence of Jesus in Eucharist is source of faith

In our parish we have a summer school program for our high school students.  Recently I finished teaching a course on world religions.  The question I kept asking the students as we completed our... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 12, 2012

Feast of St. Clare is dear to our communityof Sisters

The Feast of St. Clare has typically been the special day on which most of our Community members have professed their religious vows.  On or near this date every year, we gather to celebrate with... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 5, 2012

Both Word and Eucharist are food for the journey

We've all heard the saying "We are what we eat."  We partake of Jesus' gift of himself in the Eucharist through the Liturgy of the WORD as well as the Liturgy of the EUCHARIST. We are fed by both... Read More

Reflection for July 29, 2012

Daily bread: a sign of love and fidelity

Jesus referred to that experience as he described himself as the "bread of life" sent by God.  People came to him because he had fed the huge crowd with just a bit of bread and fish.  Jesus used... Read More

Reflection for July 22, 2012

Through Christ, we can leave hostility behind

Paul speaks of unity in the letter to the Ephesians. He emphasizes that Christ is our peace who has made all one and broken down the walls of hostility through the cross. Paul, of course,... Read More

Reflection for July 15, 2012

Once we hear the Good News we are empowered to share it

Pray the Scripture passages the Church has chosen for us this Sunday and we see that our relationship with God/Jesus is not something static and unchanging but rather is alive and growing.  It is... Read More

Reflection for July 8, 2012

God can do great works through all of us

I've had some less-than-glamorous jobs in my life.  One summer during my early teen years, I spent my days tarring the metal roofs of brooder houses (warm huts for newborn chicks).  Then, a few... Read More

Reflection for July 1, 2012

Sacrament of healing is for physical, mental & spiritual wellness

Jesus shows compassion for the sick. In today's Gospel he says to the suffering woman: "Go in peace and be freed from your suffering." And to the little girl's parents: "Don't be afraid, just... Read More