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Reflection for May 27, 2012

Pentecost reminds us of our common Gospel mission

Throughout the 50 days of the Easter season, we heard Jesus' words of peace. He also prepared us for the coming of the Holy Spirit.  On Pentecost Sunday we celebrate the coming of the Spirit on... Read More

Reflection for May 20, 2012

Continuing the mission means taking action

As I reflected on Sunday's readings, I thought of the phrase, "Don't just stand there, do something!" In our first reading for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, the disciples are challenged... Read More

Reflection for May 13, 2012

Christian love is the art of self-giving

The readings today continue to focus our gaze on the upcoming feast of Pentecost, when the eternal, burning Love-exchange between the Father and the Son, who is the Spirit, was poured out upon... Read More

Reflection for May 6, 2012

God prunes so that we may grow closer to Him

The Gospel for this week comes from the Gospel of John.  When Jesus speaks to His disciples, He says, " I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower: He takes away every branch in me that... Read More

Reflection for April 29, 2012

Readings emphasize the power and endurance of love

This week's readings make me feel like there is a lot of love going on.  First, Acts tells us of the event of Peter curing a cripple in the name of Jesus.  Jesus loves Peter and his deep faith.... Read More

Reflection for April 22, 2012

Loving one another includes caring for God's gifts

Today's Sacred Scripture continues to focus on the Resurrection stories. Luke sets the scene in the upper room where the disciples who had returned from Emmaus were recounting to those... Read More

Reflection for April 15, 2012

Feel like a doubting Thomas? We all do occasionally

by Sister Carolyn Zahringer The setting for today's Gospel is the evening of the first day of the week when the disciples (though not all) were together in a locked room.  It's evening, Jesus has... Read More

Reflection for Easter Sunday 2012

As Easter people, we help heal a hurting world

In the Gospel of John, proclaimed on Easter, Mary Magdalene waits outside the tomb.  When she peers in, there is disbelief and overwhelming grief because the body of Jesus is not there. Simon... Read More

Reflection for April 1, 2012

This Sunday, let us keep our palms

Let's keep the palms which were blessed today and with which we proclaim that Christ is our King. Let's put them in our home not to prevent thieves from entering (they don't serve for this); rather... Read More

Reflection for March 25, 2012

Tornadoes hit down in Indiana.  Teenagers are killed in a car accident.  A dear friend dies of cancer.  Yes, we are faced with much suffering and death in our world. In the Gospel for this Sunday... Read More