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Reflection for June 24, 2012

As John the Baptist modeled, may each of us be open to God's will

This weekend we would normally celebrate the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  However, this year the Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist falls on Sunday.  A solemnity (major feast) takes... Read More

Reflection for June 17, 2012

Whether a 'tomato' or a 'carrot,' God's grace is for all

In today's readings Jesus and Ezekiel help us understand the greatness of God by using images of a tree and a plant.  In Ezekiel, the Lord God says, "I too will plant a tender shoot on a high and... Read More

Reflection for June 10, 2012

Eucharist unites all of us with Christ wherever we are

by Sister Rose Jochmann Today is a beautiful feast - we celebrate the gift of the Eucharist - the Body and Blood of Christ.  Some areas of our country and around the work celebrate this feast with... Read More

Reflection for June 3, 2012

This Sunday's Gospel summarizes Matthew's message

Whenever I look at a new book, I first look at the table of contents.  When the "America" magazine comes, I first look at the contents and then the cartoon. The end of Matthew's Gospel, Matthew... Read More

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