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Reflection for Feb. 2, 2020

Called forth to be the light to the world

World Day for Consecrated Life is celebrated on the Presentation of the Lord as a reminder of our mission by Sister Sally Ann Brickner Our lives are marked by a series of encounters. As we grow older... Read More

Reflection for Jan. 26, 2020

A message of unity

St. Paul implores Christians -- then and now -- to be united by Renae Bauer Sunday’s second reading caught my attention. It’s the beginning of Paul’s letters to the church of Corinth in which he... Read More

Reflection for Jan. 19, 2020

Taking the long view

The occasional glimpse at the fruits of God's work can surprise -- and comfort -- us As we move through the cold, dark days of January, I like to look back at the Christmas season and hold its... Read More

Reflection for Jan. 12, 2020

Through baptism, we join Jesus in mission

Our lives are to grow in what we receive at the altar -- the body of Christ by Sister Laura Zelten Sunday’s Gospel will recount Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River. His baptism is different from ours.... Read More

Reflection for Jan. 5, 2020

Do you see what I see?

Three Kings follow a star to find the Christ child; our journey is much shorter by Sister Carolyn Zahringer What is the meaning of the word Epiphany? Epiphany (noun): The manifestation of Christ to... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 29, 2019

Feast of the Holy Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph show us how to make room for God's plan by Renae Bauer Being in a relationship – married, vowed, friendship, parent/child, etc. – requires sacrifice. As we celebrate the Holy... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 22, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Advent: The Incarnation is near!

God's promise is fulfilled and offered to all The Feast of the Nativity of the Lord is such GOOD NEWS that its message pervades the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. It is as though the... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 15, 2019

Third Sunday of Advent: Waiting with joy

Gaudete Sunday  invites us to proclaim as Isaiah does: They will meet with joy and gladness On this third Sunday of Advent, joy is the theme of today’s prayers and Scriptures. Traditionally called... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 8, 2019

A fresh perspective on the Immaculate Conception

What can we learn from Mary's parents, Anne and Joaquim? by Sister Agnes Fischer Because a Sunday of Advent takes precedence over a feast, the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated on Monday, Dec.... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 1, 2019

First Sunday of Advent: Awake and Alert for God

This season invites us to be joyfully aware of God's presence even when life is difficult by Sister Jane Riha The first Sunday of Advent falls on the first day of December and initiates the new... Read More