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Reflection for Feb. 17, 2019

Pursuing an ever-lasting joy

This Sunday’s readings, particularly Jesus’ sermon on the plain, remind us that the things of this world do not bring us real sustained joy. Only Jesus does. Not possessions, not success. Only Jesus.... Read More

Reflection for Feb. 10, 2019

Sometimes we need to read between the lines to grasp a full understanding of a passage or story. In this Sunday’s Gospel from Luke 5:1-11, I think the full understanding is in something we can’t read... Read More

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