Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Nov. 6, 2022

Reflection for Nov. 6, 2022

Earth-bound or heaven-bound?

Gospel, feast days and   vocations week remind us of God's invitation

by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich

On this 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time the Sadducees question Jesus about the resurrection. They did not believe in the resurrection and wanted to trick Jesus in answering them.

Jesus is not easily cornered and tells them that there is no need for marriage in heaven.  Heaven is a whole different world!  He tells them that those who experience the resurrection are “like angels” – they are the “children of God”.  What a beautiful image of heaven!

November is a good month to remember our loved ones, families and friends, who have gone before us.  Our Gospel is one of hope – hope that we will all be united one day with all the angels and saints.

This Sunday also begins National Vocation Awareness Week.  It is a week to promote vocations to priesthood, diaconate and the consecrated life and to pray for those considering one of these vocations.  We probably all know a priest, deacon or religious Sister or Brother who inspired our lives, gave us hope, and now shares in God’s eternal life.  Take time today to pray for them as well.


Mary Pierre
11/04/2022 10:32 am

What a great suggestion!! I have memories of many wonderful religious who inspired me! The list would be too long! Thanks ?

11/05/2022 2:02 pm

Thanks for the reflection bringing together both remembering our loved ones as well as remembering those who helped form our faith life and vocation.

Joseph Van Beek
11/05/2022 3:12 pm

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross have taught, nurtured, and blest me in my early childhood years.

The Norbertines have done the same from my 15 years of age to the present.

God Bless both communities! And I pray for both, and all who dedicate themselves to the Gospel message!

Thank you all!


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