Gospel Reflection for April 25, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 4.8-12; 1 John 3.1-2; John 10.11-18 “I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and mine know me, just as the Father know me and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.” – John 10.14-15 Many of us live in close relationship with animals. We have met each others’Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 25, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Easter”

A Christmas Story

Merry Christmas to all our friends, customers, and website visitors. Jesus makes incarnate the heart of God, full of creative and merciful love that never stops calling us into the communions of friends, family, and church. We make an early gift to you of A Christmas Story by Rose Tillemans, CSJ. Share this story with family and friends. Many blessingsContinue reading “A Christmas Story”

Prayer for the Burning Amazon Forest

Loving God, the Amazon is on fire! We come before you with a heavy and contrite heart. We know your heart must be deeply grieved as you hear the cries of the innocent trees, creatures, rivers and indigenous communities as their home burns. We pray that in your mercy, you will forgive us for ourContinue reading “Prayer for the Burning Amazon Forest”

Gospel Reflection for October 13, 2019, 28th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 2 Kings 5.14-17; 2 Timothy 2.8-13; Luke 17.11-19 “On their way the ten lepers found they were cleansed. One of them seeing that he had been healed, turned back, praising God in a loud voice. He fell at Jesus’ feet, thanking him. This man was a Samaritan.”  – Luke 17.14-16 A wise counselorContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 13, 2019, 28th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 25, 2019, 21st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 66.18-21; Hebrews 12.5-7, 11.13; Luke 13.22-30 Someone asked Jesus, “Teacher, will only a few be saved?” Jesus said, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able” – Luke 13.34 A doorway or threshold is a liminal space. The word limenContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 25, 2019, 21st Sunday Ordinary Time”

It’s a battle. One the Gospel prepares us to expect. We are better off when we face challenging times together. Sunday by Sunday can help. Conversation about the Gospel builds up hope and faith. Conversation breaks down barriers. Don’t despair. Bring a group together to reflect on Jesus’ message of faith and hope. Read our August issues online. Then imagine reflecting onContinue reading

Gospel Reflection for August 11, 2019, 19th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Wisdom 18.6-9; Hebrews 11.1-2, 8-19; Luke 12.32-48 “Bear this in mind: If a householder could know just when the thief would break in, the householder would never leave the house to be broken into! You have to be ready the same way, for the Son of Man will come at an hour you don’tContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 11, 2019, 19th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Cultivating the Wisdom of Vatican II

Sister Joan has written five two-page summaries of the teaching of this extraordinary council. Click here to read and download this free online retreat. Find a friend to talk with. Or put a notice in your parish bulletin calling people together around this topic.

Gospel Reflection for July 14, 2019, 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 30.10-136)?4; Colossians 1.15-20; Luke 10.25-37 “Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the man who fell in with the robbers?”  – Luke 10.25-37 Compassion may be understood as the capacity to be attracted to and moved by the vulnerability of someone else. It requires the willingness to risk, toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 14, 2019, 15th Sunday Ordinary Time”