Gospel Reflection for August 7, 2022 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time

Do not live in fear, little flock. It has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give alms. Make investments that never depreciate; establish inexhaustible accounts for yourselves in the heavens. For wherever your treasure is, there your heart will be, too. Be dressed for hard work; keep your lampsContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 7, 2022 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Celebrating Mary Magdalene

Jesus chose a woman, Mary Magdalene, to be the first to see him after his resurrection and the one to announce this good news to his other disciples. St. Thomas Aquinas recognized Mary’s unique role and named her “the apostle to the apostles.” Pope Francis elevated Mary’s feast day, July 22, to the status ofContinue reading “Celebrating Mary Magdalene”

Gospel Reflection for July 17, 2022 – 16th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Genesis 18.1-10; Colossians 1.24-28; Luke 10.38-42 Jesus entered a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him to her home. She had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teachings. Martha, who was busy with all the details of hospitality, came to Jesus and said: Lord, isContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 17, 2022 – 16th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Live simply. Live prayerfully. Live in peace.

Living Like Francis Today puts you in touch with the God of love and mercy Pope Francis wants us to know.  Each of the six short chapters begins and ends with a simple prayer from scripture or from the writing of St. Francis.  Short reflections invite you to apply the themes in your own life. ReadContinue reading “Live simply. Live prayerfully. Live in peace.”

Gospel Reflection for July 10, 2022 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 30.10-14; Colossians 1.15-20; Luke 10.25-37 The lawyer asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus told this parable: There was a man going down from Jerusalem to Jericho who fell in with robbers. They stripped him, beat him, and then went off leaving him half-dead. A priest happened to be going down the sameContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 10, 2022 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 4, 2022 – 14th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 66.10-14; Galatians 6.14-18; Luke 10.1-9 Jesus appointed 72 other missionaries and sent them in pairs ahead of him to every town and place he intended to visit. …Whatever house you enter, say first, “Peace to this house.”  . . . Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat whatContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 4, 2022 – 14th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 19, 2022 – Feast of the Blood and Body of Christ

Sunday Readings: Sunday Readings: Genesis 14.18-20, 1 Corinthians 11.23-26, Luke 9.11-17 Jesus spoke to the crowds of the reign of God, and he healed all who were in need of healing. As sunset approached, the twelve came to him and said, “Dismiss the crowd so that they can go into the villages and farms inContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 19, 2022 – Feast of the Blood and Body of Christ”

Pray with the Women of Luke!

Meet, reflect, and pray with the women of Luke’s gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, inspiring women of faith, disciples who follow Jesus from the first, whose tables become house churches. Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar collaborate to bring you the women’s stories in word and art. This book is ideal for sharing in smallContinue reading “Pray with the Women of Luke!”

Gospel Reflection for Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Pentecost

Sunday Readings: Acts 2.1-11; 1 Corinthians 12.3-7,12-13; John 20.19-23 It was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.” After this, he showedContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Pentecost”

Gospel Reflection for May 29, 2022 – Feast of the Ascension

Scripture Readings: Acts 1.111; Ephesians 1.17-23; Luke 24.46-53 Jesus spoke to his disciples, saying, Thus it is written that the messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance and forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 29, 2022 – Feast of the Ascension”