Gospel Reflection for December 26, 2021 – Holy Family

Sunday Readings: 1 Samuel 1.20-22, 24-28, 1 John 3.1-2,21-24; Luke 2.41-52 After three days Mary and Joseph found Jesus in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and asking them questions. All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. His parents saw him, they were astonished. Mary said, “Son, whyContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 26, 2021 – Holy Family”

What Is Your Yes?

This is the final week of Advent. You may feel frazzled, harried, and disappointed with how you kept Advent this year. Let those feelings go. Instead join Mary in saying yes to God who doesn’t worry about the past. Say yes to God who sees the future in you. You are in our hearts andContinue reading “What Is Your Yes?”

Gospel Reflection for December 19, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Micah 5.1-4, Hebrews 10.5-10, Luke 1.39-45 Mary set out in haste into the hill country to a town in Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth, her kinswoman. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby stirred within her womb. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in aContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 19, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Advent”

Pray the Advent Names of God

From childhood on, we have relied on Advent to bring us closer to God. This year Good Ground Press features Sister Ansgar’s Advent art in a 20-page prayer book. Click here to read the sample pages. Advent Names of God is only $10.00, plus $4.00 shipping for orders of 1-10. Call 800-232-5533 to place your order, or order on ourContinue reading “Pray the Advent Names of God”

Advent Begins in 3 weeks!

Take time to celebrate Advent this year. All you need to make this a holy time and a peaceful preparation for Christmas is:     · a few minutes each day,     · an open heart, and     · a willingness to be surprised by God. We can offer you some resources for your holy time.     · Sunday by Sunday reflections on theContinue reading “Advent Begins in 3 weeks!”

Gospel Reflection for October 31, 2021 – 31st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 6.2-6; Hebrews 7.23-28; Mark 12.28-34 A scribe asked Jesus, “What is the greatest of all the commandments?” Jesus answered, “The greatest of all the commandments is ‘Hear, O Israel! The Holy One your God is God alone. Therefore, love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, withContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 31, 2021 – 31st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Bible Study: The Gospel of Luke

Everyone remembers a good Bible study. They remember what they learned about a portion of the scriptures, but also how they also shared faith, made new friends, and left with more hope in their hearts. We begin hearing Luke’s story of Jesus’ good news in Advent and continue throughout all of January and February. This is an idealContinue reading “Bible Study: The Gospel of Luke”

Friday Poem

Daisies  by Mary Oliver It is possible, I suppose, that sometime,we will learn everythingthere is to learn: what the world is, for example,and what it means. I think this as I am crossingfrom one field to another, in summer, and themockingbird is mocking me, as one who eitherknows enough already or knows enough to beperfectly contentContinue reading “Friday Poem”

Gospel Reflection for October 17, 2021 – 29th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 53.10-11; Hebrews 4.14-16; Mark 10.35-45 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, asked Jesus, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” Jesus said, “What is it you want me to do for you?” “When you sit on your throne in your glorious kingdom, we want toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 17, 2021 – 29th Sunday Ordinary Time”

May you be blessed by St. Francis this week

Francis lived a life of peace, joy, and simplicity. He loved and served poor and throwaway people. He has made his way down the centuries into our hearts. May you be blessed with the heart of Francis today. “Remember,” he said, “your life may be the only sermon someone will hear today.” Trust Francis toContinue reading “May you be blessed by St. Francis this week”