The Advent Season

Advent is right around the corner! Check out our Advent Resources page to download free resources for your parish, family, and friends, order Sunday by Sunday, or to participate in a free online Advent retreat focusing on the holy women of the Gospels.

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.

Important Feast Days Coming Up!

Two feast days of Gospel women are coming up in the next weeks. July 22 is the feast day of Mary Magdalene, first witness to Jesus’ resurrection. July 29 is the day that honors Martha of Bethany, sister of Mary and Lazarus. These women are pictured for you in Holy Women of Luke’s Gospel. MaryContinue reading “Important Feast Days Coming Up!”

Tiny Retreat #2: Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen: Patron saint of green and growing Hildegard was only five years old in 1098 when her parents brought her, their tenth child, to the monastery of St. Disibode. A holy woman named Jutta took the little girl in and taught her Latin and music so she could sing the psalms with the monksContinue reading “Tiny Retreat #2: Hildegard of Bingen”

Every Sunday Belongs To Luke

Beginning next week, every Sunday Gospel until Advent is from the Gospel of Luke. For 23 consecutive Sundays we hear Luke’s stories and parables of forgiveness and healing. We experience Jesus standing up for the poor and forgotten, searching for the lost sheep, lost coin, lost souls.

 These powerful stories that feed our faith deserveContinue reading “Every Sunday Belongs To Luke”

Celebrate the Holy Spirit this week

The Pentecost sequence is one of the most beautiful poems in the liturgy. Remind yourself how close the Holy Spirit is to you — inside you, beside you, on your side — by praying a part of the sequence every day this week. You can download it here or click on the image below. YouContinue reading “Celebrate the Holy Spirit this week”

Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation

Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar have created a book celebrating the women of Luke’s Gospel. First among them is Mary of Nazareth, whose visit from the angel Gabriel we celebrate today. Click here to find the pages of prayer and reflection on Mary. The entire book, Holy Women of Luke’s Gospel, will be available inContinue reading “Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation”

Gospel Reflection for March 3, 2019, 8th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Sirach 24.4-7; 1 Corinthians 15.54-58; Luke 6.39-45 “A good person brings for goodness from the good in his or her heart. The mouth speaks out of the abundance of the heart.” – Luke 6.45 Sunday’s gospel offers a collection of wise sayings. The blind can’t lead the blind. Students are not greater than theirContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 3, 2019, 8th Sunday Ordinary Time”