Gospel Reflection for January 19, 2020, 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 49.3, 5-6; 1 Corinthians 1.1-3; John 1.29-34 “Now I have seen for myself and have testified, ‘This is God’s chosen one.’” – John 1.34 Theology is faith seeking understanding. Christology is faith in Jesus seeking to understand who he is and his purposes for us. Christologies grow out of images and insights weContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 19, 2020, 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Epiphany Greetings!

The Coming of the Magi A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter. And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times weContinue reading “Epiphany Greetings!”

Gospel Reflection for January 5, 2020, Feast of the Epiphany

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 60.1-6; Ephesians 3.2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2.1-12 After Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem of Judea, magi from the east arrived on day in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to pay him homage.” – Matthew 2.1-2 The magi are notContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 5, 2020, Feast of the Epiphany”

Feast of Mary the Mother of God

To celebrate this feast we share with you a video from Sister Joan, 
Sunday by Sunday editor. May you have a blessed day and the beginning of a holy year.  

Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 29, 2019, Christmas/Holy Family

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 9.1-6; Titus 2.11-14; Luke 2.1-20 “Let this be a sign to you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes in a manger.” – Luke 2.12 Christians celebrate Christmas just after the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. In nature, daylight imperceptibly lengthens. In the first reading for Christmas a great lightContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 29, 2019, Christmas/Holy Family”

Merry Christmas from Good Ground Press

The Ox and the Donkey’s Carol poem by Sister Alice Smith, CSJ ~ art by Gertrude Mueller Nelson The Christ child lay in the ox’s stall The stars shone great and the stars shone small, but one bright star outshone them all. The cattle stood in the cleanly straw, and strange to them was theContinue reading “Merry Christmas from Good Ground Press”

Gospel Reflection for December 22, 2019, 4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 7.10-14; Romans 1.1-7, Matthew 1.18-24 This is how the birth of Jesus came about. When his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her husband, an upright man unwilling too expose her to the law,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 22, 2019, 4th Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for December 15, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Advent

Gospel Reflection for December 15, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Advent Sunday Readings: Isaiah 35.1-6,10; James 5.7-10; Matthew 11.2-11 In his ministry Jesus is not hacking dead branches off the family tree of Israel nor winnowing hypocrites from among repentant sinners as John expected he would. Jesus is so different from the axe-wielding, chaff-winnowing judge thatContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 15, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Advent”

Our Lady of Guadalupe Story

Our Mother Who Art Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Read her story. Share it with family and friends. The art and prayer on this page are by Sister Ansgar, CSJ. May you and our whole continent be blessed by the Protectoress of the Americas. Happy feast day! You are the motherContinue reading “Our Lady of Guadalupe Story”

Gospel Reflection for December 8, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Advent

Gospel Reflection for December 8, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Advent Sunday Readings: Isaiah 2.1-5; Romans 13.11-14; Matthew 23.37-44 Ours are not the only troubled times. The prophet Isaiah describes in Sunday’s first reading an ideal king and a peaceable kin*dom. Small wonder, Isaiah lives in the years following the Assyria army’s destruction of the northernContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 8, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Advent”