Scripture Readings: Malachi 3.1-4; Hebrews 2.14-18; Luke 2.22-40 Simeon took the child Jesus in his arms and praised God, saying, “Now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light of revelation for theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 2, 2020, Feast of the Presentation”
“Use the eyes God gave you.” Lent 2020 makes seeing a way to reflect on the Sunday gospels of Lent. Art works magic. Places the seer in the gospel scenes. Pulls scattered thoughts into focus. Try it. View a sample page. Engage the questions, prayers, and practices. Even better, interest friends and neighbors in keeping Lent in thisContinue reading “NEW! The gospels of Lent in art and prayer”
Don’t let Lent 2020 go by without enriching the faith life of your parish, your friends, and yourself. Visit our Lent Resources page to check out FREE material ranging prayers to daily activities and practices that you and your family can do throughout the season. Retreats and Easter activities will be added soon!
Pray with Mary and Anna and other holy women of Luke’s Gospel. Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar collaborate to bring you the women’s stories in word and art. Ideal for sharing in small groups and families. Check out the book and read sample chapters at goodgroundpress.com.
Reading spiritual books is a long tradition among Catholics, especially during Lent. We recommend these short and easy-to-read books for your Lenten reflection and prayer. Each of them is even better when you share it with friends, family, or a faith-sharing group. Holy Women of the Gospel These two books bring forward the stories of the women Jesus knew. ReadContinue reading “Take time in Lent for holy reading”
Sunday Readings: Isaiah 8.23-9.3; 1 Corinthians 1.10-13, 17; Matthew 4.12-23 From the time John the Baptist’s arrest, Jesus began to proclaim, “Reform your lives! The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” As Jesus walked along the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon known as Peter, and his brother Andrew, who were casting a netContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 26, 2020, 3rd 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”
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!”
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”
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.