Sunday Readings: Acts 3.13-15,17-19; 1 John 2.1-5; Luke 24.35-48 The two disciples returned to Jerusalem and explained to the eleven and those gathered with them what had happened on the road to Emmaus and how Jesus was known to them in the breaking of bread. While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midstContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 18, 2021 – 3rd Sunday of Easter”
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Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 27, 2020 – Christmas/Feast of the Holy Family
Christmas Readings: Isaiah 9.1-6; Titus 2. 11-14; Luke 2.1-20Holy Family Readings: Genesis 15.1-6, 21.17-19; Hebrews 118, 11-12, 17-18; Luke 2.22, 39-40 There were shepherds living in the fields and keeping night watch over their flocks. An angel of the Holy One came suddenly upon them and said, “You have nothing to fear! I bring you goodContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 27, 2020 – Christmas/Feast of the Holy Family”
Celebrate Women of the Gospel
Today, July 22, is the feast day of Mary Magdalene. Mary Magdalene is first witness to Jesus’ resurrection in all four Gospels. She was among the women from Galilee who follow Jesus and provide for him out of their resources. From early Christianity she has been called “the apostle to the apostles”, the bringer ofContinue reading “Celebrate Women of the Gospel”
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”
Two Books For Lent!
This Lent we read from Luke’s Gospel with his stories of forgiveness, compassion, and second chances. Sister Joan’s new book is ideal for faith-sharing groups, Bible study, RCIA, homilists, and anyone who wants to understand scripture better. Only $10! Order online at goodgroundpress.com or call us at 800-232-5533. Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar have collaborated for aContinue reading “Two Books For Lent!”
Happy Mardi Gras!
Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday. In years past people didn’t eat meat for all of Lent, so this was their last chance to fry pancakes in bacon fat. We have gone beyond that small feast to all-out parties and carnivals. Margaret Murray, CSJ, from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Los Angeles province, givesContinue reading “Happy Mardi Gras!”
Live from St. Paul!
Sister Joan and St. Luke Beginning Monday, February 11, Sister Joan is teaching a class on Luke’s Gospel at Wisdom Ways Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. We read from Luke on 41 Sundays and feast days in 2019. This class is an opportunity to engage in creative and critical exploration of Luke’s themes and stories. All areContinue reading “Live from St. Paul!”
2019: The Year of Luke’s Gospel
We read from Luke’s Gospel at 41 of the Sunday and feast day liturgies in 2019. This year is a great time to become a student of Luke. His themes of justice for the poor, a voice for women, and second chances for everyone resonate with our own experiences. Sister Joan’s new book—Luke’s Gospel: Written for Us—isContinue reading “2019: The Year of Luke’s Gospel”