Gospel Reflection for February 28, 2016, 3rd Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Exodus 3.1-8, 13-15; 1 Corinthians 10.1-6, 10-12; Luke 13.1-9 “For three years now I have come looking for figs on this tree and found none. Cut it down. Why should it take up space?” (Luke 13.7) Jesus’ parable of the fig tree reveals God’s hope and compassion for people. The gardener who caresContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 28, 2016, 3rd Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for January 31, 2016, 4th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Jeremiah 1.4-5, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 13.4-13; Luke 4.21-30 “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 4.21) These words begin Jesus’ inaugural sermon in Luke’s gospel. In last Sunday’s gospel Jesus read a passage from Isaiah that describes a prophet whom the Spirit anoints and appoints to bring good news to theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 31, 2016, 4th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for December 13, 2015, 3rd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Zephaniah 3.14-18; Philippians 4.4-7; Luke 3.10-18 “Crowds of people came to hear John the Baptist and seek the baptism of repentance he proclaimed. They asked ‘What shall we do?’ In reply John said, ‘Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.’” (Luke 3.10-11)Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 13, 2015, 3rd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for November 29, 2015, 1st Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 33.14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3.12-4.2; Luke 21.25-28, 34-36 “Stay watchful.” (Luke 21.36) Advent begins with a gospel that imagines Jesus coming in glory. The gospel fairly froths with frightening images. Scary gospels can hardly worry us more than our everyday headlines and breaking news. Refugees swarm north across border after border, seeking aContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 29, 2015, 1st Sunday of Advent”

Refugees Are Dear Neighbors

Good Ground Press is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  Our congregation has published the following public statement in regard to Syrian refugees: The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are heartbroken and outraged by the recent violence perpetrated around the world in places like Paris, Beirut, Syria and elsewhere inContinue reading “Refugees Are Dear Neighbors”

Year of Mercy

Our Year of Mercy begins December 8th! Pope Francis wants each of us to be “an oasis of mercy.” Keep his wish alive in your home, school, or parish with this beautiful poster. Together we can bring Jesus’ spirit of love to our world. Click here to download your FREE poster and forward it toContinue reading “Year of Mercy”

Keeping Faith

My memories of the notorious sixties are not the free love and abandon of the sexual revolution but the incredible revival of the Catholic Church at Vatican II and the civil rights marches upending Jim Crow.  In that decade we experienced finding a way where there is no way.  The impossible can come to be.Continue reading “Keeping Faith”

BOOK SALE!

We have purchased several boxes of Sister Elizabeth Johnson’s latest books – Ask the Beasts and Abounding in Kindness.  We are offering them to you at a 15% shipping discount: $3.22 shipping for one book; $3.72 shipping for two books. In Ask The Beasts Sr. Elizabeth Johnson presents Darwin’s exquisite observations of nature and howContinue reading “BOOK SALE!”