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May 7, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Anne

Arabome, SSS

Nevertheless, life-giving and empowering voices of women are rising across the world, in church and society. We have heard the voice of the Good Shepherd; we have been nourished by God’s gift of abundant life. With passion and compassion, we lift our voices to ask: Why is our church not listening to us? Why does our church not hear our voices?

Anne

Arabome, SSS

Nevertheless, life-giving and empowering voices of women are rising across the world, in church and society. We have heard the voice of the Good Shepherd; we have been nourished by God’s gift of abundant life. With passion and compassion, we lift our voices to ask: Why is our church not listening to us? Why does our church not hear our voices?
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April 30, 2017

Third Sunday of Easter

Anita P.

Baird, DHM

As disciples of Christ, it is our baptismal and Eucharistic responsibility to bring Jesus into the fullness of his glory by standing in solidarity with a sister or brother who is struggling to reclaim his or her human dignity, by working to chip away at the walls of division and hatred; and to bear witness in the breaking of the bread that at the banquet of the Lord there is no room for hatred or division.

Anita P.

Baird, DHM

As disciples of Christ, it is our baptismal and Eucharistic responsibility to bring Jesus into the fullness of his glory by standing in solidarity with a sister or brother who is struggling to reclaim his or her human dignity, by working to chip away at the walls of division and hatred; and to bear witness in the breaking of the bread that at the banquet of the Lord there is no room for hatred or division.
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April 23, 2017

Second Sunday of Easter

Jeannie

Masterson, CSJ

We don’t have two thousand years of tradition to give us answers to current crises. We have only faith and one another. How will our story of discipleship be told to future generations?

Jeannie

Masterson, CSJ

We don’t have two thousand years of tradition to give us answers to current crises. We have only faith and one another. How will our story of discipleship be told to future generations?
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April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday

Margaret A.

Farley

Like these women, we, too, believe and speak in our hearts and voices: “Jesus is risen as he said. Alleluia! He lives and is with us still. Let us rejoice and be glad.” Everything is new. It is time for us to Arise and meet the new dawn.

Margaret A.

Farley

Like these women, we, too, believe and speak in our hearts and voices: “Jesus is risen as he said. Alleluia! He lives and is with us still. Let us rejoice and be glad.” Everything is new. It is time for us to Arise and meet the new dawn.
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April 14, 2017

Good Friday

Luma

Khudher, OP

To move from pain and suffering to joy, we have to go through death so that we can live with Jesus. The good news is that he is with us and among us even when it seems hard to believe in anything.

Luma

Khudher, OP

To move from pain and suffering to joy, we have to go through death so that we can live with Jesus. The good news is that he is with us and among us even when it seems hard to believe in anything.
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April 13, 2017

Holy Thursday

Natalie

Terry

We are continually called back to Holy Thursday... We are called back to Jesus' decision to wash his disciples' feet. And in that action we discover again and again who Jesus calls us to be in the Church and in the world.

Natalie

Terry

We are continually called back to Holy Thursday... We are called back to Jesus' decision to wash his disciples' feet. And in that action we discover again and again who Jesus calls us to be in the Church and in the world.
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April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday

M. Shawn

Copeland

We can stand with our God only insofar as we stand beside and wait in active and compassionate solidarity with children, women, and men who suffer concretely, unbeautifully, and actually in our world

M. Shawn

Copeland

We can stand with our God only insofar as we stand beside and wait in active and compassionate solidarity with children, women, and men who suffer concretely, unbeautifully, and actually in our world
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April 2, 2017

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Shanon

Sterringer

I believe the examples of Martha and Mary are not presented to us in these texts to be compared as though one is superior to the other, as they are often interpreted. But rather, they need to be read through a holistic lens.

Shanon

Sterringer

I believe the examples of Martha and Mary are not presented to us in these texts to be compared as though one is superior to the other, as they are often interpreted. But rather, they need to be read through a holistic lens.
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March 26, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Maryanne

Laughry

One of the invitations of this Lent, this extraordinary time, is to SEE those around us with new eyes recognizing, as God has, their extraordinariness.

Maryanne

Laughry

One of the invitations of this Lent, this extraordinary time, is to SEE those around us with new eyes recognizing, as God has, their extraordinariness.
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March 19, 2017

Third Sunday of Lent

Mary Catherine

Hilkert, OP

The Samaritan woman is the first of a series of women in the Gospel of John to proclaim the good news which they have seen and heard

Mary Catherine

Hilkert, OP

The Samaritan woman is the first of a series of women in the Gospel of John to proclaim the good news which they have seen and heard
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March 12, 2017

Second Sunday of Lent

Laurie

Jurecki

I invite you to be open to the possibility of transformation, to be open to the gift of climbing that mountain with Jesus and seeing Jesus -- and your life -- in a brand new light.

Laurie

Jurecki

I invite you to be open to the possibility of transformation, to be open to the gift of climbing that mountain with Jesus and seeing Jesus -- and your life -- in a brand new light.
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March 5, 2017

First Sunday of Lent

Dianne

Bergant, CSA

Repentance should flow from the realization of God’s steadfast love and mercy rather than from some debt we might think we owe God.

Dianne

Bergant, CSA

Repentance should flow from the realization of God’s steadfast love and mercy rather than from some debt we might think we owe God.
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March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday

Simone

Campbell, SSS

Well, what I’ ve realized is that wearing ashes on this day is like being at a rally. It’ s seeing all those who share this communal commitment to conversion during these six and a half weeks of Lent.

Simone

Campbell, SSS

Well, what I’ ve realized is that wearing ashes on this day is like being at a rally. It’ s seeing all those who share this communal commitment to conversion during these six and a half weeks of Lent.
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February 26, 2017

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rhonda

Miska

In freedom from anxiety, there is freedom for becoming who we are truly meant to be

Rhonda

Miska

In freedom from anxiety, there is freedom for becoming who we are truly meant to be
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February 19, 2017

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Nichole

Flores

God’s call for us to participate in God’s own holiness compels us to reject evil, to speak truth to power, to condemn the wicked.

Nichole

Flores

God’s call for us to participate in God’s own holiness compels us to reject evil, to speak truth to power, to condemn the wicked.
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February 12, 2017

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Anne

Krane

What happens in our hearts and minds determines our actions. Jesus asks us to keep our hearts and minds as joy-filled, generous, and loving as they were created to be.

Anne

Krane

What happens in our hearts and minds determines our actions. Jesus asks us to keep our hearts and minds as joy-filled, generous, and loving as they were created to be.
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February 5, 2017

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Krisanne

Vaillancourt Murphy

By beginning to remove the blinding, stifling oppression within us, we can more readily recognize oppression around us.

Krisanne

Vaillancourt Murphy

By beginning to remove the blinding, stifling oppression within us, we can more readily recognize oppression around us.
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January 29, 2017

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Janet

Schlichting

We are the ones seized by and sent by Christ Jesus and the Spirit as blessing-- to be blessing and to give blessing to those who cannot see any blessing anywhere

Janet

Schlichting

We are the ones seized by and sent by Christ Jesus and the Spirit as blessing-- to be blessing and to give blessing to those who cannot see any blessing anywhere
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January 22, 2017

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jocelyn

Collen

I felt as if Jesus were inviting me to follow him and return to that horrid, dark state prison. I felt drawn to the light that was there in the darkness.

Jocelyn

Collen

I felt as if Jesus were inviting me to follow him and return to that horrid, dark state prison. I felt drawn to the light that was there in the darkness.
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January 15, 2017

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Diana

Culbertson, OP

Like John the Baptist, we can recognize [Christ] in our own wilderness and know that the violence of our world will never be the last word. The last word is mercy...

Diana

Culbertson, OP

Like John the Baptist, we can recognize [Christ] in our own wilderness and know that the violence of our world will never be the last word. The last word is mercy...
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January 8, 2017

Epiphany of the Lord

Carolyn

Woo

We should be prepared that-- in what our worldly and even educated minds do not anticipate-- God will manifest himself.

Carolyn

Woo

We should be prepared that-- in what our worldly and even educated minds do not anticipate-- God will manifest himself.
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January 1, 2017

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Marie

Dennis

In 2017, let us dedicate ourselves prayerfully and actively to becoming nonviolent people, a nonviolent Church, and a nonviolent world. Let us welcome the Prince of Peace.

Marie

Dennis

In 2017, let us dedicate ourselves prayerfully and actively to becoming nonviolent people, a nonviolent Church, and a nonviolent world. Let us welcome the Prince of Peace.
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December 25, 2016

Nativity of the Lord

Christine

Schenk, C.S.J.

... in what way are we laboring, like Mary, to birth God's abiding love into a world so much in need of it?

Christine

Schenk, C.S.J.

... in what way are we laboring, like Mary, to birth God's abiding love into a world so much in need of it?
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December 18, 2016

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Nontando

Hadebe

In a world where exclusion of the other and fear of the other is increasingly becoming the norm, we who follow Emmanuel are called to walk, live and talk in a different way

Nontando

Hadebe

In a world where exclusion of the other and fear of the other is increasingly becoming the norm, we who follow Emmanuel are called to walk, live and talk in a different way
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December 12, 2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nancy

Pineda-Madrid

The Juan Diegos of this world know that Jesus was born not only in Bethlehem some 2000 years ago, but is waiting to be born anew in the lives of modern day Juan Diegos.

Nancy

Pineda-Madrid

The Juan Diegos of this world know that Jesus was born not only in Bethlehem some 2000 years ago, but is waiting to be born anew in the lives of modern day Juan Diegos.
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December 11, 2016

Third Sunday of Advent

Kerry

Robinson

Ultimately this day of rejoicing is about celebrating what is good in order to find the strength to fix what is wrong.

Kerry

Robinson

Ultimately this day of rejoicing is about celebrating what is good in order to find the strength to fix what is wrong.
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December 8, 2016

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Barbara E.

Reid, O.P.

Never have I heard preachers encourage women to emulate Mary’s fierce denunciation of injustices and her bold proclamation of God’s mercy

Barbara E.

Reid, O.P.

Never have I heard preachers encourage women to emulate Mary’s fierce denunciation of injustices and her bold proclamation of God’s mercy
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December 4, 2016

Second Sunday of Advent

Astrid

Lobo Gajiwala

Like John and Jesus, we too must be symbols of God’s initiative taking shape in the world.

Astrid

Lobo Gajiwala

Like John and Jesus, we too must be symbols of God’s initiative taking shape in the world.
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November 27, 2016

First Sunday of Advent

Jamie

Phelps, O.P.

God calls us to embody God’s universal unconditional love. Only then does our true identity as the People of God become visible.

Jamie

Phelps, O.P.

God calls us to embody God’s universal unconditional love. Only then does our true identity as the People of God become visible.
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