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November 1, 2020

Solemnity of All Saints

Marguerite

Barankitse

Yes, let us walk with confidence in the path of Christ, supported by prayer and the example of the Saints, those the liturgy presents to us and those humanity offers us day after day.

Marguerite

Barankitse

Yes, let us walk with confidence in the path of Christ, supported by prayer and the example of the Saints, those the liturgy presents to us and those humanity offers us day after day.
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October 25, 2020

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pauline

Hovey

Who does this? Who gives half of what they have to a stranger? Or one-third of what they’ve earned when they don’t even know when they will next receive any income? Who does this? Imitators of Christ.

Pauline

Hovey

Who does this? Who gives half of what they have to a stranger? Or one-third of what they’ve earned when they don’t even know when they will next receive any income? Who does this? Imitators of Christ.
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October 18, 2020

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Maureen

O'Connell

We aren’t chosen by the authority figures of empires, no matter what religious or political guises they moralize with or campaign in or what certainties they claim to offer or platitudes they attempt to ply us with. We are chosen by God. And the God who chooses us has a dream for us—the individual us and the collective us—that surpasses the imagination of empire.

Maureen

O'Connell

We aren’t chosen by the authority figures of empires, no matter what religious or political guises they moralize with or campaign in or what certainties they claim to offer or platitudes they attempt to ply us with. We are chosen by God. And the God who chooses us has a dream for us—the individual us and the collective us—that surpasses the imagination of empire.
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October 11, 2020

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

M. Soledad

Del Villar T.

We need the minimum of justice, but also the maximum of love, gratuitousness, and abundance that will satisfy together our bodies and souls.

M. Soledad

Del Villar T.

We need the minimum of justice, but also the maximum of love, gratuitousness, and abundance that will satisfy together our bodies and souls.
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October 4, 2020

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ramona

Miller, OSF

As we desire to develop a vineyard that pleases God and deepens our inner peace we come to realize that there can be no fences around the perfect vineyard. We are being called to be in relationship with all of creation and all peoples and creatures.

Ramona

Miller, OSF

As we desire to develop a vineyard that pleases God and deepens our inner peace we come to realize that there can be no fences around the perfect vineyard. We are being called to be in relationship with all of creation and all peoples and creatures.
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September 27, 2020

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Marge

Kloose

The urgency of this moment calls us to go to work in the vineyard where the weeds of hate and indifference choke the vitality of our souls. 

Marge

Kloose

The urgency of this moment calls us to go to work in the vineyard where the weeds of hate and indifference choke the vitality of our souls. 
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September 20, 2020

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jessie

Bazan

We are called to see our fellow laborers, and ourselves, for who we are at every hour of the day in God’s eyes: beloved.

Jessie

Bazan

We are called to see our fellow laborers, and ourselves, for who we are at every hour of the day in God’s eyes: beloved.
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September 13, 2020

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jacqueline

Regan

Down through the centuries, week after week, the good news of the Gospel has been proclaimed and received. God’s grace enters into human hearts. It transforms. It shapes us into a beloved people capable of putting God’s love and forgiveness into action.

Jacqueline

Regan

Down through the centuries, week after week, the good news of the Gospel has been proclaimed and received. God’s grace enters into human hearts. It transforms. It shapes us into a beloved people capable of putting God’s love and forgiveness into action.
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September 6, 2020

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dr. Julie

Welborn

When we engender these kind of healthy relationships; when we sharpen others and allow others to sharpen us, in the end we become better people, and position ourselves to be available to represent and serve God.

Dr. Julie

Welborn

When we engender these kind of healthy relationships; when we sharpen others and allow others to sharpen us, in the end we become better people, and position ourselves to be available to represent and serve God.
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September 3, 2020

Memorial of Saint Phoebe

Cynthia(Sam)

Bowns

We owe it to ourselves to be mindful of our own wisdom as to what our “needs” are as a community. We need to have the courage of the early Hellenists to put our needs out there for those in authority to understand “what” and “whom” we need in ministry.

Cynthia(Sam)

Bowns

We owe it to ourselves to be mindful of our own wisdom as to what our “needs” are as a community. We need to have the courage of the early Hellenists to put our needs out there for those in authority to understand “what” and “whom” we need in ministry.
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August 30, 2020

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sr. Nicole

Trahan, FMI

Let us challenge ourselves to keep learning and growing, allowing God to transform us by the renewal of our minds, so we might act with courage in spite of the obstacles and struggles to bring about a time acceptable to the Lord.

Sr. Nicole

Trahan, FMI

Let us challenge ourselves to keep learning and growing, allowing God to transform us by the renewal of our minds, so we might act with courage in spite of the obstacles and struggles to bring about a time acceptable to the Lord.
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August 23, 2020

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Elyse

Raby

This is the kind of lived authority, the kind of witness and testimony, that opens the doors to the kingdom of heaven. This is the authority that makes Christianity credible. It is the kind of authority that we so desperately need from our church leaders who are in positions of authority.

Elyse

Raby

This is the kind of lived authority, the kind of witness and testimony, that opens the doors to the kingdom of heaven. This is the authority that makes Christianity credible. It is the kind of authority that we so desperately need from our church leaders who are in positions of authority.
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August 16, 2020

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gerardette

Philips, RSCJ

The Breath of the Compassionate God breathes on all alike, extending the invitation and making God’s mercy available for all.

Gerardette

Philips, RSCJ

The Breath of the Compassionate God breathes on all alike, extending the invitation and making God’s mercy available for all.
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August 15, 2020

Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary

Pat

McDonogh

If heaven could welcome a female body, why can’t the hierarchy?

Pat

McDonogh

If heaven could welcome a female body, why can’t the hierarchy?
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August 9, 2020

Nineteeth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Emily R.

John, Ph.D.

Resting in the love of God not only changes us but also invites us to take on the injustices and systematic oppression in the world. It gives us the spirit and courage to Show Up.

Emily R.

John, Ph.D.

Resting in the love of God not only changes us but also invites us to take on the injustices and systematic oppression in the world. It gives us the spirit and courage to Show Up.
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August 2, 2020

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Casey

Stanton

Come turn that hot anger into fuel that sustains your love of creation and the people of God entrusted to your care.

Casey

Stanton

Come turn that hot anger into fuel that sustains your love of creation and the people of God entrusted to your care.
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July 26, 2020

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Anne

Koester

We should find joy simply in sharing the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ and in building up the reign of God by loving others – as in everyone – not a select few, not just the ones we like or could benefit us, not just the ones whom we think are like us – but loving everyone.

Anne

Koester

We should find joy simply in sharing the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ and in building up the reign of God by loving others – as in everyone – not a select few, not just the ones we like or could benefit us, not just the ones whom we think are like us – but loving everyone.
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July 22, 2020

Feast of Saint Mary of Magdala

Nontando

Hadebe

As we celebrate Mary Magdalene, we rise up as women and we say we have a tradition that can be traced to a direct commandment from Jesus to speak. And we shall speak: we shall speak with authority; we shall speak with intelligence; we shall speak for ourselves...

Nontando

Hadebe

As we celebrate Mary Magdalene, we rise up as women and we say we have a tradition that can be traced to a direct commandment from Jesus to speak. And we shall speak: we shall speak with authority; we shall speak with intelligence; we shall speak for ourselves...
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July 19, 2020

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ruth

Fehlker

And so I cling to this unlikely hope: the hope that many small people in many small places who take many small steps will eventually change the face of the earth.

Ruth

Fehlker

And so I cling to this unlikely hope: the hope that many small people in many small places who take many small steps will eventually change the face of the earth.
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July 12, 2020

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Molleen

Dupree-Dominguez

The weeds and thorns of racial superiority have set excruciatingly deep roots in the institutions of the United States of America as well as in the hearts of Americans. Any skilled gardener will tell you, uprooting entrenched weeds takes persistence and focus.

Molleen

Dupree-Dominguez

The weeds and thorns of racial superiority have set excruciatingly deep roots in the institutions of the United States of America as well as in the hearts of Americans. Any skilled gardener will tell you, uprooting entrenched weeds takes persistence and focus.
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July 5, 2020

Fourteeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Christine Elisabeth

Burke, IBVM

Can we have the humility to come as “little ones”, asking Wisdom to help us to understand, to change, to live in a new way? Can we let go of some good things to a allow a greater good to emerge?

Christine Elisabeth

Burke, IBVM

Can we have the humility to come as “little ones”, asking Wisdom to help us to understand, to change, to live in a new way? Can we let go of some good things to a allow a greater good to emerge?
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June 28, 2020

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Timone

Davis

See, to truly love God is to love self. The love for self, manifests in how we treat others.

Timone

Davis

See, to truly love God is to love self. The love for self, manifests in how we treat others.
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June 21, 2020

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Joan S.

Grey

How do we overcome fear? It’s more complicated than someone saying: don’t be afraid. Taming this emotion requires more than a command or suggestion, even from a trusted source.

Joan S.

Grey

How do we overcome fear? It’s more complicated than someone saying: don’t be afraid. Taming this emotion requires more than a command or suggestion, even from a trusted source.
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June 14, 2020

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Susan

Haarman

Living into a Eucharistic reality means participating in it. It means saying yes to that relationship again and again and again. It means trying to model the Eucharistic relationship that God offers us to everyone around us

Susan

Haarman

Living into a Eucharistic reality means participating in it. It means saying yes to that relationship again and again and again. It means trying to model the Eucharistic relationship that God offers us to everyone around us
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June 7, 2020

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Sharon

Zaenglein Chipman

We are being saved, and we are being called to save others in every possible way we can. Keep dancing my sisters and brothers. Follow the hesed steps of the Creator and Redeemer, and may the music, the rhythm, the kiss and the love of the Holy Spirit Be with you!

Sharon

Zaenglein Chipman

We are being saved, and we are being called to save others in every possible way we can. Keep dancing my sisters and brothers. Follow the hesed steps of the Creator and Redeemer, and may the music, the rhythm, the kiss and the love of the Holy Spirit Be with you!
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May 31, 2020

Pentecost Sunday

C. Vanessa

White

Like those first disciples in the Upper Room, may we be open to the coming of the Holy Spirit during this time of pandemic to use us and transform us for the good of all.

C. Vanessa

White

Like those first disciples in the Upper Room, may we be open to the coming of the Holy Spirit during this time of pandemic to use us and transform us for the good of all.
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May 24, 2020

The Solemnity of the Ascension

Cathe

Shoulberg, RSM

This feast speaks so directly to each one of us amid these uncertain and frightening times - WE are called like the Apostles, WE are being sent, to open our hearts to Jesus; to stand, serve and be with the poor among us; to welcome the marginalized, to help the sick, to forgive one another – simply put, to LOVE as Jesus; to make our World a dwelling as envisioned by Jesus – united with one another, in love.

Cathe

Shoulberg, RSM

This feast speaks so directly to each one of us amid these uncertain and frightening times - WE are called like the Apostles, WE are being sent, to open our hearts to Jesus; to stand, serve and be with the poor among us; to welcome the marginalized, to help the sick, to forgive one another – simply put, to LOVE as Jesus; to make our World a dwelling as envisioned by Jesus – united with one another, in love.
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May 17, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Mary Ann

Hinsdale, IHM

At best, we may feel resigned; at worst, we simply feel paralyzed. And yet, for me, the Gospel reading offers us some “good news,” – and a reason for our hope, even though we are living with painful situations.

Mary Ann

Hinsdale, IHM

At best, we may feel resigned; at worst, we simply feel paralyzed. And yet, for me, the Gospel reading offers us some “good news,” – and a reason for our hope, even though we are living with painful situations.
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May 10, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Donna L.

Ciangio, OP

We bring Christ wherever we are. We are given the work to carry on the mission of Christ in our time and in various ways.

Donna L.

Ciangio, OP

We bring Christ wherever we are. We are given the work to carry on the mission of Christ in our time and in various ways.
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May 3, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Susan

Nagele

We are called to be good gate keepers, attentive to the person in front of us, assisting this shepherd called Jesus.

Susan

Nagele

We are called to be good gate keepers, attentive to the person in front of us, assisting this shepherd called Jesus.
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April 26, 2020

Third Sunday of Easter

Mary J.

Novak

Jesus’ initiative to heal and restore is absolutely central to his ministry in the Gospels. Jesus invites us to be recipients and agents of this same healing in the world.

Mary J.

Novak

Jesus’ initiative to heal and restore is absolutely central to his ministry in the Gospels. Jesus invites us to be recipients and agents of this same healing in the world.
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April 19, 2020

Second Sunday of Easter

Joanna

Williams

The invitation is to a mentality of abundance and not scarcity.

Joanna

Williams

The invitation is to a mentality of abundance and not scarcity.
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April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday

Helen

Prejean, CSJ

When we rise, we rise together.

Helen

Prejean, CSJ

When we rise, we rise together.
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April 10, 2020

Good Friday

Joan S.

Dawber, SC

Jesus shows us how to love, to love like God. Jesus' whole life, ministry, and death show us how to love. The question is, what do we do with so great a love?

Joan S.

Dawber, SC

Jesus shows us how to love, to love like God. Jesus' whole life, ministry, and death show us how to love. The question is, what do we do with so great a love?
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April 9, 2020

Holy Thursday

Virginia

Saldanha

Let us all, dedicated women and men, continue to live our priesthood in our communities, neighbourhoods and society as God calls us...

Virginia

Saldanha

Let us all, dedicated women and men, continue to live our priesthood in our communities, neighbourhoods and society as God calls us...
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April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday

Jessica

Coblentz

It is transformation, not reversal or erasure, that awaits us this Holy Week.

Jessica

Coblentz

It is transformation, not reversal or erasure, that awaits us this Holy Week.
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March 29, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Krista

Chincilla

Once we liberate ourselves, we can then ask ourselves how we will accompany and advocate for those who are tied up in suffering.

Krista

Chincilla

Once we liberate ourselves, we can then ask ourselves how we will accompany and advocate for those who are tied up in suffering.
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March 22, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Rachel

Bundang

If we can bring light to others, shouldn’t we do that without delay? If we can bring lifeand help each other flourish and live in fullness, shouldn’t we do that without hesitation? We can be light for one another now. God is light for us now. Live now. Walk in the light

Rachel

Bundang

If we can bring light to others, shouldn’t we do that without delay? If we can bring lifeand help each other flourish and live in fullness, shouldn’t we do that without hesitation? We can be light for one another now. God is light for us now. Live now. Walk in the light
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March 15, 2020

Third Sunday of Lent

Jennifer

Delvaux

We have to, as Jesus did, intentionally go out of ourselves to find the ostracized and invite them into our communities and to walk with them.

Jennifer

Delvaux

We have to, as Jesus did, intentionally go out of ourselves to find the ostracized and invite them into our communities and to walk with them.
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March 8, 2020

Second Sunday of Lent

Lauren M.

Schwer

May we seek to live our belovedness, relax with knowing we cannot control it, and seek to deepen a genuine relationship of response with the God that loved us into existence.

Lauren M.

Schwer

May we seek to live our belovedness, relax with knowing we cannot control it, and seek to deepen a genuine relationship of response with the God that loved us into existence.
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March 1, 2020

First Sunday of Lent

Marcia

Chatelain

In rejecting the Devil’s temptations, Jesus is rejecting is the empty promises of a society that puts any one individual before another...

Marcia

Chatelain

In rejecting the Devil’s temptations, Jesus is rejecting is the empty promises of a society that puts any one individual before another...
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February 26, 2020

Ash Wednesday

Karon

VanAntwerp Latham

May this Lent be an invitation for us to truly be transformed.

Karon

VanAntwerp Latham

May this Lent be an invitation for us to truly be transformed.
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February 23, 2020

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Emily

Cortina

Jesus is calling us to a higher level of justice--one that goes deeper than reason, one that lights our hearts on fire with a love that allows us to look at an enemy and see instead a brother or sister.

Emily

Cortina

Jesus is calling us to a higher level of justice--one that goes deeper than reason, one that lights our hearts on fire with a love that allows us to look at an enemy and see instead a brother or sister.
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February 16, 2020

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Kate

Ott

Jesus reminds us that following the law and the prophets is difficult work, in need of discernment, open to the Spirit, and guided by integrity.

Kate

Ott

Jesus reminds us that following the law and the prophets is difficult work, in need of discernment, open to the Spirit, and guided by integrity.
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February 9, 2020

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bibiana

Ngundo, LSOSF

Let us hold the light of Christ to a world so broken.

Bibiana

Ngundo, LSOSF

Let us hold the light of Christ to a world so broken.
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February 2, 2020

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Kathy Lilla

Cox

Can we develop a willingness to see the infancy of God’s promises being incarnated into the world, a world awaiting and needing restoration, reconciliation, redemption, and peace?

Kathy Lilla

Cox

Can we develop a willingness to see the infancy of God’s promises being incarnated into the world, a world awaiting and needing restoration, reconciliation, redemption, and peace?
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January 26, 2020

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Helen R.

Graham, MM

We ourselves join the psalmist in this mystical quest for the light of God’s face in the darkness of our present world.

Helen R.

Graham, MM

We ourselves join the psalmist in this mystical quest for the light of God’s face in the darkness of our present world.
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January 19, 2020

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jeanmarie

Santopatre

We are being called today, more than ever, to witness where the Holy Spirit is at work in others, as well as in ourselves.

Jeanmarie

Santopatre

We are being called today, more than ever, to witness where the Holy Spirit is at work in others, as well as in ourselves.
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January 12, 2020

Baptism of the Lord

Jane M.

Cruthirds

With faith we step forward each day to do important work that might very well be above our pay grade.

Jane M.

Cruthirds

With faith we step forward each day to do important work that might very well be above our pay grade.
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January 5, 2020

Epiphany of the Lord

Sister Jane

Wakahiu, LSOSF

We have a choice to remain the same or to open our hearts, to open our eyes to see the light of Christ in others, to walk with those who are searching, and, to purify our motives and intentions...

Sister Jane

Wakahiu, LSOSF

We have a choice to remain the same or to open our hearts, to open our eyes to see the light of Christ in others, to walk with those who are searching, and, to purify our motives and intentions...
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January 1, 2020

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Draru Mary

Cecilia, LSMIG

Today we celebrate and appreciate the blessing of God that has come down to us through a woman...

Draru Mary

Cecilia, LSMIG

Today we celebrate and appreciate the blessing of God that has come down to us through a woman...
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December 29, 2019

Feast of the Holy Family

Cambria

Cambria Tortorelli

It is through healthy loving relationships that grace is unleashed in the world.

Cambria

Cambria Tortorelli

It is through healthy loving relationships that grace is unleashed in the world.
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December 25, 2019

Christmas

Diana L.

Hayes

This is the God that we welcome with open arms and hearts into our midst - a child, weak, innocent, lowly, poor, yet God.

Diana L.

Hayes

This is the God that we welcome with open arms and hearts into our midst - a child, weak, innocent, lowly, poor, yet God.
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December 22, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Liz

McCloskey

What are the signs in your own life that God is creating something new in you? and who is it that helps you see the signs?

Liz

McCloskey

What are the signs in your own life that God is creating something new in you? and who is it that helps you see the signs?
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December 15, 2019

Third Sunday of Advent

Mary Jo

Iozzio

Indeed, where anyone is absent or excluded from our assemblies, it is there that our joy will be incomplete... joy in the world as a whole that may only be realized when inclusion prevails.

Mary Jo

Iozzio

Indeed, where anyone is absent or excluded from our assemblies, it is there that our joy will be incomplete... joy in the world as a whole that may only be realized when inclusion prevails.
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December 12, 2019

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Jutta

Jutta

Under the shelter of the Guadalupana, Latin Americans and Mexicans have become stronger in our fights and we have sympathized with those most in need because we have accepted the mystery of God in our lives.

Jutta

Jutta

Under the shelter of the Guadalupana, Latin Americans and Mexicans have become stronger in our fights and we have sympathized with those most in need because we have accepted the mystery of God in our lives.
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December 8, 2019

Second Sunday of Advent

Amy

Echeverria

All of Creation has a prophetic voice, a sacred purpose, and is embraced in God’s story of salvation.

Amy

Echeverria

All of Creation has a prophetic voice, a sacred purpose, and is embraced in God’s story of salvation.
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December 1, 2019

First Sunday of Advent

Jeannine

Gramick, SL

I truly believe that the human family is moving slowly toward Christ’s Second Coming by doing the works of peace, justice, and mercy.

Jeannine

Gramick, SL

I truly believe that the human family is moving slowly toward Christ’s Second Coming by doing the works of peace, justice, and mercy.
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November 24, 2019

Solemnity of Christ the King

Julia

Walsh, FSPA

Let us also see the kingdom of God around us and live like the saints we were made to be!

Julia

Walsh, FSPA

Let us also see the kingdom of God around us and live like the saints we were made to be!
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November 17, 2019

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Katie

Lacz

The deaths of martyrs can feel like total loss. But we are a people of unreasonable hope…that beyond the violence and chaos in this world is the reign of God.

Katie

Lacz

The deaths of martyrs can feel like total loss. But we are a people of unreasonable hope…that beyond the violence and chaos in this world is the reign of God.
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November 10, 2019

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Elizabeth

O'Donnell Gandolfo

We are faced with the task of undoing all that which binds us to the ways and means of Empire and severs us from covenant with the divine, with creation, and with our fellow human beings.

Elizabeth

O'Donnell Gandolfo

We are faced with the task of undoing all that which binds us to the ways and means of Empire and severs us from covenant with the divine, with creation, and with our fellow human beings.
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November 3, 2019

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Yvonne

Prowse

When we're acting out of fear, anxiety, resentment, or self-defensiveness, we're not living as the beloved of God.

Yvonne

Prowse

When we're acting out of fear, anxiety, resentment, or self-defensiveness, we're not living as the beloved of God.
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November 1, 2019

Solemnity of All Saints

Jessie

Bazan

Holy people, past and present, bear witness to what WILL happen by living fully into what IS happening.

Jessie

Bazan

Holy people, past and present, bear witness to what WILL happen by living fully into what IS happening.
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October 27, 2019

Thirthieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Verónica

Rayas

Through our hands and feet, the steadfast mercy, love, and justice of God is experienced by those most in need today.

Verónica

Rayas

Through our hands and feet, the steadfast mercy, love, and justice of God is experienced by those most in need today.
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October 20, 2019

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Margaret Eletta

Guider, OSF

[Today's readings] invite us to do more than see and judge; they require us to act, to make connections and to put into practice what we say we believe...

Margaret Eletta

Guider, OSF

[Today's readings] invite us to do more than see and judge; they require us to act, to make connections and to put into practice what we say we believe...
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October 13, 2019

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Shawnee M.

Daniels-Sykes

For there is no difference between Jews and Samaritans, disabilities and abilities, men, women, and children, black, brown, and white bodies. Yes, we are all one in Christ Jesus.

Shawnee M.

Daniels-Sykes

For there is no difference between Jews and Samaritans, disabilities and abilities, men, women, and children, black, brown, and white bodies. Yes, we are all one in Christ Jesus.
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October 6, 2019

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sia Nyasari

Temu, MM

Faith has the ability to empower us to act, to believe in the power bigger than ourselves, which is working within us to achieve a better future.

Sia Nyasari

Temu, MM

Faith has the ability to empower us to act, to believe in the power bigger than ourselves, which is working within us to achieve a better future.
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September 29, 2019

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Joan

Rosenhauer

Christ’s teachings tell us clearly that we all need to identify the “somethings” we can do to help the Lazaruses in our world.

Joan

Rosenhauer

Christ’s teachings tell us clearly that we all need to identify the “somethings” we can do to help the Lazaruses in our world.
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September 22, 2019

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Marisa

Vertrees

When we focus too much on consumption and material wealth, we harm ourselves, we harm others, and we harm creation. We focus on the wrong things, letting it pull us away from our relationship with God, and forgetting to step back and set aside time for prayer and for God.

Marisa

Vertrees

When we focus too much on consumption and material wealth, we harm ourselves, we harm others, and we harm creation. We focus on the wrong things, letting it pull us away from our relationship with God, and forgetting to step back and set aside time for prayer and for God.
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September 15, 2019

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Krisanne

Vaillancourt Murphy

Restorative justice respects the dignity of every person, including those who have suffered harm AND those who have caused the harm--isn’t that something God asks of each of us?

Krisanne

Vaillancourt Murphy

Restorative justice respects the dignity of every person, including those who have suffered harm AND those who have caused the harm--isn’t that something God asks of each of us?
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September 8, 2019

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gina

Messina

…being 'all in' is rare - it is challenging and a great risk that many of us are not willing to take…what we can do is wake up every morning and acknowledge our position in the world, our abilities to contribute to positive social change, and do our best to make that happen. We are not always going to be successful; but it is our intention that matters.

Gina

Messina

…being 'all in' is rare - it is challenging and a great risk that many of us are not willing to take…what we can do is wake up every morning and acknowledge our position in the world, our abilities to contribute to positive social change, and do our best to make that happen. We are not always going to be successful; but it is our intention that matters.
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September 1, 2019

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Marie Anne

Mayeski

If we are to be humble after the pattern of Jesus, then, like Him, we must lay aside the garments that social status and worldly privilege dress us in and wash the feet of those who are like us, equal to us, made in the image and likeness of God.

Marie Anne

Mayeski

If we are to be humble after the pattern of Jesus, then, like Him, we must lay aside the garments that social status and worldly privilege dress us in and wash the feet of those who are like us, equal to us, made in the image and likeness of God.
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August 25, 2019

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Michelle

Becka

Being a Christian is not simply a state of mind. It requires a decision – how we want to live as Christians...Whatever we are waiting for, will not happen by itself.

Michelle

Becka

Being a Christian is not simply a state of mind. It requires a decision – how we want to live as Christians...Whatever we are waiting for, will not happen by itself.
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August 18, 2019

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Kim

Miller

Where is the Spirit gently or perhaps forcefully guiding you in the race laid before you?

Kim

Miller

Where is the Spirit gently or perhaps forcefully guiding you in the race laid before you?
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August 15, 2019

Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary

Carolyn

Osiek, RSCJ

Mary too is caught up in this great process of realizing the effects of the resurrection. It’s not a promise of peace during the course of the process; rather, it’s a promise of tension and struggle. We live in time and we touch eternity.

Carolyn

Osiek, RSCJ

Mary too is caught up in this great process of realizing the effects of the resurrection. It’s not a promise of peace during the course of the process; rather, it’s a promise of tension and struggle. We live in time and we touch eternity.
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August 11, 2019

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Michelle

Pérez

As I continue to grapple with missionary discipleship and servant leadership in my every day tasks and duties... I'm going to remeber "still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more."

Michelle

Pérez

As I continue to grapple with missionary discipleship and servant leadership in my every day tasks and duties... I'm going to remeber "still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more."
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August 4, 2019

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Meghan J.

Clark

The Rich Fool helps us remember that private property is not absolute. The goods of the earth are never really just “mine” to do with as I please.

Meghan J.

Clark

The Rich Fool helps us remember that private property is not absolute. The goods of the earth are never really just “mine” to do with as I please.
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July 28, 2019

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Judette

Gallares, R.C.

Jesus is teaching us that prayer is first and foremost a relationship between God and us, a relationship built on love and trust, not on fear.

Judette

Gallares, R.C.

Jesus is teaching us that prayer is first and foremost a relationship between God and us, a relationship built on love and trust, not on fear.
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July 22, 2019

Feast of Saint Mary of Magdala

Elizabeth

Berne DeGear

My message of good news today is that you are it. We are it. We’ve got a lot of choices to make. We’ve got a lot of building to do. The Feast of Mary Magdalene is a great day to start.

Elizabeth

Berne DeGear

My message of good news today is that you are it. We are it. We’ve got a lot of choices to make. We’ve got a lot of building to do. The Feast of Mary Magdalene is a great day to start.
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July 21, 2019

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lupita

Vital Cruz

I invite you to be hospitable by embracing immigrants, embracing those with no voice, embracing our neighbors, and embracing our families and ourselves.

Lupita

Vital Cruz

I invite you to be hospitable by embracing immigrants, embracing those with no voice, embracing our neighbors, and embracing our families and ourselves.
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July 14, 2019

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Julie

George, SSpS

This parable of the Good Samaritan is a powerful attack on all forms of prejudice and feelings of superiority.

Julie

George, SSpS

This parable of the Good Samaritan is a powerful attack on all forms of prejudice and feelings of superiority.
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July 7, 2019

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Emily

Rauer Davis

I rejoice in God as Mother, whose love is always there for the taking, arms open wide to receive and comfort and then send us back out, together, to do Her work in the world.

Emily

Rauer Davis

I rejoice in God as Mother, whose love is always there for the taking, arms open wide to receive and comfort and then send us back out, together, to do Her work in the world.
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June 30, 2019

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Elizabeth

Turnwald

But the marvelous thing about God, this all-forgiving, all-patient Universal Love, is that even when we don’t answer “correctly,” she finds a way of repeating herself; and she will continue asking until we’re ready.

Elizabeth

Turnwald

But the marvelous thing about God, this all-forgiving, all-patient Universal Love, is that even when we don’t answer “correctly,” she finds a way of repeating herself; and she will continue asking until we’re ready.
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June 23, 2019

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Rita

Ferrone

a Eucharistic piety that discerns the Body of the Lord in the consecrated species, but not in the body of our brothers and sisters in need is not a genuine Eucharistic piety.

Rita

Ferrone

a Eucharistic piety that discerns the Body of the Lord in the consecrated species, but not in the body of our brothers and sisters in need is not a genuine Eucharistic piety.
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June 16, 2019

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Lynn

Cooper

They are in cahoots, co-conspirators, bringing one another into greater fullness, by being in relationship. Joyous, creative, inter-dependent, time-insensitive relationship.

Lynn

Cooper

They are in cahoots, co-conspirators, bringing one another into greater fullness, by being in relationship. Joyous, creative, inter-dependent, time-insensitive relationship.
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June 9, 2019

Pentecost

Boreta A.

Singleton

The same Spirit that urged Jesus to pray and fast in the desert for forty days, the same Spirit that enabled him to heal the sick, the same Spirit that forgave his executioners is present in you.

Boreta A.

Singleton

The same Spirit that urged Jesus to pray and fast in the desert for forty days, the same Spirit that enabled him to heal the sick, the same Spirit that forgave his executioners is present in you.
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June 2, 2019

Solemnity of the Ascension

Gretchen

Crowder

If [the disciples] continue to raise their eyes up to Heaven instead of looking forward to the Christ in their midst, they will miss the point.

Gretchen

Crowder

If [the disciples] continue to raise their eyes up to Heaven instead of looking forward to the Christ in their midst, they will miss the point.
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May 26, 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Hilda

Ortiz Mena

We cannot solve all of [the world's problems]. But we can dare to open the door and start a life of reconciliation and encounter everywhere we are.

Hilda

Ortiz Mena

We cannot solve all of [the world's problems]. But we can dare to open the door and start a life of reconciliation and encounter everywhere we are.
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May 19, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Melinda

Brown Donovan

As receivers of that redemptive love, we are called to embody the love of Christ: to become a community of healing mercy, kindness, inclusion, compassion, and forgiveness.

Melinda

Brown Donovan

As receivers of that redemptive love, we are called to embody the love of Christ: to become a community of healing mercy, kindness, inclusion, compassion, and forgiveness.
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May 12, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Colleen

Gibson, SSJ

God has a vision for our world. It is a vision of a world in which every nation, race, people, and tongue are united. It is a vision looking for a home in our hearts...

Colleen

Gibson, SSJ

God has a vision for our world. It is a vision of a world in which every nation, race, people, and tongue are united. It is a vision looking for a home in our hearts...
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May 5, 2019

Third Sunday of Easter

Mary Kate

Holman

The good news of the resurrection isn’t something that we receive passively, it’s God calling us to action.

Mary Kate

Holman

The good news of the resurrection isn’t something that we receive passively, it’s God calling us to action.
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April 28, 2019

Second Sunday of Easter

Noella

de Souza, MCJ

When we touch the Resurrected in today’s crucified, touch the wounds of those whom our system tries to make invisible, we admit like Thomas: "My Master! My God!"

Noella

de Souza, MCJ

When we touch the Resurrected in today’s crucified, touch the wounds of those whom our system tries to make invisible, we admit like Thomas: "My Master! My God!"
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April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday

Annie

Burns

if we are able to move forward with mercy, grace, compassion, and camaraderie, with sincerity and truth, then the fear and despair, pain, and confusion of this moment will not last. And while we cannot guess where the Spirit may lead us, we can trust that the Spirit remains with us. We can trust that this moment, these burial shrouds, this empty tomb, are not the end of the story.

Annie

Burns

if we are able to move forward with mercy, grace, compassion, and camaraderie, with sincerity and truth, then the fear and despair, pain, and confusion of this moment will not last. And while we cannot guess where the Spirit may lead us, we can trust that the Spirit remains with us. We can trust that this moment, these burial shrouds, this empty tomb, are not the end of the story.
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April 19, 2019

Good Friday

Karolin

Kuhn, SSND

[Jesus] invites us to be his hands and heart by staying close to those in pain and darkness, by enduring with them their agony, anger and anxiety, by giving voice to their cry for justice and by fighting side by side with them against evil and crime, abuse and oppression.

Karolin

Kuhn, SSND

[Jesus] invites us to be his hands and heart by staying close to those in pain and darkness, by enduring with them their agony, anger and anxiety, by giving voice to their cry for justice and by fighting side by side with them against evil and crime, abuse and oppression.
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April 18, 2019

Holy Thursday

Kathy

Baroody

Can we choose to love to the utmost? To engage humbly with one person at a time, to offer refreshment and tenderness to the weary soul, to look with extraordinary love into the eyes of the person in front of us, and convey that they are of infinite value?

Kathy

Baroody

Can we choose to love to the utmost? To engage humbly with one person at a time, to offer refreshment and tenderness to the weary soul, to look with extraordinary love into the eyes of the person in front of us, and convey that they are of infinite value?
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April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday

Martha

Zechmeister, CJ

Celebrating the Passion of Jesus Christ means to continue our struggle to transform our world into a more human world. This has a political dimension. But it also means to be open, sensitive and touchable for the person who lives next to me.

Martha

Zechmeister, CJ

Celebrating the Passion of Jesus Christ means to continue our struggle to transform our world into a more human world. This has a political dimension. But it also means to be open, sensitive and touchable for the person who lives next to me.
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April 7, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Kaya

Oakes

Our newness might look like this: that we might speak, and be believed, instead of being dismissed...That we might get, for the first time, to tell our own stories, instead of having them told.

Kaya

Oakes

Our newness might look like this: that we might speak, and be believed, instead of being dismissed...That we might get, for the first time, to tell our own stories, instead of having them told.
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March 31, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Paola

Piscitelli

May we be able to accept the embrace and words of the Father and may we witness the same welcome and joy to those who are excluded.

Paola

Piscitelli

May we be able to accept the embrace and words of the Father and may we witness the same welcome and joy to those who are excluded.
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March 24, 2019

Third Sunday of Lent

Kristin

Heyer

Responding to God’s prophetic call in Exodus often requires the mercy and patience God shows in Luke’s gospel—we are called not only to resist empire and release the captives, but also to bridge-build and forgive.

Kristin

Heyer

Responding to God’s prophetic call in Exodus often requires the mercy and patience God shows in Luke’s gospel—we are called not only to resist empire and release the captives, but also to bridge-build and forgive.
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March 17, 2019

Second Sunday of Lent

Sister Jane

Wakahiu, LSOSF

God meets us right where we are, and in the ordinariness of our own lives, but we too have a responsibility to pause, to listen, and to open our eyes to see what God is asking of us

Sister Jane

Wakahiu, LSOSF

God meets us right where we are, and in the ordinariness of our own lives, but we too have a responsibility to pause, to listen, and to open our eyes to see what God is asking of us
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March 10, 2019

First Sunday of Lent

Sheila

Kinsey, FCJM

We are to become the presence of God for others. In our lives, we will face temptations, but God is there to guide us so that we don’t fall into sin.

Sheila

Kinsey, FCJM

We are to become the presence of God for others. In our lives, we will face temptations, but God is there to guide us so that we don’t fall into sin.
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March 6, 2019

Ash Wednesday

Christine E.

Boyle

As I enter my forty day journey of Lent I am praying to discern a grace-led and grace-filled pathway forward. Discernment does not mean slow or passive acting; it means deliberately prayerful, and Spirit-led listening and action…

Christine E.

Boyle

As I enter my forty day journey of Lent I am praying to discern a grace-led and grace-filled pathway forward. Discernment does not mean slow or passive acting; it means deliberately prayerful, and Spirit-led listening and action…
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March 3, 2019

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jaclyn

Newns

We need to image God as a vine grower and gardener admiring us, proud of us. If we really believe that we are worthy of God delighting in us and rejoicing in us, then we have to delight and rejoice in ourselves - and each other.

Jaclyn

Newns

We need to image God as a vine grower and gardener admiring us, proud of us. If we really believe that we are worthy of God delighting in us and rejoicing in us, then we have to delight and rejoice in ourselves - and each other.
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February 24, 2019

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rhonda

Miska

This Gospel challenges each of us, as it challenged the original listeners, to creative nonviolent resistance to injustice.

Rhonda

Miska

This Gospel challenges each of us, as it challenged the original listeners, to creative nonviolent resistance to injustice.
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February 17, 2019

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jennifer

Owens-Jofré

Let us become a people of radical Christian hope. Let us place our faith in the Kin-dom that is to come. Let us embrace our charge to partner with God in bringing that Kin-dom about, in the here and now.

Jennifer

Owens-Jofré

Let us become a people of radical Christian hope. Let us place our faith in the Kin-dom that is to come. Let us embrace our charge to partner with God in bringing that Kin-dom about, in the here and now.
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February 10, 2019

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Neomi

De Anda

How do we say “yes” to the unknown; to the possibility; to the struggle, to the pain, to the suffering, to listening, like Jesus, to the calls and the cries from our communities both near and far?

Neomi

De Anda

How do we say “yes” to the unknown; to the possibility; to the struggle, to the pain, to the suffering, to listening, like Jesus, to the calls and the cries from our communities both near and far?
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February 3, 2019

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Louise

Lears, SC

Jesus was doing just what he was anointed to do. He was opening the eyes of those before him to their racism and nationalism. He was trying to set them free of their captivity, reminding them that God’s love extends to everyone – and so should theirs.

Louise

Lears, SC

Jesus was doing just what he was anointed to do. He was opening the eyes of those before him to their racism and nationalism. He was trying to set them free of their captivity, reminding them that God’s love extends to everyone – and so should theirs.
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January 27, 2019

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Carmen M.

Nanko-Fernández

For too long we have domesticated the Holy Spirit, imagining a peaceful white dove

Carmen M.

Nanko-Fernández

For too long we have domesticated the Holy Spirit, imagining a peaceful white dove
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January 20, 2019

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jane E.

Regan

As we move into the second week in ordinary time, may we be those who intentionally reflect God’s glory through a sense of gratitude, through actions of kindness, and by nurturing within one another the voices that preach the Gospel in word and action.

Jane E.

Regan

As we move into the second week in ordinary time, may we be those who intentionally reflect God’s glory through a sense of gratitude, through actions of kindness, and by nurturing within one another the voices that preach the Gospel in word and action.
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January 13, 2019

The Baptism of the Lord

Andrea Hattler

Bramson

As you ponder your life, tasks, and responsibilities, let yourself doubt (kinda like John the Baptist), be confident that God accompanies us with love and mercy, and then let yourself stay TRUE to your vocation – whatever it is.

Andrea Hattler

Bramson

As you ponder your life, tasks, and responsibilities, let yourself doubt (kinda like John the Baptist), be confident that God accompanies us with love and mercy, and then let yourself stay TRUE to your vocation – whatever it is.
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January 6, 2019

Epiphany of the Lord

Barbara E.

Quinn, RSCJ

When the light of the Epiphany star sears our souls, it also casts a beam of light across and beyond any horizon we have imagined before, calling us to a new vision.

Barbara E.

Quinn, RSCJ

When the light of the Epiphany star sears our souls, it also casts a beam of light across and beyond any horizon we have imagined before, calling us to a new vision.
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January 1, 2019

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

WAMŨYŨ TERESIA

WACHIRA, IBVM

How do I receive those that I consider irrelevant, a nuisance, those that are different from me, the refugees, the migrants, the poor and marginalized? The Marys and Shepherds of our world today.

WAMŨYŨ TERESIA

WACHIRA, IBVM

How do I receive those that I consider irrelevant, a nuisance, those that are different from me, the refugees, the migrants, the poor and marginalized? The Marys and Shepherds of our world today.
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December 30, 2018

Feast of the Holy Family

Kerry

Weber

We’re simply asked to do what families do, which is sacrifice for each other. We work late nights to support each other; we give up jobs to be with each other; we look away from our screens; we clean up after each other, we laugh, we sit in silence, in sorrow, in solidarity with each other. And we do this with the aim of modeling the love of Christ, who sacrificed his life for all of us.

Kerry

Weber

We’re simply asked to do what families do, which is sacrifice for each other. We work late nights to support each other; we give up jobs to be with each other; we look away from our screens; we clean up after each other, we laugh, we sit in silence, in sorrow, in solidarity with each other. And we do this with the aim of modeling the love of Christ, who sacrificed his life for all of us.
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December 25, 2018

Christmas

Yadira

Vieyra Alvarez

We must remember, however, that receiving this child is a decision. If we do not accept and embrace the presence of Jesus in our daily lives, of what use is his peaceful dominion?

Yadira

Vieyra Alvarez

We must remember, however, that receiving this child is a decision. If we do not accept and embrace the presence of Jesus in our daily lives, of what use is his peaceful dominion?
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December 23, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sara

Fairbanks, OP

How will we labor with God, who brings down the powerful and lifts up the lowly so that as sisters and brothers we may live in dignity and equality as the one family of God?

Sara

Fairbanks, OP

How will we labor with God, who brings down the powerful and lifts up the lowly so that as sisters and brothers we may live in dignity and equality as the one family of God?
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December 16, 2018

Third Sunday of Advent

Elyse

Galloway

But with God, happiness has absolutely nothing to do with circumstances. Circumstances are temporary, while our relationship and life with God is eternal. We are to lean into this perspective, master it.

Elyse

Galloway

But with God, happiness has absolutely nothing to do with circumstances. Circumstances are temporary, while our relationship and life with God is eternal. We are to lean into this perspective, master it.
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December 12, 2018

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Natalia

Imperatori-Lee

Guadalupe is still a locus of solidarity for women in travail, and as the patroness of the Americas she reminds us not to be afraid, even though our situations seem hopeless, and that she is here—accompanying us, rejoicing with us, hearing us into speech, encouraging our confrontations with the powerful, preparing a place where we might rest and rejoice in one another.

Natalia

Imperatori-Lee

Guadalupe is still a locus of solidarity for women in travail, and as the patroness of the Americas she reminds us not to be afraid, even though our situations seem hopeless, and that she is here—accompanying us, rejoicing with us, hearing us into speech, encouraging our confrontations with the powerful, preparing a place where we might rest and rejoice in one another.
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December 9, 2018

Second Sunday of Advent

Rebecca

Muder

God isn’t interested in perfect. She is interested in our willingness to try. And, as we try, we are called to remember that we are being joyfully accompanied, in good times and bad.

Rebecca

Muder

God isn’t interested in perfect. She is interested in our willingness to try. And, as we try, we are called to remember that we are being joyfully accompanied, in good times and bad.
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December 8, 2018

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Annemarie

Paulin-Campbell

How do we grapple in our own annunciation moments when our former understanding of our future is shattered and a new one is held out in invitation?

Annemarie

Paulin-Campbell

How do we grapple in our own annunciation moments when our former understanding of our future is shattered and a new one is held out in invitation?
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December 2, 2018

First Sunday of Advent

Carmen

Sammut, msola

We are called to recognise Jesus, the Emmanuel, God-with-us, God never without us, not in the spectacular but in every person we meet, especially those we would normally exclude and in the small details and gestures, we often fail to notice.

Carmen

Sammut, msola

We are called to recognise Jesus, the Emmanuel, God-with-us, God never without us, not in the spectacular but in every person we meet, especially those we would normally exclude and in the small details and gestures, we often fail to notice.
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November 25, 2018

Solemnity of Christ the King

Agnes M.

Brazal

The crucifixion of Jesus and the death of many other martyrs for faith and justice shows that the promotion of God’s reign is not easy and entails sacrifice. The powers that be will not readily give up their dominion. But our faith provides us with the basis of hope that in the end, it is God’s reign that will last forever.

Agnes M.

Brazal

The crucifixion of Jesus and the death of many other martyrs for faith and justice shows that the promotion of God’s reign is not easy and entails sacrifice. The powers that be will not readily give up their dominion. But our faith provides us with the basis of hope that in the end, it is God’s reign that will last forever.
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November 18, 2018

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Claire

Noonan

The Scriptures call us to consider all the great teachers of our lives, those both inside and outside the classroom.

Claire

Noonan

The Scriptures call us to consider all the great teachers of our lives, those both inside and outside the classroom.
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November 11, 2018

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Kelly

Miguens

What must change in my life and heart, so that I too may offer myself generously, from my own poverty, to the work of God in this world.

Kelly

Miguens

What must change in my life and heart, so that I too may offer myself generously, from my own poverty, to the work of God in this world.
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November 4, 2018

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Marina

Pastrana

Today’s readings are a call to us to reflect and question where we are relying on social norms and structures rather than moving closer to the kingdom by loving our neighbor.

Marina

Pastrana

Today’s readings are a call to us to reflect and question where we are relying on social norms and structures rather than moving closer to the kingdom by loving our neighbor.
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November 1, 2018

All Saints Day

Kerry

Robinson

We are reminded that the invitation to sanctity is not for the unattainably pious or impossibly virtuous, but for all of us.

Kerry

Robinson

We are reminded that the invitation to sanctity is not for the unattainably pious or impossibly virtuous, but for all of us.
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October 28, 2018

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jocelyn A.

Sideco

Not only does Jesus hear me, he reminds me to take courage and calls me to take my place and be included among his followers.

Jocelyn A.

Sideco

Not only does Jesus hear me, he reminds me to take courage and calls me to take my place and be included among his followers.
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October 21, 2018

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Maria

Cataldo-Cunniff

Are church leaders trying to protect or portray an image of the church that is more about how we hope to appear and less about the truth, that we are sinners, loved by God?

Maria

Cataldo-Cunniff

Are church leaders trying to protect or portray an image of the church that is more about how we hope to appear and less about the truth, that we are sinners, loved by God?
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October 14, 2018

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Trean

Yonkers-Talz

without riches and money, we are able to enter love and life in a very different way. We are able to see clearly what is most important, because the material things don’t clutter our view of what matters.

Trean

Yonkers-Talz

without riches and money, we are able to enter love and life in a very different way. We are able to see clearly what is most important, because the material things don’t clutter our view of what matters.
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October 7, 2018

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Susan A.

Ross

I for one see the combination of these readings as an affirmation of our need to be loved and to love -- and as a rejection of the tendency to try and find exceptions or loopholes to the love of God which, as St. Paul reminds us, surpasses all understanding.

Susan A.

Ross

I for one see the combination of these readings as an affirmation of our need to be loved and to love -- and as a rejection of the tendency to try and find exceptions or loopholes to the love of God which, as St. Paul reminds us, surpasses all understanding.
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September 30, 2018

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lorna

Gold

In our church and in our world today there are many people and places where the Spirit is blowing. Even over the past weeks, as the scandal and negativity swirls around, green shoots have been appearing on the tree. They have been growing from the grassroots up in the most surprising places during this Season of Creation.

Lorna

Gold

In our church and in our world today there are many people and places where the Spirit is blowing. Even over the past weeks, as the scandal and negativity swirls around, green shoots have been appearing on the tree. They have been growing from the grassroots up in the most surprising places during this Season of Creation.
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September 23, 2018

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mar

Muñoz-Visoso

The Lord invites us today to listen more attentively, to talk to Him especially when we don’t understand, and to identify and get rid of those things, actions and attitudes that distract us from truly listening to the Word of God and living like a true disciple.

Mar

Muñoz-Visoso

The Lord invites us today to listen more attentively, to talk to Him especially when we don’t understand, and to identify and get rid of those things, actions and attitudes that distract us from truly listening to the Word of God and living like a true disciple.
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September 16, 2018

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Cecilia

González-Andrieu

Today, as we face political regimes at home and abroad that assail human rights, attack the vulnerable, and deny our common humanity, we must, each of us, discern prayerfully what following Jesus will mean in our context. Our faith will become deeper and more real, by the same measure that our works communicate the reign of God.

Cecilia

González-Andrieu

Today, as we face political regimes at home and abroad that assail human rights, attack the vulnerable, and deny our common humanity, we must, each of us, discern prayerfully what following Jesus will mean in our context. Our faith will become deeper and more real, by the same measure that our works communicate the reign of God.
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September 9, 2018

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Kristine C.

Meneses

It is only when we begin to “be open,” ephphatha that things will be clear, and we see what they express “correctly.”

Kristine C.

Meneses

It is only when we begin to “be open,” ephphatha that things will be clear, and we see what they express “correctly.”
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September 2, 2018

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Maryann

Cusimano Love

Peace, love, law and justice go together. When we follow a narrow idea of "law and order" without heart, we violate God's law.

Maryann

Cusimano Love

Peace, love, law and justice go together. When we follow a narrow idea of "law and order" without heart, we violate God's law.
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August 26, 2018

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Heidi

Kallen

When you spend time with people, you begin to see as they do, act as they do, feel as they do. Peter’s words, “You have the words of eternal life,” speak beyond a knowledge of the intellect, and move to felt experience, lived experience with Jesus.

Heidi

Kallen

When you spend time with people, you begin to see as they do, act as they do, feel as they do. Peter’s words, “You have the words of eternal life,” speak beyond a knowledge of the intellect, and move to felt experience, lived experience with Jesus.
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August 19, 2018

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Anita

Houck

We’re all called to do serious work in our own evil age. But we can’t let the times make us hold so tightly to ourselves that our hands aren’t free to partake in and share the banquet.

Anita

Houck

We’re all called to do serious work in our own evil age. But we can’t let the times make us hold so tightly to ourselves that our hands aren’t free to partake in and share the banquet.
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August 15, 2018

Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary

Kochurani

Abraham

The Feast of the Assumption invites us then, to birth a new vision like the apocalyptic woman and like Mary, by becoming persons, a community, a Church who can intervene prophetically in this world.

Kochurani

Abraham

The Feast of the Assumption invites us then, to birth a new vision like the apocalyptic woman and like Mary, by becoming persons, a community, a Church who can intervene prophetically in this world.
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August 12, 2018

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mary Lou

Bozza

May our hearts and eyes remain open to the daily bread set before us, and may we be brave enough to keep walking, and keep sharing our bread with others along the way.

Mary Lou

Bozza

May our hearts and eyes remain open to the daily bread set before us, and may we be brave enough to keep walking, and keep sharing our bread with others along the way.
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August 5, 2018

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Tessa

Pulaski

Jesus calls us to be relational: just as bread is broken and shared among friends and family, we are most nourished when we are living out Jesus’ message to care for one another and build just relationships in society.

Tessa

Pulaski

Jesus calls us to be relational: just as bread is broken and shared among friends and family, we are most nourished when we are living out Jesus’ message to care for one another and build just relationships in society.
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July 29, 2018

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Afou Chantal

Bengaly

It is too easy to lament the condition of the world and, like the disciples, feel overwhelmed. Jesus says, ‘just bring me what you have and let’s get started.’ The conversion of the whole world will begin with me, with meager loaves and fishes. Jesus will surely multiply them; He will not fail.

Afou Chantal

Bengaly

It is too easy to lament the condition of the world and, like the disciples, feel overwhelmed. Jesus says, ‘just bring me what you have and let’s get started.’ The conversion of the whole world will begin with me, with meager loaves and fishes. Jesus will surely multiply them; He will not fail.
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July 22, 2018

Feast of St. Mary of Magdala

Collen

Griffith

Mary of Magdala, stay present, that the blessing of your life will continue in us, women and men alike, who long to love and lead in ways both wide and deep, and yes true, utterly true.

Collen

Griffith

Mary of Magdala, stay present, that the blessing of your life will continue in us, women and men alike, who long to love and lead in ways both wide and deep, and yes true, utterly true.
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July 22, 2018

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Samantha

Lin

So as we go forth, let our own hearts imitate that of a weary, hungry, Jesus. What would the world look like if, instead of defining ourselves in contrast to others, we let ourselves be moved by pity, as Jesus was?

Samantha

Lin

So as we go forth, let our own hearts imitate that of a weary, hungry, Jesus. What would the world look like if, instead of defining ourselves in contrast to others, we let ourselves be moved by pity, as Jesus was?
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July 15, 2018

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Heidi A.

Cerneka

The call is to radical but profound faith - to put down our security blankets, even those that we feel are most necessary, to trust, and to go out to meet others.

Heidi A.

Cerneka

The call is to radical but profound faith - to put down our security blankets, even those that we feel are most necessary, to trust, and to go out to meet others.
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July 8, 2018

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sallie

Latkovich, CSJ

All of us, you and I, are the Church! And, if we took up the call to be Prophet, we might together birth the life that God intends, restore the life that God intends, and indeed light the way to the Reign of God on earth.

Sallie

Latkovich, CSJ

All of us, you and I, are the Church! And, if we took up the call to be Prophet, we might together birth the life that God intends, restore the life that God intends, and indeed light the way to the Reign of God on earth.
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July 1, 2018

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sr. Gabriella

Bottani

Talitha Kum is an invitation to all to stand up to counter with our voice, our actions, our daily choices and our lives everything that promotes and supports exploitation and trafficking in persons.

Sr. Gabriella

Bottani

Talitha Kum is an invitation to all to stand up to counter with our voice, our actions, our daily choices and our lives everything that promotes and supports exploitation and trafficking in persons.
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June 24, 2018

Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Elizabeth M.

Stewart

When we know our truths deep down, especially when these truths come from the sacred space in our hearts where God speaks to us, we must speak.

Elizabeth M.

Stewart

When we know our truths deep down, especially when these truths come from the sacred space in our hearts where God speaks to us, we must speak.
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June 17, 2018

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Alyssa

Pasternak Post

Let us draw close to the One who tells the truth at slant in parable form and who compels our participation in the unfolding of the divine story. Let’s do so with courage and gratitude, wherever we are in the mundane existence of our daily lives.

Alyssa

Pasternak Post

Let us draw close to the One who tells the truth at slant in parable form and who compels our participation in the unfolding of the divine story. Let’s do so with courage and gratitude, wherever we are in the mundane existence of our daily lives.
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June 10, 2018

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Alison M.

Benders

The Holy Spirit’s work cannot be reduced to comfort and consolation. Rather, the work of the Spirit is turbulent. The Turbulent Spirit upends our distorted priorities through the protests of the poor.

Alison M.

Benders

The Holy Spirit’s work cannot be reduced to comfort and consolation. Rather, the work of the Spirit is turbulent. The Turbulent Spirit upends our distorted priorities through the protests of the poor.
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June 3, 2018

Body and Blood of Christ

Jeannine

Hill Fletcher

If we are going to venerate the blood of the tortured Christ, we must immerse ourselves in blood. We must see the violence that surrounds us, recognize our participation in its securities, refuse its dead works and commit ourselves to the preciousness of the blood that is life.

Jeannine

Hill Fletcher

If we are going to venerate the blood of the tortured Christ, we must immerse ourselves in blood. We must see the violence that surrounds us, recognize our participation in its securities, refuse its dead works and commit ourselves to the preciousness of the blood that is life.
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May 20, 2018

Pentecost

Deb

Organ

Today is Pentecost. Together we can gather in the sure and certain expectation of being permeated by the Spirit’s wind and fire that come from beyond our fears, divisions and wounds. This is truly amazing!

Deb

Organ

Today is Pentecost. Together we can gather in the sure and certain expectation of being permeated by the Spirit’s wind and fire that come from beyond our fears, divisions and wounds. This is truly amazing!
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May 13, 2018

Ascension of the Lord

Elizabeth

Ngami

Today's Gospel reminds us of our mission. . . to go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. This is our role, as His followers who were baptized in His Holy name, to continue with His ministry here on earth.

Elizabeth

Ngami

Today's Gospel reminds us of our mission. . . to go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. This is our role, as His followers who were baptized in His Holy name, to continue with His ministry here on earth.
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May 6, 2018

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Jung Eun Sophia

Park, SNJM

In the spirit of discernment and listening, when we dare to cross boundaries and to embrace the stranger or the unfamiliar, we can remain in love of Jesus. And we can make a fresh new song to the Lord.

Jung Eun Sophia

Park, SNJM

In the spirit of discernment and listening, when we dare to cross boundaries and to embrace the stranger or the unfamiliar, we can remain in love of Jesus. And we can make a fresh new song to the Lord.
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April 29, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Karen

Murphy

What actions, thoughts, and attitudes in us need to be pruned so that we may bear more faithfully the fruits of the Resurrection? What actions, thoughts, and attitudes in our Church need to be pruned so that together as a community, we may bear more faithfully the fruits of the Resurrection?

Karen

Murphy

What actions, thoughts, and attitudes in us need to be pruned so that we may bear more faithfully the fruits of the Resurrection? What actions, thoughts, and attitudes in our Church need to be pruned so that together as a community, we may bear more faithfully the fruits of the Resurrection?
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April 22, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Valerie D.

Lewis-Mosley, OPA

There is Power in the Name of Jesus. It is time for the church to use the Power of the Name of Jesus to activate the healing, tender the care and mend the brokenness of this world.

Valerie D.

Lewis-Mosley, OPA

There is Power in the Name of Jesus. It is time for the church to use the Power of the Name of Jesus to activate the healing, tender the care and mend the brokenness of this world.
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April 15, 2018

Third Sunday of Easter

Mary C.

McGinnity

Let us share a meal with Christ in the Eucharist today. . . then go out and renew ourselves, our friends and families, and especially our broken communities with that love of Christ living in and between us.

Mary C.

McGinnity

Let us share a meal with Christ in the Eucharist today. . . then go out and renew ourselves, our friends and families, and especially our broken communities with that love of Christ living in and between us.
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April 9, 2018

Solemnity of the Annunciation

Elizabeth

O'Donnell Gandolfo

Will we choose to open ourselves up and say yes to the grace that will empower us to stand with Miriam of Nazareth and, with our words and our lives, declare the greatness of a God who casts the mighty from their thrones and lifts up the lowly?

Elizabeth

O'Donnell Gandolfo

Will we choose to open ourselves up and say yes to the grace that will empower us to stand with Miriam of Nazareth and, with our words and our lives, declare the greatness of a God who casts the mighty from their thrones and lifts up the lowly?
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April 8, 2018

Second Sunday of Easter

Pauline

Chakkalakal, dsp

Mercy Sunday challenges us to be ambassadors of God’s mercy in a world that seems to have lost the values of compassion and love.

Pauline

Chakkalakal, dsp

Mercy Sunday challenges us to be ambassadors of God’s mercy in a world that seems to have lost the values of compassion and love.
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April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday

Sandra

Schneiders, IHM

John’s Easter narrative is not, first and foremost, about what happened in Palestine in the first century. It is about us, our personal and corporate experience of Jesus, risen and living within and among us today...

Sandra

Schneiders, IHM

John’s Easter narrative is not, first and foremost, about what happened in Palestine in the first century. It is about us, our personal and corporate experience of Jesus, risen and living within and among us today...
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March 30, 2018

Good Friday

Kimberly

Lymore

If we, the church, the disciples of Jesus Christ, don’t take a stand who will?

Kimberly

Lymore

If we, the church, the disciples of Jesus Christ, don’t take a stand who will?
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March 29, 2018

Holy Thursday

Andrea

Koverman, SC

Let us respond in word and action to God’s immense and unconditional love of us by treating each other as we have been taught. Let us to do for each other what has been done for us.

Andrea

Koverman, SC

Let us respond in word and action to God’s immense and unconditional love of us by treating each other as we have been taught. Let us to do for each other what has been done for us.
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March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

Maria Clara

Bingemer

And true life is life which is put at service of liberation of the poor and oppressed.

Maria Clara

Bingemer

And true life is life which is put at service of liberation of the poor and oppressed.
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March 18, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Jessica

Kerber, aci

Something is being “written on our hearts” this Lent. May it not remain just a grain of wheat.

Jessica

Kerber, aci

Something is being “written on our hearts” this Lent. May it not remain just a grain of wheat.
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March 11, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Kelly

Adamson

In this Lenten season we are invited to name what ails us, to look at the darkness and choose light; to look at violence and choose peace; to look at hatred and choose love.

Kelly

Adamson

In this Lenten season we are invited to name what ails us, to look at the darkness and choose light; to look at violence and choose peace; to look at hatred and choose love.
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March 4, 2018

Third Sunday of Lent

Martha Ann

Kirk, CCVI

For Christians nonviolence is the attitude of one who is so convinced of God’s love and power that he or she is not afraid to tackle evil with weapons of love and truth.

Martha Ann

Kirk, CCVI

For Christians nonviolence is the attitude of one who is so convinced of God’s love and power that he or she is not afraid to tackle evil with weapons of love and truth.
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February 25, 2018

Second Sunday of Lent

Ann M. Garrido

Garrido

We who are the descendants of Abraham—the offspring of Isaac—know that God never wants us to sacrifice our children. Our God abhors such a thing.

Ann M. Garrido

Garrido

We who are the descendants of Abraham—the offspring of Isaac—know that God never wants us to sacrifice our children. Our God abhors such a thing.
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February 18, 2018

First Sunday of Lent

Christina

Leañ​o

Lent is a time to enter the desert. To enter into a time of simplicity. Of paring down what we accumulate and what we want. And to rest in the truth that God will always provide exactly what we need.

Christina

Leañ​o

Lent is a time to enter the desert. To enter into a time of simplicity. Of paring down what we accumulate and what we want. And to rest in the truth that God will always provide exactly what we need.
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February 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday

Karen

Gargamelli-McCreight

No one tunes or prunes with the belief it is all in vain. Prayer, fasting and righteous deeds are done by people who believe in Resurrection.

Karen

Gargamelli-McCreight

No one tunes or prunes with the belief it is all in vain. Prayer, fasting and righteous deeds are done by people who believe in Resurrection.
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February 11, 2018

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Elsie

Miranda

As we prepare ourselves for this Lenten journey, perhaps we can hold in tension the message of these readings and reflect upon how we might find greater authenticity in our lives so that, as Paul proclaims, we might give Glory to God in all that we are do…

Elsie

Miranda

As we prepare ourselves for this Lenten journey, perhaps we can hold in tension the message of these readings and reflect upon how we might find greater authenticity in our lives so that, as Paul proclaims, we might give Glory to God in all that we are do…
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February 4, 2018

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Carlotta

Gilarde, CSJ

When we remember that each person is sacred... to be treated with reverence both in death and life then Easter is possible and peace and forgiveness are possible.

Carlotta

Gilarde, CSJ

When we remember that each person is sacred... to be treated with reverence both in death and life then Easter is possible and peace and forgiveness are possible.
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January 28, 2018

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Maria

Cimperman, RSCJ

Let’s not simply be amazed. Let’s act also. What would it take? To really believe? To act? To ever more pattern your life on his life? To be the Good News – to all we meet.

Maria

Cimperman, RSCJ

Let’s not simply be amazed. Let’s act also. What would it take? To really believe? To act? To ever more pattern your life on his life? To be the Good News – to all we meet.
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January 21, 2018

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ellie

Hidalgo

So in 2018 discover your true height in love and get curious about how God wants to work in your life this year – better than you can imagine.

Ellie

Hidalgo

So in 2018 discover your true height in love and get curious about how God wants to work in your life this year – better than you can imagine.
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January 14, 2018

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Katie

Davis

Can we trust that we are always known and loved and called? Can we open our ears to that call and respond honestly to God, ‘Speak. Your servant is listening.’?

Katie

Davis

Can we trust that we are always known and loved and called? Can we open our ears to that call and respond honestly to God, ‘Speak. Your servant is listening.’?
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January 7, 2018

Epiphany of the Lord

Janice

McLaughlin, MM

Like the three wise women of Maryknoll and the wise men in the gospel reading, each of us have our own star to follow that speaks of our calling to spread the Good News

Janice

McLaughlin, MM

Like the three wise women of Maryknoll and the wise men in the gospel reading, each of us have our own star to follow that speaks of our calling to spread the Good News
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January 1, 2018

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

JoAnn Melina

Lopez

To share the faith of Mary and the shepherds is to be prophetic. It is to say: I have hope, and I believe in God's desire and ability to shine God’s face in every place.

JoAnn Melina

Lopez

To share the faith of Mary and the shepherds is to be prophetic. It is to say: I have hope, and I believe in God's desire and ability to shine God’s face in every place.
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December 31, 2017

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Judith

Coyle, IHM

At the end of this joyous Christmas season we will return to our own towns, to the ordinary-ness of our daily routines and rituals…But perhaps in a new way the manifestation of the divine indwelling of a ‘sleeping child’ will bring us like Mary and Joseph to wonder and amazement at the gifts we have received…

Judith

Coyle, IHM

At the end of this joyous Christmas season we will return to our own towns, to the ordinary-ness of our daily routines and rituals…But perhaps in a new way the manifestation of the divine indwelling of a ‘sleeping child’ will bring us like Mary and Joseph to wonder and amazement at the gifts we have received…
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December 25, 2017

Christmas

Shalini

Mulackal, PBVM

By entering the human history this way, God identified with the powerless, the oppressed, the poor and the homeless. Among them, God could do the divine new work.

Shalini

Mulackal, PBVM

By entering the human history this way, God identified with the powerless, the oppressed, the poor and the homeless. Among them, God could do the divine new work.
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December 24, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Edwina

Gateley

May our hearts, like Mary's, be open to the new birthing that this holy time of Advent, no matter how dark it is. May we know that God provides for us, walks with us, wonders with us, and waits to fill us with new hope and possibilities.

Edwina

Gateley

May our hearts, like Mary's, be open to the new birthing that this holy time of Advent, no matter how dark it is. May we know that God provides for us, walks with us, wonders with us, and waits to fill us with new hope and possibilities.
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December 17, 2017

Third Sunday of Advent

Joan F

Neal

No matter what is going on around us, we are called to hold on to the joy of that vision Isaiah described. We are called to announce that that vision is being inaugurated on this earth, in this day and at this time.

Joan F

Neal

No matter what is going on around us, we are called to hold on to the joy of that vision Isaiah described. We are called to announce that that vision is being inaugurated on this earth, in this day and at this time.
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December 12, 2017

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Guadalupe

Ramirez, MCDP

I have come to the conclusion that whenever I am presented with a new challenge, I want to ask “why me?” I need to change that and ask, “Why not me? “ So I ask you, “Why not you?”

Guadalupe

Ramirez, MCDP

I have come to the conclusion that whenever I am presented with a new challenge, I want to ask “why me?” I need to change that and ask, “Why not me? “ So I ask you, “Why not you?”
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December 10, 2017

Second Sunday of Advent

Lisa

Frey

And that’s what the human voice can do…yours and mine. We can speak a word that affirms a child, challenges a politician, forgives a friend.

Lisa

Frey

And that’s what the human voice can do…yours and mine. We can speak a word that affirms a child, challenges a politician, forgives a friend.
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December 3, 2017

First Sunday of Advent

Elizabeth

Donnelly

Together Jesus calls to us, with all our failings, our apathy, our misplaced priorities, and yet our hope: “Gregoreite!!” Together, let us watch! And relish this Advent season.

Elizabeth

Donnelly

Together Jesus calls to us, with all our failings, our apathy, our misplaced priorities, and yet our hope: “Gregoreite!!” Together, let us watch! And relish this Advent season.
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November 26, 2017

Solemnity of Christ the King

Norma

Pimentel, MJ

...as followers of Jesus, the most urgent priority that we have is to see the face of God in every human being and especially those who are most vulnerable in our community...

Norma

Pimentel, MJ

...as followers of Jesus, the most urgent priority that we have is to see the face of God in every human being and especially those who are most vulnerable in our community...
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November 19, 2017

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rita L.

Houlihan

We adults need to be this woman of worth and integrity more than ever today. Imagine if all our daughters and sons saw themselves in her and imagine if they received the “Torah of kindness” from our lips.

Rita L.

Houlihan

We adults need to be this woman of worth and integrity more than ever today. Imagine if all our daughters and sons saw themselves in her and imagine if they received the “Torah of kindness” from our lips.
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November 12, 2017

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Crystal

Catalan

As people of love and action, may we be ready with lamps shining bright with faith, hope, and charity to respond in all moments with open hearts.

Crystal

Catalan

As people of love and action, may we be ready with lamps shining bright with faith, hope, and charity to respond in all moments with open hearts.
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November 5, 2017

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Terry

Battaglia

We are created to be Christ in the world today. We are created to be Christ for others; to live the gospel not just with our words but with our actions.

Terry

Battaglia

We are created to be Christ in the world today. We are created to be Christ for others; to live the gospel not just with our words but with our actions.
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October 29, 2017

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sally

Duffy, SC

Our neighbor is the person God puts in front of us. Our neighbor is the person in need, the one that we reach out to and take responsibility for because of compassion and mercy and the memory that we once were aliens.

Sally

Duffy, SC

Our neighbor is the person God puts in front of us. Our neighbor is the person in need, the one that we reach out to and take responsibility for because of compassion and mercy and the memory that we once were aliens.
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October 22, 2017

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Katherine A.

Greiner

We belong to God. When we understand the truth of that reality, we see life as gift, precious and wild, meant to be squandered on that which matters: gratitude, service, beauty, truth, mercy, love.

Katherine A.

Greiner

We belong to God. When we understand the truth of that reality, we see life as gift, precious and wild, meant to be squandered on that which matters: gratitude, service, beauty, truth, mercy, love.
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October 15, 2017

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Petra

Dankova

I cannot tell you that I am fully reconciled with today’s readings, or the Church as it is today. I can only invite you to wrestle with it. And to stick with it.

Petra

Dankova

I cannot tell you that I am fully reconciled with today’s readings, or the Church as it is today. I can only invite you to wrestle with it. And to stick with it.
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October 8, 2017

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Yudith

Pereira Rico rjm

God entrusts to us not only our small reality, but the whole of creation, and every human being in it, who are our brothers and sisters.

Yudith

Pereira Rico rjm

God entrusts to us not only our small reality, but the whole of creation, and every human being in it, who are our brothers and sisters.
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October 1, 2017

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Casey

Stanton

What an awesome and terrifying mystery this is! Jesus gestures in this parable that somehow his authority here on earth is deeply bound to our own willingness to turn and do the work in the vineyard.

Casey

Stanton

What an awesome and terrifying mystery this is! Jesus gestures in this parable that somehow his authority here on earth is deeply bound to our own willingness to turn and do the work in the vineyard.
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