Reflections

A reflection on renewal through retreat

My retreat this year was an experience and revelation of God’s close companionship.  My hope was to be refreshed and renewed during my “time away with God”.  Being at St. Benedict Retreat Center near Schuyler was a great gift as it is out in the country.  I was…

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Reflection for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time…November 15, 2020

By Barbara Hickey, Notre Dame Associate
 Matthew 25:14-30
Jesus told his disciples this parable:
A man going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to the third one talent, according to their abilities. The one…

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Reflection for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time…November 8, 2020

By Dot Connealy, Notre Dame Associate
Wisdom 6:12-16; Psalm 63:2-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13
Today’s readings all speak of Wisdom and being “wise.”

When I was young, I mostly associated the word wisdom with “book learning”; going to school and being smart. As I grew, I saw how this definition…

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Feast of All Saints…November 1, 2020

By Sr Rosalee Burke ND

Sunday we ask to be counted among the Saints—to be holy! It is easy to forget the struggle we must endure to truly be holy.  We can slip into the easy way to do things.

God invites us to clear our minds and look at…

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Reflection for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time…October 25, 2020

By Rita Melgares, Notre Dame Associate

Matthew 22:34-40

34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. 35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the…

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Reflection for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time… October 18, 2020

by Judith Moe McCallum, Notre Dame Associate

A denarius featuring Tiberius. The inscription on the obverse reads Ti [berivs] Caesar Divi Avg [vsti] F [ilivs] Avgvstvs (“Caesar Augustus Tiberius, son of the Divine Augustus “), the reverse reads Pontif [ex] Maxim [us] (“Highest Priest”).
Matthew 22: 15-21

Jesus is approached by the Pharisees and Herodians hoping…

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Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time…October 11, 2020

weekly gospel reflection cover image

by Carol Craven, Notre Dame Associate

We received the invitation to the wedding feast —an invitation to the Kingdom of God. When we say “yes” and put on the required white robe that we received at Baptism, we are saying “yes” to follow the baptismal call to be disciples of Jesus….

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Reflection for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary time… October 4, 2020

graphic featuring philippians 4:9

By Cindy Wenninghoff, Notre Dame Associate

This Sunday’s readings focus on the vineyard, and producing fruit.  Jesus is very direct in his words that “the kingdom of God will be taken away and given to a people that will produce its fruit.”  It’s easy to compare this to God…

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Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time…..September 27, 2020

graphic featuring matthew 21:28

by Sr Mary Hlas ND
Today’s Gospel (Matthew 21:28) has us seeing two sons who were asked by their father to: “Go out and work in the vineyard today.”  The first son refused but later went to work in the vineyard.  The second son agreed to work in the…

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Reflection for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time…September 20, 2020

close up of floral arrangement

By Mary Toline,  Notre Dame Associate
In this parable Jesus told his disciples that the Kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.  The laborers agreed to work for their usual daily wage and later other laborers showed up…

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