Reflections

Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2022

By Sr Rita Ostry ND

1st Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10     Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12

In the first reading from Isaiah, I am struck by the images.  They are amazing and defy the usual images of opposites being enemies … wolves guests of lambs, a calf with a lion, cows neighbors with bears,…

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Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent…November 27, 2022

By Theresa Homan, Notre Dame Associate

Wake up, my friends! Open your eyes and look around, for a new day arises. Let us walk in the light, learning the ways of peace and leaving behind war and its trappings.

It all sounds so nice, but it’s been thousands of years…

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REFLECTION FOR THE THIRTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, NOV. 20, 2022

By Cathy and Gary Leak
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
2 Sm 5: 1-3
Ps 122: 1–5
Col 1:12-20
Lk 23: 35-43

The Feast of Christ the King was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 and was celebrated in October. In 1970 the Feast of Christ…

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Reflection for the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time 11/13/2022

By Linda Fitzgerald, Notre Dame Associate
Malachi 3:19-20a
“Lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire, leaving them neither…

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Reflection for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 6, 2022

By Theresa Wiggs, Notre Dame Associate

This week the second reading is from a letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians. His words are a wonderful message of hope and comfort for us.  We are encouraged to stay prayerful because our loving God will give us strength to guard…

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Reflection for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 23, 2022

By Sr Celeste Wobeter, ND

 In reflecting on this Sunday’s readings, I hear a call to examine my prayer.  “Our God hears the cry of the poor” is the psalm response.  From the Book of Sirach we hear “God is a God of justice,” and “The prayer of the…

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Reflection of Psalm 121 for Sunday, October 16, 2022

The following Psalm speaks to us about the Divine Presence of God, with us and always guiding us.
As you pray the Psalm slowly each day this week….may your heart be lifted to the Divine.

Psalm 121
My heart’s eyes behold your Divine Glory!
My help comes from You, who created heaven…

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Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept 25. 2022 – PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY

By Edward McKibbin, Notre Dame Associate
 Priesthood Sunday
Jesus reminds us again this week that each one of us is blessed with unique talents and abilities, some people are even blessed with many financial resources at their disposal. In the Gospel story Jesus is not condemning the rich man for his…

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Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sept. 18, 2022

By Dot Connealy, Notre Dame Associate
Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113:1-2,4-8
1 Timothy2:1-8
Luke 16:1-13.
“The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones.”

I like this statement in the Gospel of Luke.  This makes me think that God is saying to us that nothing is too small a…

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Reflection for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sept. 11, 2022

By Phyllis Chandler, Notre Dame Associate
“A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.”  Ps. 51:19
This weekend’s readings are focused on a central theme: we were created by a loving God who is ready and willing to forgive our failings, if we seek His forgiveness.

The first…

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