Reflections

Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Sr Mary Kay Meagher ND

“Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.”
In the readings of today as well as our events of the past weeks, there are the shared experiences of fear, confusion, distress, doubt, pain, anger. Where is there…

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Reflection for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Sr Mary Ann Zimmer ND
Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23  ~  Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11  ~  Luke 12:13-21

Ecclesiastes “All their days sorrow and grief are their occupation even at night their mind is not at rest.”

Colossians “Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly . . . since…

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​Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Theresa Wiggs, Notre Dame Associate

In this week’s Gospel we read that Jesus taught his friends The Lord’s Prayer. This prayer is so familiar we may on occasion say it without truly reflecting on the words and meaning. It is so central to our faith that we recite…

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​Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Ann O’Connor, Notre Dame Associate
Luke 10:38-42
Jesus visits the house of Martha and Mary.

The Gospel this Sunday, the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, is the familiar story of Jesus visiting the home of Martha and Mary. In the reading, we hear that Martha was busy with the details…

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Reflection for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Kris Lanik, Notre Dame Associate

The Gospel reading includes the well-known parable of the Good Samaritan. It could just as well be called the parable of the Good Disciple.

The first thing is that the Good Samaritan is aware of the needs of others and responds immediately and…

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​Reflection for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Sr Margaret Hickey, ND

Today’s first reading begins: “Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad because of her, all you who love her!” Isaiah then compares Jerusalem to a mother, carrying her nurslings, comforting her children. “When you see this, your heart shall rejoice and your…

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Reflection for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Sr Joy Connealy ND

The readings this Sunday remind me to be open to invitations. God calls us continually to discipleship and always allows us the freedom to respond.

I think about some of the invitations I’ve received in my life – both big and small. I’ve…

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Reflection for Corpus Christ (The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ)

by Sr. Barbara Markey, ND

When the crowd gathering around Jesus was growing hungry, the disciples asked Jesus to disperse them. Instead, he told them “Give them some food yourselves”.

Sometimes, God asks of us the seemingly impossible: to forgive others, to forgive ourselves, to find a way to help…

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Reflection for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

by Dick Connealy, Notre Dame Associate

I have much more to tell, but you could not bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.

John 16:12-15
The journey of faith and truth cannot come all at once. We could not bear it….

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Reflection for Pentecost Sunday

by Marylou & Dave Garrett, Notre Dame Associates

This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost and Jesus’ promised gift of the Holy Spirit. In the first reading (Acts 2:1-11) the apostles are gathered in an upper room in Jerusalem “waiting for power from on high” as Jesus had directed them before…

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