Reflection — 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 23, 2020

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By Sr Margaret Hickey, ND

Today’s first and last readings reflect on blessings and powers given to Eliakim and Peter.  Both readings reflect a power of office, very possibly, a recognition, a gift.

God is forever gracing our lives with blessings, powers, recognitions, gifts, happening daily in our lives, sometimes…

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Reflection for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time… August 16, 2020

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by Phyllis Chandler, Notre Dame  Associate

Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the kingdom and cured every disease among the people.  Mt.4:23

These words, taken from the “Alleluia” preceding today’s gospel, seem particularly fitting at this time in our history.  In fact, they are almost identical to the opening of a…

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Reflection for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time… August 9, 2020

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By Sr. Celeste Wobeter ND

This Sunday’s readings speak to me about faith and trust in God.  These powerful readings are so fitting for us at this time when we experience so much chaos in our world today with the Covid pandemic, racial tensions, the political scene, struggles of…

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Reflection for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time…August 2, 2020

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By Juanita Harding, Notre Dame Associate

A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans 8:35, 37-39.

This reading written centuries ago, is perfect for our time right now.

Saint Paul is asking, “What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or…

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Reflection for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 5, 2020

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by Linda Fitzgerald, Notre Dame Associate

Reading I  Zechariah 9:9-10:  The shouts celebrate the coming savior who will remove the reason for war, injustice.

Reading II  Romans 8:9, 11-13:  Those who live according to the flesh…their thoughts are earthbound, narrow and shabby; their life a vain shadow of what it…

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Reflection for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time…June 21, 2020

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By Sr Mary Ann Zimmer ND

Jeremiah 20: 10-13   ~   Letter of Paul to the Romans 5:12-15  ~  Matthew 10: 26-33

Jeremiah: “To you Lord, I have entrusted my cause.”

Paul:  “But the gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one [Adam] the many died,…

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Reflection for The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ… June 14, 2020

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By Sr Joy Connealy, ND

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord; Whoever eats this bread will live forever.”There are so many hungers in our world today and in our own hearts.  We hunger for unity, equality, safety, justice and well-being for all. …

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Reflection for Trinity Sunday… June 7, 2020

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By Sr Anita Rolenc ND

Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9       2 Cor. 13:11-13        John 3:16-18

Sunday’s feast reminds me of my home parish church of Holy Trinity in Brainard, Nebraska. Above the main altar in the church was a huge statue of God the Father, holding the crucifix of Jesus between His…

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Reflection for The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ…June 14, 2020

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By Sr Marie Alice Ostry, ND

This year our Lent and Easter Seasons have been as no other in our memory.  In my reflection throughout these seasons I have been able to “experience” the Gospels and “imagine” a little more clearly how the apostles must have perceived these same…

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Reflection for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

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Reflection for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

by Cathy & Gary Leak

Readings:   Acts 1: 12-14      Ps 27: 1,4,7-8     1 Pt: 4:13-16     Jn 17: 1-11

Today’s readings have four related themes of prayer, trusting in God, suffering, and glorifying God. In the first reading, the Apostles are gathered in the upper…

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