Reflections

Reflection For The Second Sunday In Ordinary Time – January 16, 2022

By Judith Moe McCallum, Notre Dame Associate
2nd Reading – 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Brothers and sisters:
4 There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;

5 there are different forms of service but the same Lord;

6 there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.

7 To each…

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Reflection for The Baptism of The Lord, January 9, 2022

By Cindy Wenninghoff, Notre Dame Associate

Having just celebrated the joys of Christ’s birth, it comes to a sort of completion with Jesus’ baptism as He begins His public ministry.  John, who has always baptized to forgive sins, has found Christ before him- who has no sin.  Yet Christ…

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Reflection – Feast of Epiphany, January 2, 2022

By Sr. Celeste Wobeter ND

Epiphany – a manifestation!  The manifestation of Jesus, the Christ, to all the world!  Isaiah proclaims a message of joy and hope:

Rise up in splendor!       

          Your light has come!  

          The glory of our God shines upon you.       

          See darkness…

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Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Family – Dec. 26, 2021

By Phyllis Chandler, Notre Dame Associate
“The child grew in size and strength, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.”  Luke 2:40
These words are the last we read in the gospel of Luke until Jesus is twelve years old.  For us, particularly those who have…

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Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent – Dec 19, 2021

By Carol Craven, Notre Dame Associate

Today, I sit before an icon of the meeting between Mary and Elizabeth. I ponder what that must have been like for each of them. So, I enter the scene and observe the two women and their warm embrace. Each of them pregnant,…

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Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent – December 12, 2021

By Sr Mary Kay Meagher ND
Third Sunday in Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday
Traditionally the Advent wreath has 4 candles: 3 purple and one rose (represents hope) which is lighted on this Sunday.

Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann views hope as trust in what God has done and will…

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Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent – Dec 5, 2021

By Ann O’Connor, Notre Dame Associate
Prepare the way

The gospel reading (Luke 3: 1-6) centers around John the Baptist preaching repentance.

John’s message tells us what to do to get ready for Jesus’ coming. We are to “prepare the way” by examining ourselves on a regular basis to see where…

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November 28, 2021 – First Sunday of Advent

By Sr. Dorothy Rolf ND
Psalm 15 vs 4-5:  
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
“Your ways, O Lord make known to me; teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me.
For you are God, my savior, and for you I wait all the day.”
May…

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Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King…November 21, 2021

By Kathryn Schinker, Notre Dame Associate

Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.  In the Gospel, Pilate questions Jesus about being King of the Jews. Jesus asked him if he heard it or believed it himself, and that his kingdom was not from this world.  Pilate could…

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Reflection for the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Nov. 14, 2021

By Ed McKibbin, Notre Dame Associate

November has always been one of my favorite months.  However, I recognize that others have a very different opinion as the days grow shorter with the amount of sunlight decreasing, temperatures dropping, and the beautiful leaves gradually all fall away leaving the trees…

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