Reflections

Reflection for Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020

happy mothers day graphic

By Mary Bartek, Notre Dame Associate

Mother’s Day 2020!  How many times during this pandemic have I heard my mother’s voice echo in the back of my mind?  “You just came in from outside. Wash your hands!” “Wash your hands after you go to the bathroom.”  “If you are…

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Reflection Fourth Sunday of Easter… May 3, 2020

painting of good shepherd

by Sr. Margaret Proskovec, ND

“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”  [Jn. 10:10]

This Sunday’s first reading from Acts holds a question that reverberates all over the earth in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. “What are we to do?” [Acts 2:37]  Many are weary of isolation…

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Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter… April 26, 2020

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By Judith Moe, Notre Dame Associate

​The Gospel of Luke 24: 13-31
In Paraphrase:

On the third day, there were two who went to the town of Emmaus. Jesus went with them, yet they did not know him. Jesus asked why they were sad. They said to him, “Are you a…

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Remembering Sister Christine Elias, ND

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Our beloved Sister Christine Elias passed away on April 20, 2020, at the age of 100.

Sr Christine’s 100 years of life cannot be summed up in a short post like this. Her spirit will be missed. We have all considered her “God’s cheerleader”, walking through the…

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Reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter… April 19, 2020

hands forming heart with thank you for being a friend message

By Sr Rosalee Burke ND

Creator God, You are trying us!  It has been a long time since we have been able to attend Mass and receive you in the Eucharist.  Television and radio Masses are helpful for us but not the same as being present.

There is a loneliness…

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Reflection for Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

illustration representing palm sunday

by Kris Lanik, Notre Dame Associate

The Gospel reading begins with the Easter experience of Mary Magdalene.  In spite of the trauma of having witnessed the crucifixion of the Lord whom she loved so much, she didn’t focus on herself.  She didn’t focus on her own sense of loss. …

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Reflection for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

by Dot Connealy, Notre Dame Associate

Matthew 21:1-11; Isaiah 50;4-7; Phil 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66 or 27:11-54

This will be a Palm Sunday like no other for most of us. Today we should be attending mass and hearing the Passion read for the first time during Holy Week, processions in many…

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

by Cindy Wenninghoff, Notre Dame Associate
The 5th Sunday of Lent is moving us ever closer to the Passion and this week’s readings are preparing us.  From the Old Testament where God promises to raise his people up from the grave and give us his spirit, to the New…

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Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

The story of the healed blind man reminds us of the need to check our assumptions. It reminds us to accept the fact that we can be wrong about the things that we have always believed to be true. Jesus’ disciples, the parents of the man born…

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Reflection of the Third Sunday of Lent

by Sr Theresa Maly ND
The Samaritan woman we read about this weekend is a truly fascinating story. An ordinary trip to a well turned out to be anything but ordinary. First of all, it was strange to find a Jewish man, we know as Jesus, sitting there alone….

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