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April 29, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Karen

Murphy

What actions, thoughts, and attitudes in us need to be pruned so that we may bear more faithfully the fruits of the Resurrection? What actions, thoughts, and attitudes in our Church need to be pruned so that together as a community, we may bear more faithfully the fruits of the Resurrection?

Karen

Murphy

What actions, thoughts, and attitudes in us need to be pruned so that we may bear more faithfully the fruits of the Resurrection? What actions, thoughts, and attitudes in our Church need to be pruned so that together as a community, we may bear more faithfully the fruits of the Resurrection?
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April 22, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Valerie D.

Lewis-Mosley, OPA

There is Power in the Name of Jesus. It is time for the church to use the Power of the Name of Jesus to activate the healing, tender the care and mend the brokenness of this world.

Valerie D.

Lewis-Mosley, OPA

There is Power in the Name of Jesus. It is time for the church to use the Power of the Name of Jesus to activate the healing, tender the care and mend the brokenness of this world.
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April 15, 2018

Third Sunday of Easter

Mary C.

McGinnity

Let us share a meal with Christ in the Eucharist today. . . then go out and renew ourselves, our friends and families, and especially our broken communities with that love of Christ living in and between us.

Mary C.

McGinnity

Let us share a meal with Christ in the Eucharist today. . . then go out and renew ourselves, our friends and families, and especially our broken communities with that love of Christ living in and between us.
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April 9, 2018

Solemnity of the Annunciation

Elizabeth

O'Donnell Gandolfo

Will we choose to open ourselves up and say yes to the grace that will empower us to stand with Miriam of Nazareth and, with our words and our lives, declare the greatness of a God who casts the mighty from their thrones and lifts up the lowly?

Elizabeth

O'Donnell Gandolfo

Will we choose to open ourselves up and say yes to the grace that will empower us to stand with Miriam of Nazareth and, with our words and our lives, declare the greatness of a God who casts the mighty from their thrones and lifts up the lowly?
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April 8, 2018

Second Sunday of Easter

Pauline

Chakkalakal, dsp

Mercy Sunday challenges us to be ambassadors of God’s mercy in a world that seems to have lost the values of compassion and love.

Pauline

Chakkalakal, dsp

Mercy Sunday challenges us to be ambassadors of God’s mercy in a world that seems to have lost the values of compassion and love.
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April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday

Sandra

Schneiders, IHM

John’s Easter narrative is not, first and foremost, about what happened in Palestine in the first century. It is about us, our personal and corporate experience of Jesus, risen and living within and among us today...

Sandra

Schneiders, IHM

John’s Easter narrative is not, first and foremost, about what happened in Palestine in the first century. It is about us, our personal and corporate experience of Jesus, risen and living within and among us today...
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March 30, 2018

Good Friday

Kimberly

Lymore

If we, the church, the disciples of Jesus Christ, don’t take a stand who will?

Kimberly

Lymore

If we, the church, the disciples of Jesus Christ, don’t take a stand who will?
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March 29, 2018

Holy Thursday

Andrea

Koverman, SC

Let us respond in word and action to God’s immense and unconditional love of us by treating each other as we have been taught. Let us to do for each other what has been done for us.

Andrea

Koverman, SC

Let us respond in word and action to God’s immense and unconditional love of us by treating each other as we have been taught. Let us to do for each other what has been done for us.
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March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

Maria Clara

Bingemer

And true life is life which is put at service of liberation of the poor and oppressed.

Maria Clara

Bingemer

And true life is life which is put at service of liberation of the poor and oppressed.
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March 18, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Jessica

Kerber, aci

Something is being “written on our hearts” this Lent. May it not remain just a grain of wheat.

Jessica

Kerber, aci

Something is being “written on our hearts” this Lent. May it not remain just a grain of wheat.
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March 11, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Kelly

Adamson

In this Lenten season we are invited to name what ails us, to look at the darkness and choose light; to look at violence and choose peace; to look at hatred and choose love.

Kelly

Adamson

In this Lenten season we are invited to name what ails us, to look at the darkness and choose light; to look at violence and choose peace; to look at hatred and choose love.
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March 4, 2018

Third Sunday of Lent

Martha Ann

Kirk, CCVI

For Christians nonviolence is the attitude of one who is so convinced of God’s love and power that he or she is not afraid to tackle evil with weapons of love and truth.

Martha Ann

Kirk, CCVI

For Christians nonviolence is the attitude of one who is so convinced of God’s love and power that he or she is not afraid to tackle evil with weapons of love and truth.
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February 25, 2018

Second Sunday of Lent

Ann M. Garrido

Garrido

We who are the descendants of Abraham—the offspring of Isaac—know that God never wants us to sacrifice our children. Our God abhors such a thing.

Ann M. Garrido

Garrido

We who are the descendants of Abraham—the offspring of Isaac—know that God never wants us to sacrifice our children. Our God abhors such a thing.
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February 18, 2018

First Sunday of Lent

Christina

Leañ​o

Lent is a time to enter the desert. To enter into a time of simplicity. Of paring down what we accumulate and what we want. And to rest in the truth that God will always provide exactly what we need.

Christina

Leañ​o

Lent is a time to enter the desert. To enter into a time of simplicity. Of paring down what we accumulate and what we want. And to rest in the truth that God will always provide exactly what we need.
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February 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday

Karen

Gargamelli-McCreight

No one tunes or prunes with the belief it is all in vain. Prayer, fasting and righteous deeds are done by people who believe in Resurrection.

Karen

Gargamelli-McCreight

No one tunes or prunes with the belief it is all in vain. Prayer, fasting and righteous deeds are done by people who believe in Resurrection.
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February 11, 2018

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Elsie

Miranda

As we prepare ourselves for this Lenten journey, perhaps we can hold in tension the message of these readings and reflect upon how we might find greater authenticity in our lives so that, as Paul proclaims, we might give Glory to God in all that we are do…

Elsie

Miranda

As we prepare ourselves for this Lenten journey, perhaps we can hold in tension the message of these readings and reflect upon how we might find greater authenticity in our lives so that, as Paul proclaims, we might give Glory to God in all that we are do…
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February 4, 2018

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Carlotta

Gilarde, CSJ

When we remember that each person is sacred... to be treated with reverence both in death and life then Easter is possible and peace and forgiveness are possible.

Carlotta

Gilarde, CSJ

When we remember that each person is sacred... to be treated with reverence both in death and life then Easter is possible and peace and forgiveness are possible.
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January 28, 2018

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Maria

Cimperman, RSCJ

Let’s not simply be amazed. Let’s act also. What would it take? To really believe? To act? To ever more pattern your life on his life? To be the Good News – to all we meet.

Maria

Cimperman, RSCJ

Let’s not simply be amazed. Let’s act also. What would it take? To really believe? To act? To ever more pattern your life on his life? To be the Good News – to all we meet.
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January 21, 2018

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ellie Hidalgo

Hidalgo

So in 2018 discover your true height in love and get curious about how God wants to work in your life this year – better than you can imagine.

Ellie Hidalgo

Hidalgo

So in 2018 discover your true height in love and get curious about how God wants to work in your life this year – better than you can imagine.
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January 14, 2018

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Katie

Davis

Can we trust that we are always known and loved and called? Can we open our ears to that call and respond honestly to God, ‘Speak. Your servant is listening.’?

Katie

Davis

Can we trust that we are always known and loved and called? Can we open our ears to that call and respond honestly to God, ‘Speak. Your servant is listening.’?
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January 7, 2018

Epiphany of the Lord

Janice

McLaughlin, MM

Like the three wise women of Maryknoll and the wise men in the gospel reading, each of us have our own star to follow that speaks of our calling to spread the Good News

Janice

McLaughlin, MM

Like the three wise women of Maryknoll and the wise men in the gospel reading, each of us have our own star to follow that speaks of our calling to spread the Good News
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January 1, 2018

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

JoAnn Melina

Lopez

To share the faith of Mary and the shepherds is to be prophetic. It is to say: I have hope, and I believe in God's desire and ability to shine God’s face in every place.

JoAnn Melina

Lopez

To share the faith of Mary and the shepherds is to be prophetic. It is to say: I have hope, and I believe in God's desire and ability to shine God’s face in every place.
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December 31, 2017

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Judith

Coyle, IHM

At the end of this joyous Christmas season we will return to our own towns, to the ordinary-ness of our daily routines and rituals…But perhaps in a new way the manifestation of the divine indwelling of a ‘sleeping child’ will bring us like Mary and Joseph to wonder and amazement at the gifts we have received…

Judith

Coyle, IHM

At the end of this joyous Christmas season we will return to our own towns, to the ordinary-ness of our daily routines and rituals…But perhaps in a new way the manifestation of the divine indwelling of a ‘sleeping child’ will bring us like Mary and Joseph to wonder and amazement at the gifts we have received…
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December 25, 2017

Christmas

Shalini

Mulackal, PBVM

By entering the human history this way, God identified with the powerless, the oppressed, the poor and the homeless. Among them, God could do the divine new work.

Shalini

Mulackal, PBVM

By entering the human history this way, God identified with the powerless, the oppressed, the poor and the homeless. Among them, God could do the divine new work.
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December 24, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Edwina

Gateley

May our hearts, like Mary's, be open to the new birthing that this holy time of Advent, no matter how dark it is. May we know that God provides for us, walks with us, wonders with us, and waits to fill us with new hope and possibilities.

Edwina

Gateley

May our hearts, like Mary's, be open to the new birthing that this holy time of Advent, no matter how dark it is. May we know that God provides for us, walks with us, wonders with us, and waits to fill us with new hope and possibilities.
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December 17, 2017

Third Sunday of Advent

Joan F

Neal

No matter what is going on around us, we are called to hold on to the joy of that vision Isaiah described. We are called to announce that that vision is being inaugurated on this earth, in this day and at this time.

Joan F

Neal

No matter what is going on around us, we are called to hold on to the joy of that vision Isaiah described. We are called to announce that that vision is being inaugurated on this earth, in this day and at this time.
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December 12, 2017

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Guadalupe

Ramirez, MCDP

I have come to the conclusion that whenever I am presented with a new challenge, I want to ask “why me?” I need to change that and ask, “Why not me? “ So I ask you, “Why not you?”

Guadalupe

Ramirez, MCDP

I have come to the conclusion that whenever I am presented with a new challenge, I want to ask “why me?” I need to change that and ask, “Why not me? “ So I ask you, “Why not you?”
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December 10, 2017

Second Sunday of Advent

Lisa

Frey

And that’s what the human voice can do…yours and mine. We can speak a word that affirms a child, challenges a politician, forgives a friend.

Lisa

Frey

And that’s what the human voice can do…yours and mine. We can speak a word that affirms a child, challenges a politician, forgives a friend.
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December 3, 2017

First Sunday of Advent

Elizabeth

Donnelly

Together Jesus calls to us, with all our failings, our apathy, our misplaced priorities, and yet our hope: “Gregoreite!!” Together, let us watch! And relish this Advent season.

Elizabeth

Donnelly

Together Jesus calls to us, with all our failings, our apathy, our misplaced priorities, and yet our hope: “Gregoreite!!” Together, let us watch! And relish this Advent season.
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November 26, 2017

Solemnity of Christ the King

Norma

Pimentel, MJ

...as followers of Jesus, the most urgent priority that we have is to see the face of God in every human being and especially those who are most vulnerable in our community...

Norma

Pimentel, MJ

...as followers of Jesus, the most urgent priority that we have is to see the face of God in every human being and especially those who are most vulnerable in our community...
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November 19, 2017

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rita L.

Houlihan

We adults need to be this woman of worth and integrity more than ever today. Imagine if all our daughters and sons saw themselves in her and imagine if they received the “Torah of kindness” from our lips.

Rita L.

Houlihan

We adults need to be this woman of worth and integrity more than ever today. Imagine if all our daughters and sons saw themselves in her and imagine if they received the “Torah of kindness” from our lips.
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November 12, 2017

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Crystal

Catalan

As people of love and action, may we be ready with lamps shining bright with faith, hope, and charity to respond in all moments with open hearts.

Crystal

Catalan

As people of love and action, may we be ready with lamps shining bright with faith, hope, and charity to respond in all moments with open hearts.
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November 5, 2017

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Terry

Battaglia

We are created to be Christ in the world today. We are created to be Christ for others; to live the gospel not just with our words but with our actions.

Terry

Battaglia

We are created to be Christ in the world today. We are created to be Christ for others; to live the gospel not just with our words but with our actions.
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October 29, 2017

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sally

Duffy, SC

Our neighbor is the person God puts in front of us. Our neighbor is the person in need, the one that we reach out to and take responsibility for because of compassion and mercy and the memory that we once were aliens.

Sally

Duffy, SC

Our neighbor is the person God puts in front of us. Our neighbor is the person in need, the one that we reach out to and take responsibility for because of compassion and mercy and the memory that we once were aliens.
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October 22, 2017

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Katherine A.

Greiner

We belong to God. When we understand the truth of that reality, we see life as gift, precious and wild, meant to be squandered on that which matters: gratitude, service, beauty, truth, mercy, love.

Katherine A.

Greiner

We belong to God. When we understand the truth of that reality, we see life as gift, precious and wild, meant to be squandered on that which matters: gratitude, service, beauty, truth, mercy, love.
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October 15, 2017

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Petra

Dankova

I cannot tell you that I am fully reconciled with today’s readings, or the Church as it is today. I can only invite you to wrestle with it. And to stick with it.

Petra

Dankova

I cannot tell you that I am fully reconciled with today’s readings, or the Church as it is today. I can only invite you to wrestle with it. And to stick with it.
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October 8, 2017

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Yudith

Pereira Rico rjm

God entrusts to us not only our small reality, but the whole of creation, and every human being in it, who are our brothers and sisters.

Yudith

Pereira Rico rjm

God entrusts to us not only our small reality, but the whole of creation, and every human being in it, who are our brothers and sisters.
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October 1, 2017

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Casey

Stanton

What an awesome and terrifying mystery this is! Jesus gestures in this parable that somehow his authority here on earth is deeply bound to our own willingness to turn and do the work in the vineyard.

Casey

Stanton

What an awesome and terrifying mystery this is! Jesus gestures in this parable that somehow his authority here on earth is deeply bound to our own willingness to turn and do the work in the vineyard.
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September 24, 2017

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Francine

Cardman

In God's reign...All are welcomed and cared for, all live equally from the generosity of God. And all deserve to share in God’s goodness now

Francine

Cardman

In God's reign...All are welcomed and cared for, all live equally from the generosity of God. And all deserve to share in God’s goodness now
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September 17, 2017

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Cecilia

Oebanda

We can teach every generation how to pardon inequities, heal social ills and redeem lives from destruction through grace and mercy – not revenge, not selfishness, and not fear.

Cecilia

Oebanda

We can teach every generation how to pardon inequities, heal social ills and redeem lives from destruction through grace and mercy – not revenge, not selfishness, and not fear.
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September 17, 2017

Memorial of St. Hildegard

Shanon

Sterringer

The call to be light, to be prophetic, to be a friend of God is not a call reserved for a few – it is not only the call of the ordained and religious – it is a call to each one of us. It is your call and it is mine

Shanon

Sterringer

The call to be light, to be prophetic, to be a friend of God is not a call reserved for a few – it is not only the call of the ordained and religious – it is a call to each one of us. It is your call and it is mine
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September 10, 2017

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Karen

Clifton

Those who have walked the path toward forgiveness despite having experienced some of the greatest hurt imaginable are evidence of the way mercy can heal our hearts, our minds and strengthens our faith.

Karen

Clifton

Those who have walked the path toward forgiveness despite having experienced some of the greatest hurt imaginable are evidence of the way mercy can heal our hearts, our minds and strengthens our faith.
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September 3, 2017

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Theresa

Rickard, OP

We who have been loved into life by our merciful and faithful God are to be wounded healers, willing to suffer for the sake of the Gospel, sharing with the world the mercy that God has poured upon our lives.

Theresa

Rickard, OP

We who have been loved into life by our merciful and faithful God are to be wounded healers, willing to suffer for the sake of the Gospel, sharing with the world the mercy that God has poured upon our lives.
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August 27, 2017

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Catherine

Mooney, Ph.D.

How, like Jesus, can we – even at great risk to ourselves -- stand up to today’s kings and Pharisees ready to oppress others? And how, like Jesus, can we let love and life-giving service be the hallmarks of our own exercise of authority?

Catherine

Mooney, Ph.D.

How, like Jesus, can we – even at great risk to ourselves -- stand up to today’s kings and Pharisees ready to oppress others? And how, like Jesus, can we let love and life-giving service be the hallmarks of our own exercise of authority?
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August 20, 2017

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

C. Vanessa

White

It is that Spirit of Boldness, that Spirit of Action that is needed today. All around us, there are situations and persons in need of Jesus’ healing touch.

C. Vanessa

White

It is that Spirit of Boldness, that Spirit of Action that is needed today. All around us, there are situations and persons in need of Jesus’ healing touch.
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August 15, 2017

Solemnity of the Assumption

Joan

Chittister, OSB

The prayer at the heart of this great feast, of total immersion in the mind and will and heart of God, is: “Mary, woman of freedom, be with me–as we struggle with whatever it is that is holding us down again.”

Joan

Chittister, OSB

The prayer at the heart of this great feast, of total immersion in the mind and will and heart of God, is: “Mary, woman of freedom, be with me–as we struggle with whatever it is that is holding us down again.”
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August 13, 2017

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Louise

Akers, SC

When we are at peace, hope emerges. When we are hopeful, we become agents of change. Agents of change believe in and work for a better tomorrow.

Louise

Akers, SC

When we are at peace, hope emerges. When we are hopeful, we become agents of change. Agents of change believe in and work for a better tomorrow.
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August 6, 2017

Feast of the Transfiguration

Mary Rose

D'Angelo

The victory and reign of the human figure of Daniel, the “son of man” of Matthew, seem very far away. Yet the vision of God’s reign is a reminder that God’s great good news is for the multitudes in this world as well as the next. The transfiguration pushes us to hope and commitment...

Mary Rose

D'Angelo

The victory and reign of the human figure of Daniel, the “son of man” of Matthew, seem very far away. Yet the vision of God’s reign is a reminder that God’s great good news is for the multitudes in this world as well as the next. The transfiguration pushes us to hope and commitment...
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July 30, 2017

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Maria Teresa

Gastón

We are in such a time that it feels urgent to draw deep from the wisdom of ancient practices of integrative wellness, community, healing, and justice-making and to include our earth in our horizon of impact.

Maria Teresa

Gastón

We are in such a time that it feels urgent to draw deep from the wisdom of ancient practices of integrative wellness, community, healing, and justice-making and to include our earth in our horizon of impact.
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July 23, 2017

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vickey

McBride

Are we looking at each other and our world with the eyes of God? With eyes of HOPE? Are we seeing and tending to the potential and promise in the fields before us or are we fixated on the weeds—the challenges and imperfections sprinkled throughout?

Vickey

McBride

Are we looking at each other and our world with the eyes of God? With eyes of HOPE? Are we seeing and tending to the potential and promise in the fields before us or are we fixated on the weeds—the challenges and imperfections sprinkled throughout?
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July 22, 2017

Feast of St. Mary of Magdala

Mary C.

Boys, SNJM

May we let the apostle Mary Magdalene step into her rightful place in our church and world! Let us celebrate her as wounded healer, evangelist, and witness to the Risen One. May the Apostle of Apostles continue to bear witness that Christ is alive!

Mary C.

Boys, SNJM

May we let the apostle Mary Magdalene step into her rightful place in our church and world! Let us celebrate her as wounded healer, evangelist, and witness to the Risen One. May the Apostle of Apostles continue to bear witness that Christ is alive!
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July 16, 2017

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Erin

Lothes

Renewal comes as our listening hearts accept the pain of hearing the reality of those now suffering the impacts of climate change. Can we allow this heartbreak to be a means of conversion, of turning over the soil. Here is where we roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty.

Erin

Lothes

Renewal comes as our listening hearts accept the pain of hearing the reality of those now suffering the impacts of climate change. Can we allow this heartbreak to be a means of conversion, of turning over the soil. Here is where we roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty.
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July 9, 2017

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Nancy

Dallavalle

When we really meet others face to face, the table around which we gather changes our dynamics -- truth speaks and prestige listens. Skin color, scars, wrinkles all fade. Eyes meet. Here, at this table, we know and love, and find that we are known, and loved.

Nancy

Dallavalle

When we really meet others face to face, the table around which we gather changes our dynamics -- truth speaks and prestige listens. Skin color, scars, wrinkles all fade. Eyes meet. Here, at this table, we know and love, and find that we are known, and loved.
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July 2, 2017

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Crista

Carrick Mahoney

Hospitality reminds us to live our Christian call to turn outwards, to reach out, to love our neighbor whoever that might be. It reminds us to encounter and receive Jesus in our lives through the other, known or unknown, alike or different, in a new way.

Crista

Carrick Mahoney

Hospitality reminds us to live our Christian call to turn outwards, to reach out, to love our neighbor whoever that might be. It reminds us to encounter and receive Jesus in our lives through the other, known or unknown, alike or different, in a new way.
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June 25, 2017

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Léo

Lushombo

...let us rise from the corner of every street and unite with those whose dignity as daughters and sons of God is totally denied, for they are all worth more than so many sparrows.

Léo

Lushombo

...let us rise from the corner of every street and unite with those whose dignity as daughters and sons of God is totally denied, for they are all worth more than so many sparrows.
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June 18, 2017

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Elizabeth

Burns

Jesus gives us his body and blood, but it did not come without sacrifice. As we participate in his body and blood, and as St. Augustine says, "become what we receive," we cannot do so without some cost to ourselves.

Elizabeth

Burns

Jesus gives us his body and blood, but it did not come without sacrifice. As we participate in his body and blood, and as St. Augustine says, "become what we receive," we cannot do so without some cost to ourselves.
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June 11, 2017

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Antoinette

Gutzler, MM

Today we are invited to have our lives and relationships be a mirror of God’s life – that of an ever widening circle of grace inviting us to join in the love of God for all.

Antoinette

Gutzler, MM

Today we are invited to have our lives and relationships be a mirror of God’s life – that of an ever widening circle of grace inviting us to join in the love of God for all.
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June 4, 2017

Pentecost

Lisa

Sowle Cahill

The Holy Spirit is God’s love in person—the One whom the Risen Jesus pours into our hearts to give hope and a way forward.

Lisa

Sowle Cahill

The Holy Spirit is God’s love in person—the One whom the Risen Jesus pours into our hearts to give hope and a way forward.
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May 28, 2017

Solemnity of the Ascension

Teresa

Maya, CCVI

...may we stop “looking up” and begin “looking around,” as we go forth on the mission of building the Reign of God!

Teresa

Maya, CCVI

...may we stop “looking up” and begin “looking around,” as we go forth on the mission of building the Reign of God!
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May 21, 2017

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sarah Attwood

Otto

The spirit of truth demands that we stand in solidarity with those who are marginalized, persecuted, and forgotten and advocate on their behalf. The spirit of truth demands bravery and boldness in the pursuit of justice. The spirit of truth is very much alive in the margins of society, and in the messiness of our lives, demanding that no one be orphaned.

Sarah Attwood

Otto

The spirit of truth demands that we stand in solidarity with those who are marginalized, persecuted, and forgotten and advocate on their behalf. The spirit of truth demands bravery and boldness in the pursuit of justice. The spirit of truth is very much alive in the margins of society, and in the messiness of our lives, demanding that no one be orphaned.
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May 14, 2017

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Cynthia(Sam)

Bowns

We owe it to ourselves to be mindful of our own wisdom as to what our “needs” are as a community. We need to have the courage of the early Hellenists to put our needs out there for those in authority to understand “what” and “whom” we need in ministry.

Cynthia(Sam)

Bowns

We owe it to ourselves to be mindful of our own wisdom as to what our “needs” are as a community. We need to have the courage of the early Hellenists to put our needs out there for those in authority to understand “what” and “whom” we need in ministry.
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May 7, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Anne

Arabome, SSS

Nevertheless, life-giving and empowering voices of women are rising across the world, in church and society. We have heard the voice of the Good Shepherd; we have been nourished by God’s gift of abundant life. With passion and compassion, we lift our voices to ask: Why is our church not listening to us? Why does our church not hear our voices?

Anne

Arabome, SSS

Nevertheless, life-giving and empowering voices of women are rising across the world, in church and society. We have heard the voice of the Good Shepherd; we have been nourished by God’s gift of abundant life. With passion and compassion, we lift our voices to ask: Why is our church not listening to us? Why does our church not hear our voices?
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April 30, 2017

Third Sunday of Easter

Anita P.

Baird, DHM

As disciples of Christ, it is our baptismal and Eucharistic responsibility to bring Jesus into the fullness of his glory by standing in solidarity with a sister or brother who is struggling to reclaim his or her human dignity, by working to chip away at the walls of division and hatred; and to bear witness in the breaking of the bread that at the banquet of the Lord there is no room for hatred or division.

Anita P.

Baird, DHM

As disciples of Christ, it is our baptismal and Eucharistic responsibility to bring Jesus into the fullness of his glory by standing in solidarity with a sister or brother who is struggling to reclaim his or her human dignity, by working to chip away at the walls of division and hatred; and to bear witness in the breaking of the bread that at the banquet of the Lord there is no room for hatred or division.
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April 23, 2017

Second Sunday of Easter

Jeannie

Masterson, CSJ

We don’t have two thousand years of tradition to give us answers to current crises. We have only faith and one another. How will our story of discipleship be told to future generations?

Jeannie

Masterson, CSJ

We don’t have two thousand years of tradition to give us answers to current crises. We have only faith and one another. How will our story of discipleship be told to future generations?
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April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday

Margaret A.

Farley

Like these women, we, too, believe and speak in our hearts and voices: “Jesus is risen as he said. Alleluia! He lives and is with us still. Let us rejoice and be glad.” Everything is new. It is time for us to Arise and meet the new dawn.

Margaret A.

Farley

Like these women, we, too, believe and speak in our hearts and voices: “Jesus is risen as he said. Alleluia! He lives and is with us still. Let us rejoice and be glad.” Everything is new. It is time for us to Arise and meet the new dawn.
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April 14, 2017

Good Friday

Luma

Khudher, OP

To move from pain and suffering to joy, we have to go through death so that we can live with Jesus. The good news is that he is with us and among us even when it seems hard to believe in anything.

Luma

Khudher, OP

To move from pain and suffering to joy, we have to go through death so that we can live with Jesus. The good news is that he is with us and among us even when it seems hard to believe in anything.
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April 13, 2017

Holy Thursday

Natalie

Terry

We are continually called back to Holy Thursday... We are called back to Jesus' decision to wash his disciples' feet. And in that action we discover again and again who Jesus calls us to be in the Church and in the world.

Natalie

Terry

We are continually called back to Holy Thursday... We are called back to Jesus' decision to wash his disciples' feet. And in that action we discover again and again who Jesus calls us to be in the Church and in the world.
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April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday

M. Shawn

Copeland

We can stand with our God only insofar as we stand beside and wait in active and compassionate solidarity with children, women, and men who suffer concretely, unbeautifully, and actually in our world

M. Shawn

Copeland

We can stand with our God only insofar as we stand beside and wait in active and compassionate solidarity with children, women, and men who suffer concretely, unbeautifully, and actually in our world
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April 2, 2017

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Shanon

Sterringer

I believe the examples of Martha and Mary are not presented to us in these texts to be compared as though one is superior to the other, as they are often interpreted. But rather, they need to be read through a holistic lens.

Shanon

Sterringer

I believe the examples of Martha and Mary are not presented to us in these texts to be compared as though one is superior to the other, as they are often interpreted. But rather, they need to be read through a holistic lens.
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March 26, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Maryanne

Laughry

One of the invitations of this Lent, this extraordinary time, is to SEE those around us with new eyes recognizing, as God has, their extraordinariness.

Maryanne

Laughry

One of the invitations of this Lent, this extraordinary time, is to SEE those around us with new eyes recognizing, as God has, their extraordinariness.
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March 19, 2017

Third Sunday of Lent

Mary Catherine

Hilkert, OP

The Samaritan woman is the first of a series of women in the Gospel of John to proclaim the good news which they have seen and heard

Mary Catherine

Hilkert, OP

The Samaritan woman is the first of a series of women in the Gospel of John to proclaim the good news which they have seen and heard
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March 12, 2017

Second Sunday of Lent

Laurie

Jurecki

I invite you to be open to the possibility of transformation, to be open to the gift of climbing that mountain with Jesus and seeing Jesus -- and your life -- in a brand new light.

Laurie

Jurecki

I invite you to be open to the possibility of transformation, to be open to the gift of climbing that mountain with Jesus and seeing Jesus -- and your life -- in a brand new light.
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March 5, 2017

First Sunday of Lent

Dianne

Bergant, CSA

Repentance should flow from the realization of God’s steadfast love and mercy rather than from some debt we might think we owe God.

Dianne

Bergant, CSA

Repentance should flow from the realization of God’s steadfast love and mercy rather than from some debt we might think we owe God.
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March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday

Simone

Campbell, SSS

Well, what I’ ve realized is that wearing ashes on this day is like being at a rally. It’ s seeing all those who share this communal commitment to conversion during these six and a half weeks of Lent.

Simone

Campbell, SSS

Well, what I’ ve realized is that wearing ashes on this day is like being at a rally. It’ s seeing all those who share this communal commitment to conversion during these six and a half weeks of Lent.
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February 26, 2017

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rhonda

Miska

In freedom from anxiety, there is freedom for becoming who we are truly meant to be

Rhonda

Miska

In freedom from anxiety, there is freedom for becoming who we are truly meant to be
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February 19, 2017

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Nichole

Flores

God’s call for us to participate in God’s own holiness compels us to reject evil, to speak truth to power, to condemn the wicked.

Nichole

Flores

God’s call for us to participate in God’s own holiness compels us to reject evil, to speak truth to power, to condemn the wicked.
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February 12, 2017

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Anne

Krane

What happens in our hearts and minds determines our actions. Jesus asks us to keep our hearts and minds as joy-filled, generous, and loving as they were created to be.

Anne

Krane

What happens in our hearts and minds determines our actions. Jesus asks us to keep our hearts and minds as joy-filled, generous, and loving as they were created to be.
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February 5, 2017

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Krisanne

Vaillancourt Murphy

By beginning to remove the blinding, stifling oppression within us, we can more readily recognize oppression around us.

Krisanne

Vaillancourt Murphy

By beginning to remove the blinding, stifling oppression within us, we can more readily recognize oppression around us.
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January 29, 2017

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Janet

Schlichting

We are the ones seized by and sent by Christ Jesus and the Spirit as blessing-- to be blessing and to give blessing to those who cannot see any blessing anywhere

Janet

Schlichting

We are the ones seized by and sent by Christ Jesus and the Spirit as blessing-- to be blessing and to give blessing to those who cannot see any blessing anywhere
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January 22, 2017

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jocelyn

Collen

I felt as if Jesus were inviting me to follow him and return to that horrid, dark state prison. I felt drawn to the light that was there in the darkness.

Jocelyn

Collen

I felt as if Jesus were inviting me to follow him and return to that horrid, dark state prison. I felt drawn to the light that was there in the darkness.
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January 15, 2017

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Diana

Culbertson, OP

Like John the Baptist, we can recognize [Christ] in our own wilderness and know that the violence of our world will never be the last word. The last word is mercy...

Diana

Culbertson, OP

Like John the Baptist, we can recognize [Christ] in our own wilderness and know that the violence of our world will never be the last word. The last word is mercy...
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January 8, 2017

Epiphany of the Lord

Carolyn

Woo

We should be prepared that-- in what our worldly and even educated minds do not anticipate-- God will manifest himself.

Carolyn

Woo

We should be prepared that-- in what our worldly and even educated minds do not anticipate-- God will manifest himself.
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January 1, 2017

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Marie

Dennis

In 2017, let us dedicate ourselves prayerfully and actively to becoming nonviolent people, a nonviolent Church, and a nonviolent world. Let us welcome the Prince of Peace.

Marie

Dennis

In 2017, let us dedicate ourselves prayerfully and actively to becoming nonviolent people, a nonviolent Church, and a nonviolent world. Let us welcome the Prince of Peace.
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December 25, 2016

Nativity of the Lord

Christine

Schenk, C.S.J.

... in what way are we laboring, like Mary, to birth God's abiding love into a world so much in need of it?

Christine

Schenk, C.S.J.

... in what way are we laboring, like Mary, to birth God's abiding love into a world so much in need of it?
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December 18, 2016

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Nontando

Hadebe

In a world where exclusion of the other and fear of the other is increasingly becoming the norm, we who follow Emmanuel are called to walk, live and talk in a different way

Nontando

Hadebe

In a world where exclusion of the other and fear of the other is increasingly becoming the norm, we who follow Emmanuel are called to walk, live and talk in a different way
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December 12, 2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nancy

Pineda-Madrid

The Juan Diegos of this world know that Jesus was born not only in Bethlehem some 2000 years ago, but is waiting to be born anew in the lives of modern day Juan Diegos.

Nancy

Pineda-Madrid

The Juan Diegos of this world know that Jesus was born not only in Bethlehem some 2000 years ago, but is waiting to be born anew in the lives of modern day Juan Diegos.
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December 11, 2016

Third Sunday of Advent

Kerry

Robinson

Ultimately this day of rejoicing is about celebrating what is good in order to find the strength to fix what is wrong.

Kerry

Robinson

Ultimately this day of rejoicing is about celebrating what is good in order to find the strength to fix what is wrong.
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December 8, 2016

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Barbara E.

Reid, O.P.

Never have I heard preachers encourage women to emulate Mary’s fierce denunciation of injustices and her bold proclamation of God’s mercy

Barbara E.

Reid, O.P.

Never have I heard preachers encourage women to emulate Mary’s fierce denunciation of injustices and her bold proclamation of God’s mercy
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December 4, 2016

Second Sunday of Advent

Astrid

Lobo Gajiwala

Like John and Jesus, we too must be symbols of God’s initiative taking shape in the world.

Astrid

Lobo Gajiwala

Like John and Jesus, we too must be symbols of God’s initiative taking shape in the world.
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November 27, 2016

First Sunday of Advent

Jamie

Phelps, O.P.

God calls us to embody God’s universal unconditional love. Only then does our true identity as the People of God become visible.

Jamie

Phelps, O.P.

God calls us to embody God’s universal unconditional love. Only then does our true identity as the People of God become visible.
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