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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

GettyImages The readings from this reflection: Gn 14:18-20; Ps 110:1,2,3,4; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 6:51; Lk 9:11b-17 Several weeks ago, on Thu., April 14, 2022, we began the Sacred Triduum, or the holy three days, in which “the Church solemnly celebrates the greatest...

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Mission of the Holy Spirit is Truth & Unity

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY The readings from this reflection: Prv 8:22-31; Ps 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15 Getty Museum Collection For most of us, our best understanding of The Most Holy Trinity is a little vague, maybe somewhat foggy, or a little...

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Gifts Given are Gifts to be Shared

GettyImages Pentecost Sunday The readings from this reflection: Acts 2:1-11; Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34; 1Cor 12:3b-7,12-13; Jn 20:19-23 As we celebrate Pentecost, likely most of us think of the picture of all the apostles and Mary gathered in the upper room with...

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The Ascension Signals to Us a Change

The Ascension of the Lord The readings from this reflection: Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-95; Eph 1:17-23; Lk 24:46-53 GettyImages I remember the first day that I first walked through the doors at the seminary in St. Louis. My parents, four of my brothers, and I all...

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How Bright is your Light?

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER The readings from this reflection: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29 St. Agnes Easter Vigil. Photo by Dean Curtis The Book of Revelation shares with us today, “The city had no need of sun or...

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Can You Hear Me Now?

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER The readings from this reflection: Acts 13:14, 43-52; Ps 100:1-2, 3, 5; Rev 7:9, 14b-17; Jn 10:27-30 Years ago, there was an ad from a cell phone company named Verizon that boasted of its nation-wide cellular coverage. It had a man traveling to...

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Challenging Choices: Jump In as a Disciple

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER The readings from this reflection: Acts 5: 27-32, 40b-41; Psalm 30; Revelation 5: 11-14; John 21:1-19 Stop teaching in that NAME!”, says the High Priest and the Sanhedrin. Responding to the challenge, Simon, now known as Peter, said, “We must...

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Doubting Thomas and Our Own Unbelief

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas - Caravaggio (Public Domain) SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER—DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY The readings from this reflection: Acts 5:12-16; Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24; Rev. 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; Jn 10:19-31 The Second Sunday of Easter is known as “Divine...

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It Is EASTER: We Share Our Joy and Our Hope

EASTER SUNDAY THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORDThe readings from this reflection: Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Col 3:1-4; John 20:1-9 GettyImages I grew up in a very Catholic and devoted family. I learned to love Jesus, our blessed Mother, the Holy...