Monthly Archives: September 2012

Reflection on the Gospel for Sunday, September 30, 2012

Readings for Sunday, September 30, 2012 When I read this passage – At that time, John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow … Continue reading

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A Story for the Feast of the Archangels

Angels in Plain Clothes  “He will give his angels charge of you and on their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot  against a stone.”                                                                          Matthew 4:6   … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Prayer for St. Joseph’s Intercession

Dear Saint Joseph, God the Father chose you from all men to be the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus.  You cared thoughtfully and wholeheartedly for them while on Earth.  It was through you that Jesus first … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Have Brothers?

Today’s Gospel: The mother of Jesus and his brothers came to him but were unable to join him because of the crowd. He was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside and they wish to see you.” He … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day!

The heart is a bloom      Shoots up through the stony ground. There’s no room      No space to rent in this town      You’re out of luck     And the reason that you had to care    The traffic is stuck       And you’re not … Continue reading

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Reflection on Sunday’s Gospel, September 23, 2012

Sunday’s Gospel There is a word in this Sunday’s gospel that bothers me.  It is a tiny, seemingly inconsequential word… and yet it makes all the difference in the world.  It is what our society is suffering from today – … Continue reading

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Oh That I Had Wings Like a Dove!

The Spider as an Artist Has never been employed — Though his surpassing Merit Is freely certified By every Broom and Bridget Throughout a Christian Land — Neglected Son of Genius I take thee by the Hand — Emily Dickinson … Continue reading

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Reflection on Gospel for September 20, 2012

  Gospel Luke 7:36-50 A certain Pharisee invited Jesus to dine with him, and he entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the … Continue reading

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Gospel Reflection for Sunday, September 16, 2012

  Gospel reading for Sunday, September 16, 2012   Mark 8:  27-35     In today’s gospel reading, Jesus admonishes Peter for asserting his own will that Jesus not suffer and die.  Jesus doesn’t hold back when He says, “Get … Continue reading

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Nature is My Nurse

“Nature is often My Nurse for tired souls and weary bodies.  Let her have her way with you.”   From God Calling by A.J. Russel “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”  … Continue reading

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