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TMI? Maybe.

Readings for Sunday, August 3, 2014 The readings this Sunday really speak to my weary little soul.  This is the time of year when, as a mom/teacher, I am caught up in the back to school whirlwind.  There are so … Continue reading

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Cardinal Newman’s Fragrance Prayer

Today’s Gospel:   Matthew 5: 13-16 Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown … Continue reading

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Shaking the Blues

I don’t know why I am feeling blue today – could be all of the rain.  I am often effected by the absence of sunlight. Today was my last day of school.  I am free for two months, and yet … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Gospel for Sunday, March 30, 2014

Readings for Sunday, March 30 I  think that today’s gospel about the healing of the blind man is more about spiritual healing than about physical healing – at least as it applies to us, the modern-day readers.  Our world is … Continue reading

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Why Are Catholic Bibles Longer that Other Christian Versions?

You may or may not know that Catholic bibles are slightly longer than other Christian bibles.  The Catholic Old Testament has 46 books in comparison to 39 in Protestant bibles. Both of our New Testaments contain 27 books.  How did … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Gospel for Sunday, March 22nd, 2014

Readings for Sunday, March 22, 2014 I love this Sunday’s gospel story.  Jesus is so wonderful, so kind, so amazingly loving and compassionate.  Jesus approaches the Samaritan woman who had come to draw water from the well.  Samaritans were despised … Continue reading

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Reflection on Readings for Sunday, March 9, 2014

Readings for Sunday, March 9 Where has our sense of repentance gone?  What ever happened to “offering it up?”  It’s not just kids nowadays who are out of touch with sacrifice, but adults as well.  We live in an age … Continue reading

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Reflection on Mass Readings, Sunday, March 2, 2014

Readings for Sunday, March 2, 2014 I am admitting that I am not writing this after deep reflection, rather an instant response to the readings today.  Last night I fell asleep praying.  Like millions of Americans, my family seems to … Continue reading

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Reflection on Readings for Sunday, February 16, 2014

Readings for Sunday, February 16, 2014 “If you choose you can keep the commandments, they will save you; if you trust in God, you too shall live; he has set before you fire and water to whichever you choose, stretch … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, January 26, 2014

Readings for Sunday, January 26, 2014 In the gospel today, we see the beautiful prophecy from Isaiah fulfilled:  “The people in darkness have seen a great light.” The more I study the Bible, the more I am amazed at how … Continue reading

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