Monthly Archives: May 2017

  • Trinity Sunday

    Posted on May 31, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    TRINITY as revealed in the Creed by Sr. Elizabeth Johnson For years I have found myself wondering what Catholics receive from the recitation of the Creed at Mass.  Most of my experience is of people rattling through the Creed perfunctorily.  Therefore I found it fascinating that in a talk to the two major organizations of […]

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  • Pentecost

    Posted on May 31, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    The Breath of The One Who Gives Us Life May 14, 2016 · by Susan Francesconi · in Acts, Easter, Gospel of John, Holy Spirit, Pentecost, Year C. · (Adapted from a previous post: 2015) “Breathe gently on her face.” This was the advice my sister gave me many years ago when I could not comfort my inconsolable newborn daughter.  I did what my sister […]

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  • Homily Thoughts

    Posted on May 24, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    HOMILY THOUGHTS The conclusion at the end of Luke’s Gospel contains a surprise. “While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven.  And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God.”24:51 Why were they full of joy at his definitive […]

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  • Easter 4 A

    Posted on May 2, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Good Shepherd Sunday On an early morning in Israel I sat atop a little hill reading the scriptures and pondering some of the new meanings coming from actually walking the land that Jesus walked.  A slight movement, on the gentle slope across the valley from the hill where I was, caught my attention.  I only […]

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