Scripture: Ezekiel 18:25-28Philippians 2:1-11Matthew 21:28-32 Reflection: I was blessed to work as a Pastoral Associate for a Passionist retreat center in Houston for three years, and I cannot begin to tell you the blessings that came from that position. Let me just clearly state that » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:8Luke 9:43b-45 Reflection: Jesus has just come down the mountain after the Transfiguration experience. He encounters a man whose son is afflicted with epilepsy, which the disciples were not able to heal. Jesus heals the young man. Then Jesus makes His second passion » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11Luke 9:18-22 Reflection: Lissa Romell is the Administrator at St. Vincent Strambi Community in Chicago, Illinois.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:2-11Luke 9:7-9 Reflection: Who is This Man “Who is this man about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see Him.” -Luke 9:9 Herod’s question is the most important question of our life! And to seek Him is the most » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Proverbs 30:5-9Luke 9:1-6Reflection: In these days of Covid-19, I have been invited to few parties, if any. But I always appreciate when people say, “Just bring yourself.” More and more, that is how I read the Gospels when Jesus sends out His disciples to » Continue Reading.
Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13Matthew 9:9-13 Reflection: Today is the feast of St. Matthew Apostle and Evangelist and little is known about him. He was a tax collector and in other synoptic gospels referred to as Levi. The story » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 55:6-9Philippians 1:20c-24, 27aMatthew 20:1-16a Reflection: In Sunday’s Gospel reading (Matthew 20:1-16a), Jesus tells another parable, this one about a landowner and the laborers he hires to work in his vineyard. If Jesus was talking about hourly wages and eight-hour days, we might find » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49Luke 8:4-15 Reflection: “But as for the seed that fell on rich soil, they are the ones who, when they have heard the word, embrace it with a generous and good heart and bear fruit through perseverance.” -Luke 18:15 Some of » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20Luke 8:1-3 Reflection: “…Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women…” I write this on September 17, the Feast of Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), Saint, Doctor of the Church, prophet, and preacher, musician and composer, poet and artist, doctor and pharmacist. Author » Continue Reading.