Scripture: Isaiah 5:1-7Philippians 4:6-9Matthew 21:33-43 Reflection: Jesus…Today! Today we are challenged by another of Jesus’ encounters with the religious leaders of his day. Matthew shares Jesus’ parable of the owner of a vineyard who seeks a return on his investment from the vineyard-workers. The parable » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17Luke 10: 17-24 Reflection: I remember when I was young, my mother used to write my name on just about everything. She would put my name on school supplies, clothing items, and sometimes toys. My name even appeared on the refrigerator » Continue Reading.
Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels Scripture: Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5Matthew 18:1-5, 10 Reflection: The concept of a ‘guardian angel’ is one that has a long history both in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures and is a belief and devotion that has ebbed and waned » Continue Reading.
Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus Scripture: Job 19:21-27Luke 10:1-12 Reflection: Today the church celebrates a saint who captured the heart of the modern church. A young French woman who traveled from her hometown of Lisieux, in northern France, only once in her » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Job 9:1-12, 14-16Luke 9:57-62 Reflection: Quarks and leptons are subatomic particles, the smallest units of matter that we know of. I sometimes compare myself to a quark, a part of an atom that is a part of a grain of sand in the vast Sahara » Continue Reading.
Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, archangels Scripture: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 or Revelation 12:7-12John 1:47 – 51 Reflection: Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him, and myriads upon myriads attended him. –Daniel 7:10 Depictions of angels can be found in most specialty shops, catalogs » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Job 9:1-12, 14-16Luke 9:46-50 Reflection: We hear in this reading from Book of Job an encounter between Jesus and Satan. Jesus was confident and proud of his servant Job, his faithfulness and lived faith. Satan was complaining that the only reason Job was so » Continue Reading.
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.