Scripture: Isaiah 25:6-10a Philippians 4:12-14,19-20 Matthew 22:1-14 Reflection: Jesus never explicitly says what the kingdom of heaven is. Instead he says it is like such and such. In this parable, the kingdom is likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Galatians 3:22-29 Luke 11:27-28 Reflection: A group of enthusiastic retreatants shouted "Amen!" one weekend when asked if they believe in the Communion of Saints. They were affirming and celebrating an ancient truth – Yes, we, the Church Militant, are part of the Communion of » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31-5:1 Luke 11:29-32 Reflection: On my mom’s first visit to Immaculate Conception rectory, Fr. Eric said to her: "How does it feel to have a son who is a slave of the church?" The question startled her, and she really didn’t » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Galatians 3:7-14 Luke 11:15-26 Reflection: In Jesus’ day, the factions of the religious elite pitted themselves against each other. They so emphasized the letter of the law that they lost sight of the spirit and faith behind it. They judged others harshly and negatively, » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Galatians 5:18-25 Luke 11:42-46 Reflection: St. Theresa of Avila was a great mystic of the sixteenth century and reformer of the Carmelite Nuns. The reading from Romans defines her life. Theresa led the reform of Carmel against strong internal opposition. She had to be » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Galatians 3:1-5 Luke 11:5-13 Reflection: The baby had a stuffy nose, the kind of yucky, mucous congestion so common in infants. The mother heard the whimpering and fussing begin, again, and turned over to look at the clock: 3:45. The fourth time in what » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14 Luke 11:1-4 Reflection: During this Jubilee year of St. Paul the Apostle, his letter to the Galatians gives us insight into Paul’s character. Paul was a courageous man who lived without compromise. In the Acts of the Apostles Chapter 24 we » Continue Reading.
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Scripture: Galatians 6:14-18 Matthew 11:25-30 Reflection: As the month of October continues to unfold and the lives of many religious founders are shared with us, today’s special scripture selections for the Feast of St. Francis help us recognize and » Continue Reading.
Feast of Blessed Isidore DeLoor, Passionist Scripture: Galatians 1:6-12 Luke 10:25-37 Reflection: If a person does a good deed for someone, that person is referred to as a "Good Samaritan." That phrase has worked its way into our common language. But it is not a » Continue Reading.