Reflection: Palm Sunday of the Passion

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by Sr. Carol Schumer, D.C.,  St. Louis, MO READINGS: Isaiah 50:4-7 ~ Psalm 22: 8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24; Philippians 2:6-11 ~ Mark 14:1-15:47 From intimacy to abandonment, from exultation to condemnation, from adoration to torture, from ecstasy to agony, from “Hosanna!” to “Crucify!” All in one Scripture passage, in one liturgical celebration, in one Sunday! Today we […]

Lenten Reflection for the Week of March 25, 2012

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READINGS: Jer. 31:31-34  ~  Psalm 51: 3-4, 12-13, 14-15 ~ Hebrews 5: 7-10  ~  John 12: 20-33 Reflection by Sr. Charlotte White, SCL Spiritual Moderator, Ladies of Charity, Metropolitan Kansas City In today’s readings we hear the plaintive cries of our human family: Make us whole again. Give again your covenant, which will not be like the […]

Lenten Reflection for the Week of March 18, 2012

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READINGS: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,  19-23,19-23  ~  Psalm 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6. Ephesians 2:4-10  ~  John 3:14-21  Reflection by Sr. Margaret John Kelly, DC Spiritual Moderator, Ladies of Charity, St. John’s University Today’s readings invite us to raise our consciousness of God’s presence and to keep our minds and heart alert to God’s messengers calling us to Jerusalem. […]

Lenten Reflection for the Week of March 11, 2012

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Exodus 20:1-17  ~   Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11  ~  1 Corinthians 1:22-2 John 2:13-25 Reflection by Sister Elyse Staab, DC Vincentian Family Ministry Today’s readings set a rich table for our prayer and reflection. The first reading from Exodus reminds us of God’s predilection for his chosen people by forming with them a covenant held sacred through the observance […]

Lenten Reflection for the Week of March 4, 2012

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READINGS: Genesis 22:1-18  ~  Psalm 116  ~   Romans 8:31-34 Mark 9: 2-10 This Sunday’s readings are challenging but hope-filled! Listen to God’s promise to Abraham, “I will bless you abundantly and make your descendants as countless as the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore…”(Gen. 22:1-18) His binding covenant with us! Ponder Paul’s words “If God is […]