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 […]

Lenten Reflection for the Week of February 27, 2012

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by Sr. Frances Ryan, DC LCUSA National Spiritual Moderator Scripture Readings: Genesis 9:8-15  ~  Psalm 25: 4-9  ~ 1 Peter 3:18-22  ~   Mark 1:12-15 One theme of the readings centers on the sacred shared covenant that God promises us in the rainbow. “I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between […]

Fourth Sunday of Advent Reflection

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Take Time to really celebrate the Incarnational Moment! 2 Samuel 7:1-16 ~ Psalm 89 ~ Romans 16:25-27 ~ Luke 1:26-38 We give time to that which is important for us in our lives. Christmas is a time for celebrating Love. Christ was born. God made flesh. What greater Love? We think of those that we love in our family and friends. […]

Gaudete Sunday–Third Sunday of Advent Reflection

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The Ladies of Charity USA gratefully acknowledge Father Mark Arnzen, Spiritual Director for the Morgan Hill Ladies of Charity for sharing this Advent reflection. Third Sunday of Advent – Dec. 11, 2011 READINGS: Isaiah 61:1-11 ~ Psalm-Luke 1:46-54 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 ~ John 1:6-8,19-28 Because it’s only four weeks Advent can slip by before we really enter into the prayerful and penitential […]

Second Sunday of Advent Reflection

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The Ladies of Charity USA gratefully acknowledge the Sisters of Charity of New York for sharing their Advent reflection. Second Sunday in Advent – December 4 READINGS: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11~ Ps. 85 ~ 2 Peter 3: 8-14 ~ Mark 1:1-8 “Speak up! Let your voice be heard!” today’s readings seem to say. Isaiah urges those who have good news to cry at […]

First Sunday of Advent Reflection

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The Ladies of Charity USA gratefully acknowledge the Sisters of Charity of New York for sharing their Advent reflection. This reflection is one of several spiritual resources offered to you during this season. After this prayerful reflection, please visit our Advent Spirituality page for more. First Sunday of Advent – Nov. 27, 2011 READINGS: Isaiah 63:16-19; 64:2-7 ~ Ps. 80 ~ I Cor. 1:3-9 ~ Mark […]