Third Sunday of Advent-Gaudete Sunday

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Gaudete Sunday  means “Rejoice”! Zephaniah 3: 14-18a;  Philippians 4:4-7;  Luke 3: 10-18 In the first reading, Zephaniah reminds us to “shout for joy!” “Be glad and exult with all your heart”; “The Lord, your God is in your midst”. The Second Reading from Philippians resounds the message with the words “Rejoice in the Lord always”; […]

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 […]