November 12, 2022

The Gospel today challenges us to be persistent in our faith and prayer. Often, we pray but fail to see God’s answer. Does God turn a deaf ear to us? Why doesn’t God answer us now? Where is the peace we pray for to end the turmoil plaguing this world today? The Scriptures assure us […]

October 8, 2022

In the letter to the Galatians, we are reminded that “doing the right thing” is not because it is the law but because of our roots of faith and the love we have for our Lord. Because we are faith-filled as God’s children, we strive to please him. Jesus taught us that it is not […]

September 10, 2022

For as long as we can remember, we have been taught the critical importance of the first commandment. We may not place any more importance on anyone or anything! We believe in only the one true God whom we praise, worship and continually seek. How are we tempted to place a priority not only on […]

August 13, 2022

When we look into the eyes of a child, we see innocence and trust. A baby enters this world unaware of anyone or anything other than the one nurturing him. One of the most treasured memories in the hearts of parents is the day their child first looks into their eyes and smiles. A baby […]

July 9, 2022

Our Scripture today presents us with a hopeful mission directing us to follow the whisper of the Holy Spirit and proclaim the Lord’s majestic splendor through our response to our mission in life. Again, we hear, “do not be afraid!” Though the world’s darkness is present through sin, we are beckoned to turn our hearts […]

June 11, 2022

Memorial of Saint Barnabas Our Scripture continues speaking of the dynamic and vibrant mission the apostles dedicated their lives to. Appropriately, today is the commemoration of Saint Barnabas. Though not one of the original twelve apostles, Barnabas, was one of the first among others to become an example of the role of the faithful. It’s […]

May 14, 2022

“If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love . . . I have told you this so that my joy might be in you, and your joy might be complete … love one another as I love you.” Today’s Scriptures promise a reward: joy! When we remain in God’s love, joy is […]

April 9, 2022

As we approach Holy Week, the prophet Ezekiel foresees one nation united under one Prince – and he will bring about holiness and peace. “I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Further, the response to Jeremiah’s psalm depicts this Prince as the Good Shepherd safeguarding his flock. We envision the Good […]

March 12, 2022

As we begin our Lenten journey, today’s scriptures remind us of our obligation to follow the commandments given to Moses, to put God above all in our lives. Jesus further implores us to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us. ‘Enemy’ and ‘persecution’ are strong words! Perhaps we may think: “I […]

February 12, 2022

Pondering the gospel today as a mother and grandmother, I treasure preparing family dinners. Because God has blessed us with never knowing hunger, I can’t help but feel pain for the homeless and those in our world who continue to suffer the pangs of hunger. Can we fathom the anguish of Jesus recognizing the hunger […]