June 26, 2022

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Two roads diverged in the woods, and I took the one less traveled by, and it has made all the difference. (Robert Frost) The readings today focus our attention on roads set before us in life. In the Gospel today, Jesus is firm on beginning his journey to Jerusalem. It […]

June 12, 2022

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity When Edmund Hilary reached the top of Mount Everest in 1953, this achievement was reported in vastly different ways in the East and the West. In the Western news, the headlines were: “Everest has been conquered!” The headlines were: “Everest has been befriended in the Eastern press.” When reflecting […]

May 22, 2022

6th Sunday of Easter Peace, I leave with you, my peace I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled… How profound these words are to 21st-century disciples. We need to hear and believe in them. As we look around our world, we see so much that troubles our hearts—a pandemic, war, divisions […]

May 8, 2022

4th Sunday of Easter We are invited on this Good Shepherd Sunday and World Day of Prayer for Vocations to reflect on where our Shepherd leads us. To follow, we need to hear and recognize his voice. Pope Francis said Jesus’s voice is unique. If we learn to distinguish it, he guides us on the […]

April 24, 2022

2nd Sunday of Easter, Sunday of Divine Mercy Divine Mercy Sunday gives us an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of mercy. Our praying “Lord have mercy” can have multiple meanings. It is a request for God’s forgiveness for many of us when we have failed to be faithful to our baptismal commitment. It is […]

April 10, 2022

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion We begin Holy Week today with shouts of “hosanna,” holding palms and cheering Jesus on. These cheers quickly are replaced with “crucify him” as we reflect on his Passion and death. Chanting “hosanna” has always been easier than being asked to take the part of the crowd shouting “crucify […]

March 27, 2022

4th Sunday of Lent Abide in the house of God’s divine fatherly goodness, like a child who knows nothing, does nothing, damages everything, but dwells in this gentle kindness. Saint Peter Julian Eymard’s words to Mrs. Camille d’Andigne in March 1865 offer sage advice to us as we reflect on the parable presented today. As […]

March 13, 2022

2nd Sunday of Lent The pivotal moments in our lives become the touchstones of understanding who we are called to be. We may not understand at the moment, but we know a change has taken place. For Abram, it was a walk outside at night conversing with God, resulting in a promise and a covenant. […]

February 27, 2022

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time We are painfully aware of the political differences and culture wars facing us. We hear calls for leaders to act with transparency and honesty. And find it amazingly easy to label others as hypocrites when they do not live up to our expectations. We are justified because he, she, or […]

February 13, 2022

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time We enjoy a “feel good” story where justice, vindication, acceptance, inclusion, or love are the outcome for those who have been harmed by others. We find ourselves rooting for those who are suffering and hoping those causing the pain are defeated in the end. Perhaps because the Spirit dwells deep […]