Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Twenty-Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time

As Catholics, we belong to a liturgical church. One aspect of this is the observation of the Church Year—a fixed, three-year (Sunday) calendar. In other words, we follow the Lectionary. We do not freely choose the readings, but rather, subject ourselves to the discipline of a Lectionary that proclaims the same message to all members. […]

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Twenty-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time

We are always told to read the fine print before signing a contract. We want no surprises. We want to make sure that all parties of the contract receive  their agreed share. As much as possible we want to be assured that the cost of whatever we are signing—whether in money, time, or work—is worth […]

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Prayer For Our Common Earth

  We lift our voices in praise– with the voice of light: shimmering in star skies and moonrise, flooding bright with sun. We give thanks to God: Mystery, Teacher, and Revealer. We lift our voices in praise– with the voice of waters: tumbling free, running deep, bringing life; moving on. We give thanks to God: […]

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The Narrow Gate

At first reading, this Gospel passage is missing some of the hopeful words we read elsewhere about God’s love for us and all of creation spending eternity in the Kingdom. In this Gospel we read that the door is narrow, that not many people will get through it, and once it’s shut, there’s no opening […]

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