Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

What wisdom! What deeds!

One of the four basic agreements I try to live by is, “It’s not about you.” When my comments are taken the wrong way or my values are rejected, it can hurt. It hurts more if that rejection is from family and friends.  In our Gospel today, Jesus encounters resistance among his own, because his […]

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“Your Faith has saved you.”

We have a tendency to label people. Sometimes labeling serves as a protection, preparing us to act appropriately. Labeling may shield us from heartache or expectations unfilled. In our gospel today, it seems the people are good at labeling! The disciples are puzzled by Jesus’ question, “Who touched me?” when the crowds are pressing him. […]

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“Do you not yet have faith?”

Growing up on Lake Erie, I had opportunity to see small vessels caught in storms, buffeted by wind and rain. And as a child, storms frightened me. My mother would light a blessed candle, reassuring me that all would be well.  Today violent storms cause me to pause. I have expensive surge protectors to protect […]

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“This is My Body”

“It’s all in the details” was my father’s mantra. He was methodical in his preparations. From him we learned that nothing significant in our lives happens without preparation. We spend years in school before we begin a profession. We spend months preparing for a wedding; years preparing for profession of vows in a religious congregation. […]

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Being the Face of Christ

There is a legend which recounts the return of Jesus to glory after his time on earth. He bore the marks of his cruel cross and shameful death. The angel Gabriel approached him and asked, “Master, do they know all about how you loved them and what you did for them?” “No,” replied Jesus, “not […]

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