Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Twenty-Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Who doesn’t dream of hitting the lottery? of being so wealthy that life would have no worries? of being able to retire young with complete security? Given the choice, who of us would not choose to be rich?   Lazarus in today’s Gospel story is not the same Lazarus that Jesus raised from the dead, […]

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time

This gospel puts to us a familiar and basic question: Whom do we serve? We have heard all our lives that we “cannot serve both God and mammon.” This is such a  common gospel saying; we are very familiar with it. We interpret the “mammon” as money, wealth, possessions. The basic question nudges us to […]

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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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