Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

See The Salvation of God

Saved by the bell! The firefighter saved the baby from sure death. The relief pitcher saved the game. We hear the word “save” frequently in our everyday chatter, and know immediately what it means: to be rescued from a bad situation, from danger, from an unwanted outcome. This Sunday’s gospel doesn’t have the word “save,” […]

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Be Vigilant

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everybody! Perhaps you think I am getting confused. This is not January 1 nor is it the lunar new year or the beginning of the Muslim year. Yet it is the beginning of a new year, the beginning of another Church year.   Last week we celebrated the Feast of Christ […]

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The Empty Chair

For those grieving the loss of a loved one, Thanksgiving and “the holidays” can be a particularly difficult time. Anticipation of these special days begins early and so I’m posting this prayer today… A Prayer at an Empty Chair This Thanksgiving, Lord, there’ll be an empty chair at our table, an ache in our hearts […]

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Christ the King

When we were young, we had the time to indulge our imagination. We pretended to be famous, wealthy, powerful. Of course we grew up, but sometimes not out of those fantasies. In fact, multi-billion dollar industries are dedicated to making those dreams come true. But only for a while. And always for a price. Let’s […]

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When? Now!

At this time when we near the end of another liturgical year, the Lectionary includes gospels about the end times that call for us to look far into the future. These gospels inevitably paint a dark and dismal picture of calamity and doom, and so we often dismiss them. The apocalyptic (the word “apocalyptic” comes […]

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