Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

The Baptism of Jesus

Eighteenth-century English poet Alexander Pope once remarked that if we expect nothing, we shall never be disappointed. Such a low bar we might set for ourselves! Yes, great expectations might disappoint by blinding us to the good already in front of us, or leading us to future failure. Yet, it is better to risk disappointment than be stuck with […]

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Epiphany of Our Lord

I received the following in an email and offer it for our reflection today: Light-giving God – We are magi on a caravan of lumbering hope, traveling through grinding wind and glaring sun, chill clear nights and skin-baking days. We come to seek Your light. We come lumbering in hope, each of us on our own life’s […]

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The Holy Family

One of the great joys of the Christmas season is to behold the utter joy, innocence, beauty that light up the faces of little children. They are filled with wonder, delight, excitement. Year after year they grow into surer expectation about what happens with family and friends during Christmas. They grow into the family holiday […]

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Set Out In Haste

The phrase “gone, but not forgotten” is associated with songs, movies, a TV show episode, a novel, a poem. It is different from another well-known phrase, “out of sight, out of mind.” These sayings address a common enough human experience: absence and presence. When someone is not immediately at hand, do we forget or remember […]

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