Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

In My Name

Magnets attract. The stronger the magnet, the stronger the attraction. Some large magnets are so powerful that it takes a great deal of muscle power to pull the magnet off the metal. Like attracts like. The more the convergences of ideas, values, and interests, the stronger the attraction. Jesus was a strong magnet who attracted […]

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Greatest, Least, First, Last!

Jesus is so patient with the disciples. Having asked them the question about his own identity, he teaches them about what “the Christ” really means. But the disciples don’t get it. In this Sunday’s gospel Jesus for a second time predicts his passion and death. The disciples still don’t get it! The “wicked” in the […]

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You Are The Christ!

Self-identity is a big deal in our society. Knowing who we are enables us to journey forward through life with confidence, a sense of direction and purpose, an accurate assessment of our capabilities as well as weaknesses. In this gospel, Jesus’ question to his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” was not about […]

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Be Opened!

In this gospel Jesus opens the ears and loosens the tongue of the deaf-mute. Both he and the crowd cannot contain themselves, but proclaim what Jesus has done. What has Jesus really done? Healed the man? Yes, but more. Jesus has revealed that he is far more than a miracle worker, as fascinating and wonderful […]

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Where Is The Heart?

Every social grouping—families, schools, cities, various organizations, nations—has rules or laws. The purpose of these rules or laws is not to bind people to rigid behaviors, but to facilitate the relationships that bind them to one another as a social grouping. So it is with God’s commandments and our relationship to God and each other. […]

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