Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

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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YSU Honors Students Global Day of Service

Saturday, August 29th  YSU Honors Scholars participated in an  Annual Day of Service. More than 350 students volunteered  their time . Our home  was just one of their service sites! WHAT QUALIFIES AS SERVICE? Quite a lot, actually.  Cleaning up parks, volunteering at shelters, working with animals—but also helping any part of the  community that […]

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