Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Unless A Grain Of Wheat….

Each day, as I drive to the parish where I serve, I encounter folks driving into our property to exercise-either in the pool or in our SilverSneaker program that is in our home. I am reminded of the saying…No pain, no gain! Those who come to exercise forge ahead with the painful task because their […]

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God So Loved The World

This passage contains what is possibly one of the most (if not the most) well-known passages of scripture in all of the New Testament. We see it on Bible tracts, jewelry and t-shirts sold at Christian bookstores, and homemade signs at sporting events. Vast numbers of people have heard or read the words of John […]

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Create A Clean Heart In Me

Jesus angrily drives the moneychangers from the temple area. How are we to understand this zeal for my Father’s house? It’s quite a contrast to our image of Jesus as teacher and healer.   Since the temple was already destroyed when John’s Gospel was written, this scene helped the early Christian community to believe in […]

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Sacred or Profane?

Twice this gospel mentions the Passover—that event in Jewish history that marks Israel’s passage from slavery to freedom. This is the founding, saving event that the Jewish people celebrate each year. Those who could came to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast. Jesus is there. On the feast. He goes to the temple. And becomes enraged. […]

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College Student? Recent Grad? Want To Make A Difference?

We’re accepting applications for our summer Service Learning Program and 2015-2016 AmeriCorps Service Position. Current college students and those graduating this semester are eligible to apply for the summer program; recent college graduates are eligible to apply for the AmeriCorps position. Both programs are a great way to build your experience and resume while serving […]

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