Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Solemnity Of The Body and Blood Of Christ

This Sunday’s feast is a “repeat” of what we celebrated just a few weeks ago on Holy Thursday. Jesus does something entirely new and unimaginably significant: he gives himself—his very Body and Blood—to us as our heavenly Food. This is the mystery we celebrate on Holy Thursday and this Sunday. This gospel, however, gives us […]

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Solemnity of The Holy Trinity

Military officers are commissioned; they are given specific authority to carry out the duties of their rank. Sales personnel might earn a commission; they are given a percentage of a sale over and above their regular salary. Etymologi¬cally, the word “commission” means to be “sent with.” So, someone commis¬sioned might be sent forth with authority […]

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Pentecost Sunday

We celebrate this Sunday a wondrous and unprecedented gift of God—“the Spirit of truth” given to us. This Spirit of truth God gives is relational. This Spirit of truth changes us—through the Spirit we share a common identity as the Body of Christ and take up a common mission to proclaim the Gospel by the […]

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The Ascension of The Lord

When a very fine school principal retires, we might overhear one of the teachers say, “It will be difficult for the school board to fill her shoes.” Or if a skilled and versatile worker dies of a heart attack, the boss might say, “It will be difficult to fill his shoes.” Filling the shoes of […]

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Love As I Have Loved

Today’s gospel begins with God, not us. It describes in sweeping detail the unparal­leled, intimate relationship to which the Father and Jesus invite us: chosen by them, given a share in their joy, called friends by them, told everything by them, appointed by them to bear fruit, and given whatever we ask in Jesus’ name. […]

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