Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Lazarus, Come Forth!

“I didn’t want to come back. My consciousness hovered somewhere above the body lying on the gurney. It was all over, I thought. The last sensation I remembered had been incomprehensible, then a tunnel, and a grinding noise as described in other “near death experiences.” But unlike other people who tell of “NDEs,” I saw […]

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KSU Alternative Spring Break 2017

KSU Alternative Spring Break. It was a great group again this year! A video to show some of their activity over the last couple of days. It’s included exercising with SilverSneakers, meeting moms with our Immigrant Outreach, preparing an apartment at Beatitude House, tutoring children in our HIV/AIDS ministry, and learning about the homeless at […]

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I Believe

The belief is still prevalent today that bad things happen to people because they deserved it; that some people’s lives are blighted by troubles but it is because of their sin, because of their wrong doing. People still say, “I must have done something really bad for this to have happened to me.” “Why is […]

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Thirsting

A thread running through all today’s lessons is the affirmation of God’s loving care to those who respond to him. God’s covenant love continues despite all our human attempts to thwart it, domesticate it, attempt to control it. During our Lenten pilgrimage we reflect on our responsibility for being agents of frustration rather than channels […]

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Second Sunday of Lent

Today’s readings are all about signs and promises, signs requested, signs given, and signs difficult to discern. A sign misunderstood, this time in the Transfiguration. The disciples are already struggling with the mission of Jesus as he tries to unfold it to them; in the previous chapter Jesus tells them they are right to call […]

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