Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

The Empty Tomb

Anyone who has ever been to a burial service in a cemetery knows how gaping the six-foot hollow in the earth is. If we peer into the empty space, it seems to go down forever. It is deep, foreboding, not just a little bit frightening. We are much more comfortable when the casket is lowered, […]

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem

For most of us,  Holy Week unfolds like many other weeks: work, school, preparing meals, doing laundry. Palm Sunday begins an unusual week – a week – concentrated in a few days on the ultimate meaning of our lives. We are invited this week to reflect on these questions: Why are we here? What have […]

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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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