Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Ascension of Our Lord

Today is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord.  It is the day the Church celebrates Christ’s ascension to sit by his Father’s side. The mental image we have is that Christ simply “floated” into heaven.  In a homily I once heard, the homilist spoke of a child’s interpretation of the Ascension. For when […]

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Remain in My Love

Good friends are truly one of life’s greatest treasures. To have a friend is to have someone to turn to, no matter what, someone to confide in, someone to trust and rely on. Real friends are self-giving and not concerned with what they will get in return. They are not manipulative or two-faced. They are […]

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Remain in Christ

My father, an avid gardener, told me one time about a cucumber plot he had planted:He had been very careful to select the best seeds, and plant each one at its proper depth.  He fertilized and watered the plants, he worked the soil faithfully each week to prevent weeds from encroaching and he sprayed to […]

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Touch Me and See

In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus assures the disciples that he is not a ghost: “Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” This risen Jesus is not a ghost. He is alive! This last statement, however, is much easier said than grasped. Resurrection is […]

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