Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Come After Me

I decided this week to begin cleaning the cupboards in my bedroom, one at a time! And treasures are found. What I noticed is that I collect candles – in all shapes, sizes and fragrances. Some I have used on our dinner table when guests have been invited to dinner. They lend a pleasant glow […]

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Behold the Lamb of God

When members of my family introduce someone, they always give that person an automatic promotion. If she’s a doctor, they will exaggerate, introducing her as a brilliant surgeon. A teacher’s aide becomes a full professor. I am told that I do the same thing. I still turn an ordinary singer into a brilliant musician, a […]

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Wednesday Evening Prayer

The Jews, Greeks, and Romans divided the hours between sunrise and sunset into 12 parts, and the Jews devoted certain of those intervals to prayer. These Old Testament time divisions developed into the Church’s “canonical hours” or “offices” at which prayers [psalms, canticles, antiphons, scripture, etc.], and are known, together with the Holy Mass, as […]

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The Baptism of the Lord

Any parent of an adolescent knows that tension is an every day household word. The adolescent experiences tension within themselves as they grow toward adulthood and they begin to assert their independence! And as they grow toward adulthood, their behavior frustrates and angers parents. The tensions have a good side, though. For the adolescent, it […]

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Feast of the Holy Family

Seating around the family dinner table is very interesting! 52 years ago we moved into a home my father and his brothers built and we had our places at the table. Today, we still want to sit next to each other in those same places! “Sitting next to” is an expression of a loving relationship […]

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