Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Kingdom People

Today, Jesus begins the series of teachings that we call the “Sermon on the Mount”.  The Beatitudes – as this part is called – set out the qualities of someone who lives in the Kingdom. A Kingdom-dweller doesn’t belong to one category – rather he or she belongs to all of them. They are poor […]

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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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