Friday, December 24, 2021 by Sister Barbara Barry, SNDdeN Have you noticed how the Church recognizes the enormity of the Christmas story? The lectionary is set with three readings for each Sunday during the year and whether you worship on Saturday evening, Sunday morning or Sunday evening the readings are the same. But not so
Strangers in a Foreign Land Lord God, help us to remember those who tonight will go to sleep unfed and unwelcome,strangers in foreign lands, people who have fled for their lives and are far from their homes.We lift up to you those who are escaping persecution and conflict, having fled death, torture or ruthless exploitation.
Sunday, December 19, 2021 by Sister Maura McMenamin, SNDdeN “Mary set out at that time and went quickly as she could to a town in the hill country of Judah. She went to Zacharias’ house and greeted Elizabeth. Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was
Sunday, December 12, 2021 by Sister Ginny Scally, SNDdeN For most of my years (and now, that’s a LOT of them!), I honestly thought we “rejoiced” in the pink on this Sunday of Advent because we were half-way through this liturgical season! We were that much closer to the celebration of Christmas! Somehow this Advent,
Sunday, December 5, 2021 by Sister Edithann Kane, SNDdeN Have you ever had someone or something come into your life and change you or clarify your direction? Who – or what – was it? When was it? How were you feeling or thinking at that time? For some of us, it may have been somewhat
Sunday, November 28, 2021 by Sister Marna Rogers, SNDdeN Vengeance Day “…It will seem like all hell has broken loose–sun, moon, stars, earth, sea, in an uproar and everyone all over the world in a panic, the wind knocked out of them by the threat of doom, the powers-that-be-quaking…And then, then–then! They’ll see the Son
When Sister Bárbara Gutiérrez, SNDdeN, was growing up in Mexico, the celebration of "Dia de los Muertos," the Day of the Dead, was observed mainly by older people. But in recent years, it has become more popular among young Mexicans claiming their roots, and its popularity has grown in the U.S. to the point that
In the quiet sanctuaries of our own hearts, let each of us name and call on the One whose power over us is great and gentle, firm and forgiving, holy and healing: You who created us, who sustain us, who call us to live in peace, hear our prayer this day. Hear our prayer for
Remember the sky that you were born under, know each of the star's stories. Remember the moon, know who she is. Remember the sun's birth at dawn, that is the strongest point of time. Remember sundown and the giving away to night. Remember your birth, how your mother struggled to give you form and breath.
Easter Sunday Gospel Reflection Sunday, April 4, 2021 by Sister Theresa Rynn, SNDdeN I have often thought how lucky I am to have been born in a country where Easter coincides with Spring. The winter waiting is over and all the signs in nature speak of new awakenings, new life, and new hope. This has