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 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
Good Friday Gospel Reflection Friday, April 2, 2021 by Sister Honorine Yamba, SNDdeN We are celebrating the first day of the Pascal Triduum. It is the day of the victorious cross upon which Jesus left us the best of himself: Mary as mother, pardon including to his executioners, and total confidence in God the Father.
Holy Thursday Gospel Reflection Thursday, April 1, 2021 by Sister Barbara Thiella, SNDdeN Hear Me: Do What I Do and Remember Me Come, let us walk together into a supper room and observe Jesus and his closest companions reclining at a table. As twilight disappears, it is Passover. Celebrating this feast every year, the participants
Palm Sunday Gospel Reflection Sunday, March 28, 2021 by Sister Barbara Metz, SNDdeN Today’s feast introduces us to the holiest week of the Church year. The scene opens for us with Jesus coming into the Holy City of Jerusalem at the time of the feast of the Passover seated on a donkey. He is close
Fifth Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection Sunday, March 21, 2021 by Sister Marilyn Pechillo, SNDdeN Today’s Gospel reading offers a paradigm of Christian life. It speaks of making the effort to meet Jesus, embracing His teaching and living the Paschal Mystery. It also reminds us that we are not alone. We belong to a community
Ah or, more honestly, aaww—it’s Lent. I always have mixed feelings about Lent. Honestly, I would rather skip it, but as a good Catholic, I can’t. I like Lent’s call to a deeper relationship with Christ, but you can keep the fasting part. Well, I should give up something, maybe candy or, preferably, celery. Actually,
Fourth Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection Sunday, March 14, 2021 by Sister Roseanne Murphy, SNDdeN The readings for this Sunday are full of stories of the tension between light and darkness, sin and forgiveness. In the first reading, we learn that God allowed the Israelites to be captured and taken off to Babylon because of
Third Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection Sunday, March 7, 2021 by Sister Camilla Burns, SNDdeN In today’s Gospel, we are moving from the wedding feast at Cana to a riot in the temple. In the Synoptic Gospels, the overturning of the tables in the temple is one of the last things Jesus does before his