Lent… An Anti-Racism Perspective

Lent… An Anti-Racism Perspective

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,

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Fourth Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection

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

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Second Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection

Second Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection Wednesday, February 28, 2021 by Sister Magdalen Lawler, SNDdeN The Transfiguration Uncreated Light. ‘Longing to become in us everything You are…’ Tom McGuinness, SJ, with permission. In these days of darkness into which we have been plunged by the pandemic, we long for light to dawn. The world seems

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First Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection

First Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection Wednesday, February 21, 2021 by Sister Edna Maier, SNDdeN Oh Blessed Beginning! “Lent” = “Springtime”: a time for another walk with Jesus, another glimpse into His Gift of the Spirit, and a renewed awareness that in any form of Satan’s temptation, we do not stand alone. Jesus is with

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Ash Wednesday 2021 Gospel Reflection

Ash Wednesday Gospel Reflection Wednesday, February 17, 2021 by Sister Maria Tecla da Silva, SNDdeN Charity, Prayer and Fasting Today’s Gospel highlights the elements of a spiritual journey: prayer, fasting and almsgiving (cf. Mt 6, 1-6.16-18). These three demand that one not be dominated by appearances: what counts is not appearance, but the value of

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An Inauguration Prayer

We pray, 0 Lord, for President-elect [Joe Biden] and Vice President-elect [Kamala Harris], to whom You have entrusted leadership of this nation at this moment in history. We pray that You’ll help them bring our country together so that we may rise above partisan politics and seek the larger vision of Your will for our

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Christmas Dawn 2020 Gospel Reflection

  Christmas Dawn Gospel Reflection Friday, December 25, 2020 by Maria Delaney, SNDdeN Major celebrations normally encompass extended opportunities for people to gather and enjoy each other’s company. Multiple Masses beginning on Christmas Eve and extending into Christmas morning allow for an extended celebration. The readings for the Christmas Mass at Dawn deal not so

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