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What would Lazarus look like at our ‘door’ . . . and would we notice him?

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

Living the Word / Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Sept. 25 Amos 6:1a,4-7; Psalm 146:7,8-9,9-10; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 Abou Adam was wealthy according to every earthly measure. At the same time, however, he sincerely strove to be spiritually wealthy as well. One night he was aroused from his sleep […]

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Jesus rejoices in finding the lost – do we?

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

Living the Word / Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Sept. 11 Exodus 32:7-11,13-14; Psalm 51:3-4,12-13,17,19; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32 Not unlike other passages in Luke’s Gospel, today’s Gospel begins with a short discussion between the Pharisees/scribes and Jesus. The Pharisees are a bit disturbed that Jesus would eat with them, […]

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Seek affirmation from God, not the world

  Living the Word / Kim Padan Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time/Aug. 28 Sirach 3:17-18,20,28-29; Psalm 68:4-5,6-7,10-11; Hebrews 12:18-19,22-24a; Luke 14:1,7-14 This weekend’s readings speak to us about the importance of humility. A quick glance at the culture, and we can readily see that the virtue of humility is sorely lacking. Ours is a culture fueled by […]

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Follow Christ, and lead others to Him

Living the Word / Kim Padan Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Aug. 14 Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10; Psalm 40:2,3,4,18; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53 Looking at the readings for this weekend, I am reminded of how difficult it can be to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, but also how comforted I am to know He makes firm my steps. […]

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What are we desiring more of in life? Things? Success? How about Jesus?

Carla Oliver

Living the Word / By Carla Oliver Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / July 31 Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23; Psalm 90:3-4,5-6,12-13,14,17; Colossians 3:1-5,9-11; Luke 12:13-21 I always find there to be a little bit of humor in thinking about what it must have been like for members of the early church to process what Jesus meant when […]

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Martha, Mary, and ‘radical hospitality’ to make others feel known and loved

Carla Oliver

Living the Word / By Carla Oliver Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / July 17 Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 15:2-3,3-4,5; Colossians 1:24-28; Luke 10:38-42 For the better part of my life, my heart has been consistently captivated by an unexpected source of motivation. This particular gift has motivated me to gain new depths of self-knowledge, shown me […]

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We are called to labor together as a team to proclaim the Kingdom of God

Carla Oliver

Living the Word / By Carla Oliver Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / July 3 Isaiah 66:10-14c; Psalm 66:1-3,4-5,6-7,16,20; Galatians 6:14-18; Luke 10:1-12,17-20 Have you ever taken the time to examine your daily life? Recently, in a conversation with one of my beloved spiritual fathers, he made a simple comment about how he is able to […]

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Corpus Christi’s public displays show world that Jesus is Lord, present and king

Father Timothy Hepner

Living the Word / By Father Tim Hepner Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)/June 19 Genesis 14:18-20; Psalm 110:1,2,3,4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 9:11b-17 This morning we began our usual weekly adoration as a newly ordained deacon took the host out of the tabernacle with a reverence and affection that […]

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Pentecost: Growing in love with the Holy Spirit, and in intimacy with the Trinity

Father Timothy Hepner

Living the Word / By Father Tim Hepner Solemnity of Pentecost/June 5 Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104:1,24,29-30,31,34; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13 or Romans 8:8-17; John 20:19-23 or John 14:15-16,23b-26 Imagine a young man bringing his girlfriend home to meet his family, introducing her one by one to each person, telling her their names as she smiles and shakes their […]

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Four characteristics that indicate a life of authentic Christian discipleship

Tim Irwin

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin Sixth Sunday of Easter/May 22 Acts 15:1-2,22-29; Psalm 67:2-3,4,5,8; Revelation 21:10-14,22-23; John 14:23-29 Americans highly value convenience. When companies retool their products and services, they hope to make things more convenient for their customers. The website I use to book golf tee times has recently been reworked and to […]

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