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Jesus’ birth occurred at a moment in history, but Son of God has always existed

Kim Padan

Living the Word/By Kim Padan Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord/Dec. 25 At the Vigil Mass: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 89:4-5,16-17,27,29; Acts 13:16-17,22-25; Matthew 1:1-25 Mass During the Night: Isaiah 9:1-6; Psalm 96:1-2,2-3,11-12,13; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 Mass at Dawn: Isaiah 62:11-12; Psalm 97:1,6,11-12; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:15-20 Mass During the Day: Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm […]

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Advent invites us to walk the path of hope, prepare for peace Christ brings

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

Living the Word/By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Fourth Sunday of Advent/Dec. 19 Micah 5:1-4a; Psalm 80:2-3,15-16,18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 The last Sunday of Advent brings into focus the promise of a new and glorious age. We anticipate with the ancient Scriptures the birth of One who promises hope and peace to our weary world. The […]

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Follow John to find the Light of the World, the promise of hope

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

Living the Word / By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Third Sunday of Advent/Dec. 12 Zephaniah 3:14-18a; (Psalm) Isaiah 12:2-3,4,5-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18 John the Baptizer is an intriguing figure in the Gospels. There is not a great deal said about him or from him, but he stands out as one who had a unique […]

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Advent a time of waiting, clearing obstacles

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

Living the Word / By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Second Sunday of Advent/Dec. 5 Baruch 5:1-9; Psalm 126:1-2,2-3,4-5,6; Philippians 1:4-6,8-11; Luke 3:1-6 In the days of the Baal Shem Tov, the saintly founder of this particular tradition of Hassidism, it would happen that he would take his disciples into a quiet spot in the forest. There […]

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Jesus is King, and we must belong not to the world but to His truth and kingdom

Carla Oliver

Living the Word / By Carla Oliver Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe / Nov. 21 Daniel 7:13-14; Psalm 93:1,1-2,5; Revelation 1:5-8; John 18:33b-37 Praised be Jesus Christ, Now and Forever! As we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King, I always reflect on this day with a mix of emotions. Similarly […]

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‘But she has contributed her livelihood…’

Carla Oliver

Living the Word / By Carla Oliver Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time/Nov. 7 1 Kings 17:10-16; Psalm 146:7,8-9,9-10; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 Oftentimes, I am called back to some of the best advice I’ve received from a priest: “When it comes to reading the Scriptures, read for transformation, not for information.” Implementing this thought into my […]

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Do we see what our heart longs for?

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

Living the Word / By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Oct. 24 Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126:1-2,2-3,4-5,6; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52 The Gospel of Mark is genius at describing in succinct ways the healing and miracles of Jesus. His words are often few, but the impact is not to be missed. This […]

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Living the Word: The treasure of eternal life is learned through self-giving

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Oct. 10 Wisdom 7:7-11; Psalm 90:12-13,14-15,16-17; Hebrews 4:12-13; Mark 10:17-30 There was once a revolutionary, who when he was young, prayed to God “Lord, give me the energy to change the world.” As he approached middle-age and realized that half his life was gone without changing a […]

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What keeps us from living as disciples of Jesus?

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Sept. 26 Numbers 11:25-29; Psalm 19:8,10,12-13,14; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48 This Sunday’s Gospel explores the question: who speaks authentically on behalf of Jesus? It also offers a stern message concerning those things that might stop us from fully accepting the invitation from Jesus to live as his disciples. The […]

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Answer the invitation to take up our cross and be a person for others

Tim Irwin

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Sept. 12 Isaiah 50:4c-9a; Psalm 116:1-2,3-4,5-6,8-9; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35 This Sunday’s Gospel gives us a lot to think about. It illustrates how the Evangelists shared the events of Jesus’s life in various ways in order to clarify the message. It also illustrates that people […]

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