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In Remembrance, Overwhelming Grace

Today's Readings I was interested in writing this piece because of this Sunday’s date, September 11, 2022. Twenty-one years after the...

Staying in the Present

Today's Readings Jessica reminds us to stay in the present as we answer our call from God.

Jesus Didn't

Today’s Readings Hate our fathers and mothers, spouses and children, even our own lives. And take up our crosses. These lines are often...

Patience is a Virtue

Today's Readings Jessica reminds us the importance of being patient with ourselves as we walk with God.

Building the New Church

Today's Readings This week, Jessica reflects on our opportunity to be a part of growth and change in the Church.

Cutting Threads in a World of Gray

Today’s Readings The readings today are a mixed bag. At some points the words offer comfort and hope. At others the warn of wailing and...

When our leaders fall

Today's Readings Jessica encourages us to use our voices to stand against injustices, in light of today's first reading.

Too Much

Today's Readings Like most little kids, when I was small, I often parrotted back words and phrases that the adults in my world used...

A Glimpse of the Divine

Perhaps like me, you are always searching for glimpses of hope, of joy, of belief that point to the Divine Presence in the ordinary days....

What can you give?

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on today's reading, keeping in mind the feast of St. Lawrence, encouraging us to be generous, just as...

Be Ready

Today's Readings We may be in the dog days of summer, but my mind is already on Advent when pursuing today’s readings. When I taught...

Seeking Joy

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on the opportunity to find and create joy amidst the ordinary.

Time to Stop

Today's Readings This striking scripture passage is often very fitting for those who live in a rich country like the United States. By...

Bringing Home the Hospitality of Bethany

In my kitchen, on a painted chalkboard wall high above the counter there is a quote: “Welcome all as Christ”. I wrote it high up on the...

Never Cease Praying

Today's Readings On this 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, I love Luke’s Gospel. Jesus is not only teaching His disciples but all of us how...

Of Magdala: Apostle to the Apostles

I have a confession to make. I’m not proud of it, but I can’t help myself. As a feminist Catholic and theater connoisseur, I know it’s...

God Knows You

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on some of Jeremiah's most famous words.

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