By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB lst Reading Acts 6:8-15; 2nd Reading Rev 5:11-14; Gospel John 21:1-19 The Gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Easter is wonderful, all of it. But let’s focus on one line in particular. The disciples had spent the whole night fishing, to no avail. At dawn they saw a man standing [...]
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Postponed last month because of a blizzard, Sr. Helen Carey’s lecture on Spirituality and Work has been rescheduled for Tues. March 8 at 1:40 pm at St. Ambrose University’s Rogalski Center. “Many people experience a disconnect between the values of their private lives and those of their work or workplaces,” she says. Sister Helen suggests [...]
As Isaiah wrote, “A little child shall lead them.” How true! Consider the way children treat their artwork. (I watched this for years as a teacher.) You can see just how much they prize it. They get upset if something happens to it or if someone makes fun of it. This is only natural since [...]
Preparing for the arrival of a new infant changes people’s lives. Usually, there is an air of Quiet, Gentleness, Joyfulness, Expectation, Excitement, Hope, Prayerfulness, Helpfulness. The Church’s liturgical season of Advent encourages this by setting aside the 4 weeks before Christmas to help us prepare our hearts for the coming of God.
Every Thanksgiving I pray/read the following poem written by a friend and co-worker at Lutheran Social Services. We were both working with difficult cases, she with children of abuse. She was tall, slim, with beautiful laughing, blue eyes and short cropped natural curly hair.
This morning the sunrise was a blaze of beauty. It brought to mind the prayer of the psalmist: “At dawn I hold myself in readiness for You.”