By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB There is hope in all the readings for today’s Eucharist (Gen 15:512, 17-18; Phil 3:17-4:1; Gospel Lk 9:28-36). The basis of our hope extends beyond our vision, even beyond our life here. To live here we are obliged to see the hereafter! In the first reading, the “flaming torch” expresses [...]
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By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB Our local mall has a MAKE OVER contest. Who would not like to be transformed, made over? The persons chosen receive a facial, hairdo and new wardrobe. They are transformed (so we are told).
2nd Sunday of Lent – Matthew 7:1-9 – The Transfiguration of Jesus By Sr. Ruth Ksycki In a commentary on this gospel, Barbara Reid, a professor at Catholic Theological Union, writes: “On the mountaintop Jesus is able to see with God’s own vision the way forward in faithfulness.” In speaking of Dr. Martin Luther King [...]
Second Sunday of Lent: Gospel of Matthew 17: 1-9 By Sr. Catherine Cleary, OSB Matthew’s gospels for the first two Sundays in Lent clearly show readers that Jesus was the fulfillment of the prophecies of Israel. Last week, Jesus’ fasting in the desert reminded us of Moses’ sojourn in the desert. Today’s gospel highlights Jesus [...]