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Agnes Ann , who resides at Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky., is a member of the Motherhouse’s pastoral community care team.
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Reflection on the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / August 7, 2022 /
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Wisdom 18:6-9 Hebrews 11-12 Luke 12:32-48 In today’s Gospel, Luke’s audience is concerned about how they will provide for themselves for the long haul, about whether or not the claims…

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Reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / May 8, 2022 /

In last Sunday’s Gospel John told of Jesus directing the disciples to fish from the other side of the boat, which resulted in a great haul.  He instructed Peter to…

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Reflection on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / January 23, 2022 /

Human history reveals many periods where people lost a sense of God’s transcendence.  It may even be argued that human beings have been wandering and lost more than they have…

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Reflection on the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / September 19, 2021 /

When I was still in the classroom many years ago, the children would often ask me as to why Jesus would tell his disciples not to tell anyone after He…

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Reflection on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / June 27, 2021 /

I’m sure many of you are familiar, to some degree, with Sister Wendy Beckett, the Roman Catholic nun from England who gained popularity on the BBC and PBS for her…

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Reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Advent

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / December 20, 2020 /

Good morning, everyone!  Today, on this last Sunday of Advent, I want to tell you a story about Mary, the key figure of Luke’s Gospel, but my story hinges on…

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Reflection on the Fifth Sunday of Lent

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / March 29, 2020 /

We are slowly approaching the last days of Lent and the story of Mary, Martha and Lazarus gives us hope that we will come out of our current experiences with…

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Reflection: Fourth Sunday of Advent

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / December 22, 2019 /

As we come to the end of the liturgical season of Advent, the prophet Isaiah introduces us to Ahaz, the King of Judah.  Ahaz had become king at the young…

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