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Eileen Custy SL

Eileen Custy was born and raised on a dairy outside of Denver and attended a one-room schoolhouse for her first eight years. After a year of college at Loretto Heights, she joined the Sisters of Loretto. In spite of the fact that she thought at that time she never wanted to be a teacher, she loved the work and taught for 46 years. Most of those years were spent in El Paso, Texas.. Eileen “retired” in 2004 and moved to Kentucky where she has been an administrative assistant to the Motherhouse Coordinator ever since.
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Reflection on the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / September 25, 2022 /

When I first read this parable I thought “Jesus, this parable is a perfect fit for today’s world!” Let’s take a look at the actors in the parable and at…

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Reflection on the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / July 17, 2022 /
Colorful Loretto Community banner shows a silhouetted family holding hands with the words "Danger?" above. A Gospel quote follows: "I was a stranger and you took me in," Matthew 25:35.

Recently, on CNN, I watched an interview with a man named Aaron Stark, who said that when he was in his late teens he could very easily become a mass…

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Reflection on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

By Eileen Custy SL / June 12, 2022 /

This Sunday is known as Trinity Sunday. I have a confession to make. It makes no difference to me whether God is manifested as creator, as Jesus incarnate or as…

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Reflection on the Third Sunday of Easter

By Eileen Custy SL / May 1, 2022 /

As we come up on this third Sunday after Easter, we can see that Jesus has appeared several times after his death – first to Mary Magdalen and the women…

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Reflection on the Fifth Sunday of Lent

By Eileen Custy SL / April 3, 2022 /
Two women embrace.

When I agreed to prepare this homily, I did so without looking at the readings. I was very happy when I saw that the Gospel story was one of my…

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Reflection on the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / February 27, 2022 /

Have you ever wondered what purpose a giraffe serves in this life? Do they enhance nature? Can they be domesticated? They can’t carry a burden; It would slide right off…

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Reflection on the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

By Eileen Custy SL / January 1, 2022 /

Mary, the holy mother of God, or in Greek, “Theotokos.” That title goes back to the Council of Ephesus in 431 AD. Nestorius held that the divine and human natures…

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Reflection on the Second Sunday of Advent

By Eileen Custy SL / December 5, 2021 /

At least two times since living here I have seen crooked roads made straight: Bardstown Road into Louisville and more recently Highway 49 from Loretto to Lebanon. Those projects took…

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Reflection on the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / October 24, 2021 /

It is helpful to understand today’s Gospel if we remember that Mark was writing his Gospel for the early Christians before their separation from Judaism, which happened after the destruction…

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Reflection on the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / September 5, 2021 /

“ Here comes your God . . . who comes to save you. Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared.” In…

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Reflection on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / July 25, 2021 /

In the first reading, Elisha feeds the people with 20 barley loaves. When the servant protested that it was not enough, Elisha replied simply,  “Give it to the people to…

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Reflection on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

By Eileen Custy SL / May 30, 2021 /

The God I grew up with is not the God I know now, and I suspect the same is truefor all of you. My first year of teaching high school…

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