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Elisa Rodriguez SL

A longtime educator, Elisa served for many years in Texas, in particular in San Antonio, where she worked for the San Antonio Archdiocese as director of the Office of Hispanic Affairs and Archdiocese co-director, and in El Paso, where she taught school and served as co-vicar for women religious for the El Paso Diocese, director of spirituality programming for Loretto’s El Convento and as administrator and chaplain at Nazareth Hall Nursing Center. She also served for many years as a member of Loretto’s Executive Committee. Elisa now resides at Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky., serving the Community there.
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Reflection on the Second Sunday of Lent

By Elisa Rodriguez SL / February 25, 2024 /
Two women hold hands in prayer, while others reflect

“This my beloved Son. Listen to Him.”  The readings for today all speak of death and life. God orders Abraham to offer his son as sacrifice. Paul teaches the Christian…

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Reflection on the First Sunday of Advent

By Elisa Rodriguez SL / December 3, 2023 /
A close-up view of a candle flame emitting an orange glow.

“Be watchful and alert: you do not know when the time will come.” The readings at the end of the liturgical year are dark and almost frightening. These reminded me very…

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Reflection on the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Elisa Rodriguez SL / July 23, 2023 /
Wheat field

Today’s Gospel is very complete because Jesus explains it quite well when the disciples ask Him to explain the parable to them.  However, as we read it in our own…

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Reflection on the Seventh Sunday of Easter

By Elisa Rodriguez SL / May 21, 2023 /
Altar Piece Relief of Jesus and Apostles

The Gospel reading for this week reminds me a great deal of all of the following: a loving prayer to God, a commencement address to graduates and a missioning ceremony…

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Second Sunday of Easter – Divine Mercy Sunday

By Elisa Rodriguez SL / April 16, 2023 /
brown wooden scrabble tiles

In today’s Gospel, John gives us enough material to reflect on for the rest of the week. Most of us, however, like homilies that are short and to the point,…

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Reflection on the Third Sunday of Lent

By Elisa Rodriguez SL / March 12, 2023 /
Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well

Since the Gospel today is so long, I have selected specific phrases to reflect on, rather than weaving a coherent homily.   The story of the “Woman at the Well” is…

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Reflection on the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Elisa Rodriguez SL / January 15, 2023 /
statue of jesus christ on mount in evening

The liturgy of the Word for today is so rich, that I found it rather challenging to focus on only one part. The Prophet Isaiah is my favorite prophet, so…

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