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Maria Visse SL

Maria, a member of the Sisters of Loretto since 1955, served as the Loretto Motherhouse Service Coordinator for many years. Among her many other works, she served as a labor and delivery nurse. In 2017, she and Kay Carlew SL spent a month in Ghana visiting with and observing the work of the Daughters of the Most Blessed Trinity, one of Loretto’s sister communities. A gifted singer and musician, Maria often may be found leading the congregation in song.
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Reflection on the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Maria Visse SL / September 18, 2022 /

Always the question: “As I consider the readings in today’s liturgy, what do they say for me now?”  As you know the Encyclical Letter from Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, has…

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Reflection on the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Maria Visse SL / February 20, 2022 /

Today we are a week and a few days away from Ash Wednesday.  Lent begins. As I looked back on the Sunday Gospel events it has been a quick history of…

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Reflection on the Nativity of the Lord

By Maria Visse SL / December 24, 2021 /

A child is born to us.  Some of you may know that in one of my former lives I was a labor and delivery nurse.  So, this night has doubly special…

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Reflection on the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Maria Visse SL / August 29, 2021 /

Three phrases stand out in today’s readings: From the Old Testament: “For what great nation is there that has gods so close to it as the Lord our God is…

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Reflection on the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Maria Visse SL / February 14, 2021 /

When preparing a homily I always look up some general information about the origins of the Gospel for this day.  The Gospel according to St. Mark was written about 70…

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Reflection on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Maria Visse SL / November 15, 2020 /

I remember a talk by Dominic Crossan about the parables, and there was one one comment that stuck with me. It was that Jesus didn’t give the parables to answer…

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Reflection on the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Maria Visse SL / August 16, 2020 /

I must admit that the preparation of this homily comes at a very mind-disturbing time.  How to keep concentrated on a Gospel text when the United States of America is…

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Reflection on the Second Sunday of Easter

By Maria Visse SL / April 19, 2020 /

Today we join the disciples gathered together, doors locked, afraid of the Jews, not at all sure of what would come next. The disciples were accustomed to the presence of…

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