Spiritual Reflections

These are reflections given by Loretto members at a variety of services.

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Reflection on the Most Holy Trinity

By Eileen Custy SL / June 4, 2023 /

On this Trinity Sunday, one thing is certain: I am not going to explain the mystery of the Trinity. Scholars have worked on that for years. In one way, it…

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Reflection on Pentecost Sunday

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / May 28, 2023 /
Orange flame png sticker, icon

The season of Easter concludes with today’s celebration, the feast of Pentecost.  On Pentecost we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples in a locked room in…

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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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Reflection on the Sixth Sunday of Easter

By Kathy Wright SL / May 14, 2023 /

In addition to this being the Sixth Sunday of Easter, it is also Mother’s Day and my father’s birthday. As I read these readings, I was aware that I was…

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Reflection on the Fifth Sunday of Easter

By Mary Swain SL / May 7, 2023 /

These Easter days are so full of energy and life.  The disciples are off and running to tell the various communities about Jesus and about “The Way.”  The reading from…

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Reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

By Eileen Custy SL / April 30, 2023 /
The Good Shepherd

The image of Jesus as shepherd and his followers as sheep has endured over many centuries even for those who have never had the experience of watching a shepherd caring…

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Reflection on the Third Sunday of Easter

By Johanna Brian SL / April 23, 2023 /
Christ and the two disciples

When I was a child growing up in a household with numerous siblings there was often chaos as you can well imagine. My mother would sometimes register her frustration by…

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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 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

By Kathy Wright SL / April 9, 2023 /

Today’s readings tell the story of Easter according to John and how it  unfolded. The story seems to indicate that the disciples of Jesus needed each other to understand what…

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Reflection on the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

By Eleanor Craig SL / April 8, 2023 /
Study for 'Christ', Kenyon Cox

Our Jewish kin celebrate Passover this week. Around family tables they are passing on the stories of their ancestors, the story of themselves as a people. We have just read…

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Reflection on Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

By Maria Visse SL / April 2, 2023 /
statue of jesus christ on mount in evening

Dietrich Bonhoeffer 4/30/1944: “You would be surprised, and perhaps even worried, by my theological thoughts and the conclusions they lead to; and this is where I miss you most of…

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Reflection on the Fifth Sunday of Lent

By Mary Swain SL / March 26, 2023 /

John 11:1-45 We just heard a tender story about Martha, Mary, Lazarus and Jesus. The evangelist, John, has Jesus saying that he, Jesus, is the resurrection and the life. John…

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