Spiritual Reflections

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

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Reflection on the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Johanna Brian SL / February 6, 2023 /
photo of salt on white surface

I love the story of the woman who was telling her grandchild about the “Flight into Egypt” — how an angel told Joseph to take the child and his mother…

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Reflection on the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / January 29, 2023 /
a man holding a god bless sign written on a cardboard

Zep 2:3, 3:12-13 1 Cor. 1:31            Matthew 5:1-12 “Seek justice, seek humility …. I will leave a people humble and lowly.”  Zephaniah advises the people…

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Reflection on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / January 22, 2023 /

Many of our own accounts of joining Loretto begin with an attraction to the sisters. How much fun they had. They were happy. They had endless patience with us. They…

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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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Reflection on the Epiphany of the Lord

By Eileen Custy SL / January 8, 2023 /
The Adoration of the Three Kings

In our current liturgical cycle there are four manifestations of the Christ in the Sunday readings. The first revelation was on Christmas Day to the shepherds — the simple and…

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

By Eleanor Craig SL / January 1, 2023 /

Numbers 6:22-27 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:16-21 It is an article of our faith that Mary brought Jesus to life in a relationship entirely and exclusively with God.  We take for…

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Reflection on the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

By Loretto Community / December 25, 2022 /
scene of birth of christ

It has happened to each of us, that day we were born. There we were, as was Jesus so long ago. Like each of us, beginning our time on this…

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Reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Advent

By Kathy Wright SL / December 18, 2022 /
old tree stem with heart shaped carving in forest

The readings today talk about things that we are familiar with and that are an integral part of Christmas. They are the parts of our faith that we need in…

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Reflection on the Third Sunday of Advent

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / December 11, 2022 /
brown sand under white clouds

Rejoice! Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say rejoice! Every word of today’s readings tells us to rejoice because our feet are firmly planted in the goodness of God’s…

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Reflection on the Second Sunday of Advent

By Sharon Kassing SL / December 4, 2022 /
Sprouts coming up from the soil.

“Brothers and sisters, whatever was written before was written for our instruction that we might have hope!” That’s what Paul says today.  Then he says, “May the God of endurance…

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Reflection on the First Sunday of Advent

By Johanna Brian SL / November 27, 2022 /

Today, on this first Sunday of Advent, our readings offer us a vision and a challenge to “wake up!” I am reminded of my days as a student at Bethlehem…

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Reflection on the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

By Eleanor Craig SL / November 20, 2022 /
statue of christ the king under blue sky

2 Samuel 5:1-3.         Colossians 1:12-20.         Luke 23:35-43 There are many passages in both the Hebrew and the Christian scriptures similar to those…

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