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Spiritual Reflections

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

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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 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Mary Swain SL / July 18, 2021 /

Mark 6:30-34 Earlier in this chapter of Mark’s Gospel Jesus sends out the Twelve, two by two, giving them authority over unclean spirits.  They were to wear the clothes they…

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Reflection on the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Kathy Wright SL / July 11, 2021 /

Whenever I hear this Gospel I recall all of the times at the Loretto Women’s Network meetings that we were led in song by Maureen McCormack singing “The rest of…

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Reflection on the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Elaine Prevallet SL / July 4, 2021 /

Ezek. 2:2-5; Cor. 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6 It’s interesting that these particular readings should turn up for us on this day that is always a day of celebration of our beloved…

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Reflection on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / June 27, 2021 /

I’m sure many of you are familiar, to some degree, with Sister Wendy Beckett, the Roman Catholic nun from England who gained popularity on the BBC and PBS for her…

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Reflection on the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Johanna Brian SL / June 20, 2021 /

When I went to El Paso in 1969 to teach English and religion at Loretto Academy, I was qualified to teach English, but didn’t share Matthew Marie’s optimism that I…

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Reflection on the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Elaine Prevallet SL / June 13, 2021 /
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Ezekiel 17, 2 Corinthians 5, Mark 4 Today’s readings seem like they might have been perfectly designed for us here at Loretto Motherhouse today. The first reading, from the Prophet…

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Reflection on the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 6, 2021 /

Exodus 24:3-8.           Hebrews 9:11-15.           Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 Last Sunday Eileen Custy introduced her reflections saying, “The God I grew up with is not the God I know now, and I suspect…

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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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Reflection on Pentecost Sunday

By Kathy Wright SL / May 23, 2021 /

This year especially, I think Pentecost is a celebration of unity and community. When I read these readings for Pentecost this year, certain phrases struck me in a very different…

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Reflection on Ascension Sunday/the Seventh Sunday of Easter/

By Sharon Kassing SL / May 16, 2021 /
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Years ago, my brother renovated his basement, and since I am a born scavenger, I became heir to his leftover plywood. Coincidentally, that same summer, Helen Jean, Betty McGrath, Eileen…

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Reflection on the Sixth Sunday of Easter

By Elaine Prevallet SL / May 9, 2021 /

When I first looked through the readings for these weeks after Easter, I was very surprised to find myself feeling almost flooded with love: Love seemed to be everywhere!!  Of course, many…

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