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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 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eleanor Craig SL / October 17, 2021 /

Isaiah 53:10-11          Hebrews 4: 14-16          Mark 10-35-45 For the last couple of months of Sunday readings, we have heard Jesus teaching his…

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Reflection on the 28 Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Patricia Geier CoL / October 10, 2021 /
Sunlight shines through the window in the Motherhouse Church

Mark 10:17-30 or Mark 10:17-27 Hebrews 4:12-13 Wisdom 7:7-11 Today’s Gospel reminds me of one of my favorite stories from John Dominic Crossan, who many of you will remember from…

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Reflection on the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Kathy Wright SL / October 3, 2021 /

When I first read the readings for today I wished that I had chosen a different Sunday. As I sat with these readings in these weeks leading up to the…

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Reflection on the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eleanor Craig SL / September 26, 2021 /

Numbers 11:25-29 James 5:1-6 Mark 9:38 … 48 “Whoever is not against us is for us.”  With these cryptic words, Jesus breaks through the partisan clannishness of his disciples and…

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Reflection on the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / September 19, 2021 /

When I was still in the classroom many years ago, the children would often ask me as to why Jesus would tell his disciples not to tell anyone after He…

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Reflection on the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Mary Swain SL / September 12, 2021 /

Isaiah 50:4-9; Mark 8:27-35 We can imagine the scene we have just heard described.  Jesus and a few others walking along the road, maybe on a day like this, heading…

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Reflection on the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / September 5, 2021 /

“ Here comes your God . . . who comes to save you. Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared.” In…

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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 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Johanna Brian SL / August 22, 2021 /

Today’s Gospel reminds me of a story I heard some years ago. During WW II when jobs were scarce, a telegraph operator job came open and many people showed up…

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Reflection on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

By Eleanor Craig SL / August 15, 2021 /

Revelation 11:19; 12:1-10         1 Corinthians 15:20-27         Luke 7:39-56 When I rose early this morning, my Amaryllis had opened two glorious red blooms…

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Reflection on the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Elaine Prevallet SL / August 8, 2021 /

Today’s readings start with a story from the Book of Kings, concerning the prophet Elijah, who has fallen into trouble with the powers that be. He fears he’ll be killed,…

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Reflection on the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Kathy Wright SL / August 1, 2021 /

I have never known real hunger, hardship or food scarcity and I have never been enslaved like the Israelites in the first reading. But it is not hard for me…

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