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Spiritual Reflections

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

Reflection: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Susan Classen CoL / February 23, 2020 /

Disruption.  That’s the word that came to me as I reflected on our readings.  A disruption is a break or interruption in the normal course of events. On a personal…

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Reflection: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / February 16, 2020 /

Bishop John Shelby Spong, an Episcopalian bishop, tells of an incident he  encountered one Sunday morning. He had gone to visit one of the parishes in his jurisdiction. There were…

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Reflection: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Elaine Prevallet SL / February 9, 2020 /
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In today’s readings, words of our Scriptures allow us to focus on two images, one from the prophet Isaiah, and, centuries later, the other from Jesus. Light and salt. It’s…

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Reflection: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sue Rogers SL / January 26, 2020 /

As I look back at the last two years of my life, I’m acutely aware that sometimes our lives are radically turned upside down.  Sometimes I’m amazed at the ways…

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Reflection: The Baptism of the Lord

By Kathy Wright SL / January 12, 2020 /

In the first reading from Isaiah we have a precursor to the Gospel. The reading quotes God as saying, “Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with…

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Reflection: Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord

By Maureen McCormack SL / January 5, 2020 /

Just a week and one-half ago, we celebrated Christmas — the birth of Christ, our Savior. Now the news of Christ’s birth was beginning to spread from the tiny town…

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Reflection: Feast of the Holy Family

By Eleanor Craig SL / December 29, 2019 /

This morning we continue our Christmas celebrations with a feast focused on the family. That makes a lot of sense, because the Christmas child has been given to us in…

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Reflection: Christmas Eve

By Eileen Custy SL / December 24, 2019 /

Who are you, God? The people of the Old Testament asked. God replied: “I AM.”  “I AM WHO I AM.”  “Yahweh” I am the source of all life from electrons…

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Reflection: Fourth Sunday of Advent

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / December 22, 2019 /

As we come to the end of the liturgical season of Advent, the prophet Isaiah introduces us to Ahaz, the King of Judah.  Ahaz had become king at the young…

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Reflection: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

By Mary Swain SL / December 9, 2019 /

For a long time it has seemed to me that we here at the Motherhouse think of today’s feast as December 8, a feast of Mary, a jubilee day, long ago…

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Reflection: Second Sunday of Advent

By Elaine Prevallet SL / December 8, 2019 /

   Today’s readings are a beautiful, powerful, appropriate challenge to begin our  Advent season. Today we hear promise of a Savior – one who embodies a Spirit of wisdom and…

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Reflection: First Sunday of Advent

By Kathy Wright SL / December 1, 2019 /

I recall one Thanksgiving weekend at my sister’s house when her children were about 4 and 6 years old. On the Friday after Thanksgiving the family tradition was not to…

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