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Spiritual Reflections

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

Reflection on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Maureen McCormack SL / July 26, 2020 /

In our first reading today, King Solomon dreamed that God appeared to him and said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” Solomon asked for an…

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Reflection on the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sue Rogers SL / July 19, 2020 /

Today Matthew’s Gospel presents three parables. The kingdom of God is like a farmer who had planted his field with good seed, but an enemy had come in and sown weeds…

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Reflection on the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Johanna Brian SL / July 12, 2020 /

As I began to prepare this homily, I thought about the fact that this is the last day of the Assembly and you’re probably mentally and emotionally worn out.  Right? …

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Reflection on the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / July 5, 2020 /

“The Spirit of God dwells in you!” Powerful words, Transforming words. “The Spirit of God dwells in each of us.” What do those words mean to you? Are they just…

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Reflection on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Elaine Prevallet SL / June 28, 2020 /

Matthew 10:37-42 What I’ll be saying this morning can’t really be called a homily. I won’t be teaching anything; it’s just my own reflection on a Gospel passage that troubles me, and…

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Reflection on the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Mary Swain SL / June 21, 2020 /

Jeremiah 20:10-13, Matthew 10:26-33 “Fear no one,” we just heard read at the beginning of today’s Gospel.  Jesus said to the Twelve, “Fear no one.”  To back up this command,…

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Reflection on the Feast of Corpus Christi

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 14, 2020 /
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Today’s feast of Corpus Christi is about sacraments.  It encourages us to reflect on the ways God uses the most simple human realities to bring us to the holy, how…

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Reflection on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

By Johanna Brian SL / June 7, 2020 /

One of my favorite Peanuts comics shows Linus, Lucy and Charlie Brown looking at the clouds and reporting what they see.  Linus sees Beethoven, Lucy sees the Statue of Liberty…

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Reflection on Pentecost Sunday

By Eileen Custy SL / May 31, 2020 /

Recently, in my reading I came across this sentence that caught my attention: We like to think that we base our beliefs on evidence, but far more   often we arrange…

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Reflection on the Seventh Sunday of Easter

By Maureen McCormack SL / May 24, 2020 /
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These days of the Easter season are filled with remarkable events as recorded in the Scriptures. Sister Jeanne Dueber calls these events to our attention through her Stations of Life…

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Reflection on the Feast of the Ascension

By Mary Swain SL / May 21, 2020 /

In Matthew’s Gospel, in the section of the Gospel right before what we heard a few minutes ago, the women have just told the disciples, the eleven, that Jesus is…

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Reflection on the Sixth Sunday of Easter

By Elaine Prevallet SL / May 17, 2020 /

John 14:15-21 Today’s Gospel takes us right into the heart, the human heart, and the core, the center of Jesus’ message. Jesus is preparing his disciples for his departure, and…

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