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Spiritual Reflections

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

Reflection on the Fifth Sunday of Easter

By Mary Swain SL / May 10, 2020 /
A close-up of a cream white quilt with a light blue circle with water lily patterns within and a border of eight red diamond patches surrounding the circle.

These Easter days are so full of energy and life.  The disciples are off and running to tell the various communities about Jesus and about The Way.  The reading from…

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Reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

By Eleanor Craig SL / May 3, 2020 /

Acts 2:14, 36-41    Psalm 23 (24)    1 Peter 2:20-25    John 10:1-10     Last Sunday we had the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus and how they recognized…

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Reflection on the Third Sunday of Easter

By Maureen McCormack SL / April 26, 2020 /

I love this Gospel (Luke 24:13-35), so many things about it, even the ring of the phrase “on the road to Emmaus.” So two of Jesus’ disciples were on the…

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Reflection on Loretto’s Foundation Day

By Eileen Custy SL / April 25, 2020 /
Colorful handmade banner by Bob Strobridge with the quote "The Loretto Spirit"

“The vocation to be a Sister of Loretto, therefore, shows itself in a spirit of courage and generosity marked by trust in God, ingenuity and the self-reliance, made firm by…

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Reflection on the Second Sunday of Easter

By Maria Visse SL / April 19, 2020 /

Today we join the disciples gathered together, doors locked, afraid of the Jews, not at all sure of what would come next. The disciples were accustomed to the presence of…

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Reflection on Easter Sunday

By Elaine Prevallet SL / April 12, 2020 /
Sunlight shines through the window in the Motherhouse Church

We gather this morning to celebrate                           The Gift of Resurrection The world is charged with the grandeur of God. … And for all this, nature is never spent;            …

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Reflection on the Easter Vigil

By Sue Rogers SL / April 11, 2020 /

This year Easter is likely very difficult for very many people.  This year there are no Easter eggs rolling down the White House lawn.  There is no crowd packed tightly…

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Reflection on Holy Thursday

By JoAnn Gates / April 9, 2020 /
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Introduction by the Rev. Martin Lally CoL This gathering is about two very important aspects of our lives:  gift and community. Holy Thursday celebrates the event of Jesus gathering in…

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Reflection on Palm Sunday

By Eileen Custy SL / April 5, 2020 /

When we awoke on Jan. 2 with the start of a new year, little did we realize what we would be facing now. We were immersed in politics with all…

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Reflection on the Fifth Sunday of Lent

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / March 29, 2020 /

We are slowly approaching the last days of Lent and the story of Mary, Martha and Lazarus gives us hope that we will come out of our current experiences with…

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Reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Lent

By Eleanor Craig SL / March 22, 2020 /
Sunlight shines through the window in the Motherhouse Church

1 Samuel 16, Psalm 23 (22), Ephesians 5:8-14, John 9: 1-41 Having come to the conclusion of our celebration this morning, what will we take with us into this day,…

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Reflection on the Third Sunday of Lent

By Maureen McCormack SL / March 15, 2020 /

Our themes in the readings today focus on thirst and the importance of water in our lives. In the first reading from the book of Exodus, the people grumbled against…

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