Spiritual Reflections

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

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

By Sue Rogers SL / June 19, 2022 /

The tradition of the Church has always made this day of Corpus Christi a solemn and beautiful feast honoring and celebrating the gift of the Eucharist. It’s a call to…

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Reflection on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

By Eileen Custy SL / June 12, 2022 /

This Sunday is known as Trinity Sunday. I have a confession to make. It makes no difference to me whether God is manifested as creator, as Jesus incarnate or as…

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Reflection on Pentecost Sunday

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 5, 2022 /

Acts 2:1-11       1 Corinthians 12:3-13       John 14:15-26 This feast of Pentecost is an inflection point. We hear a lot about inflection points, especially in…

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Reflection on the Seventh Sunday of Easter

By Kathy Wright SL / May 29, 2022 /
a woman in black long sleeves with her hand on ear

Robert McAfee Brown, in a talk given five years after the end of the Vietnam War, said, “Where we stand determines what we see. Who we listen to determines what…

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Reflection on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

By Mary Swain SL / May 26, 2022 /

Acts 1:1-11, Eph. 1:17-23, Luke 24:46-53 The Gospel passage from Luke that we just heard begins starkly and abruptly — an instruction from Jesus for his disciples.  It is helpful,…

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Reflection on the Sixth Sunday of Easter

By Elaine Prevallet SL / May 22, 2022 /

John 14:23-29 This is a very beautiful passage. Picture the apostles coming to terms with the deepest identity of their friend Jesus.   Maybe it will give us some insight into…

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Reflection on the Fifth Sunday of Easter

By Eleanor Craig SL / May 15, 2022 /

Acts 14:21-27      Revelation 21:1-5      John 13:31-35 In today’s passage from John’s Gospel, Jesus is at the Passover table with his disciples.  It is his final meal…

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Reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

By Agnes Ann Schum SL / May 8, 2022 /

In last Sunday’s Gospel John told of Jesus directing the disciples to fish from the other side of the boat, which resulted in a great haul.  He instructed Peter to…

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Reflection on the Third Sunday of Easter

By Eileen Custy SL / May 1, 2022 /

As we come up on this third Sunday after Easter, we can see that Jesus has appeared several times after his death – first to Mary Magdalen and the women…

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Reflection on the Second Sunday of Easter

By Johanna Brian SL / April 24, 2022 /

  The readings for today continue our 50-day celebration of Easter.  When I taught English in El Paso, Sister Emmanuel Tonne, who was a master teacher, taught me the ingredients…

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Reflection on the Easter Vigil

By Eleanor Craig SL / April 16, 2022 /

Romans 6:3-11   Luke 24:1-12 Blind night surrounds us in our long vigil.  We gather in the dusk to recall both the darkness of the womb and the darkness of…

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Where Are You Standing this Holy Week?

By Loretto Community / April 11, 2022 /
Woden crucifix with two palms crossed behind Christ

On Palm Sunday, Jesus enters Jerusalem on a colt, not with spears hoisted against him, but with palm branches waving; not with soldiers accompanying him, but with crowds chanting “Hosanna…

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