Lent

Give Drink to the Thirsty

by Sister Martha Torbik In reflecting on our Lenten theme of “Mercy Works!” I was drawn back to a visit I made at the Gettysburg National Military Park a few years ago. My Licensed Battlefield Guide, Ed Guy, was exceptional, sharing interesting and uncommon information. An example: battle casualties were so massive, and supplies, even [...]

Jesus Enters the Desert

Mk 1  By Marianne Ferguson Jesus must have felt the power of the Spirit very strongly to follow it into the desert. He seems to establish a pattern that He follows all his public life. Jesus often goes to a private place to pray before His preaching or healing. Unfortunately, the Palestinian desert is a most foreboding place with [...]

Mercy Works! Ash Wednesday

This Lent, Give, Don't Give Up Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The tradition is to “give up” something important to us for the 40 days until Easter as a gesture of sacrifice. The coronavirus pandemic caused us to give up so much during 2020 and these early days of 2021, we suggest [...]

“Be it done unto me…”

On this beautiful feast of the Annunciation, what more inspiring words can be our reflection than “Be it done unto me according to THY WORD.” At the moment of Jesus’ conception, our Blessed Mother started the work of our redemption and became the universal and constant model for each one of us. Being attentive to [...]

“Let There Be Light.”

  “Let There Be Light.” By Sister Barbara Jean Wajda Did you ever wonder what was in God’s mind when this word became reality? To the Creator, the past, present and future were THE NOW. What was the darkness that this light was dispelling? Was it the darkness that we associate with eyesight? Or persecution? [...]

LOOK FOR THE LIGHT – Matthew 20:17-23 “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.”

By Sister Marianne Ferguson We all know people who have done outstanding service to others through institutions and personal efforts. However the aging process for many of us has curtailed some corporal activities. Nevertheless our Creator, whose Spirit runs through all His creatures, has endowed us with his own creative giftedness to find alternative ways [...]

LOOK FOR THE LIGHT – Our Vision Transfigured

Sister Roberta Smith “Jesus took Peter, James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.” (Matt.17:1) And so begins the Gospel reading for the second Sunday in Lent. Lent is a [...]

Finding Light in the Darkness

There are moments in our lives when our personal world is filled with darkness. Tragedy, loss, bereavement, rejection and failure are all common experiences. There is no living human being who holds the power to avoid being touched by pain. There is no defense strong enough to make us invulnerable to the unpredictability of life’s [...]