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August 14, 2016: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

novena7Jesus said to His disciples:
“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!
There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!
Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?
No, I tell you, but rather division.
From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three; a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother, a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” (Luke 12:49-53)


Do you believe Jesus really desires to divide people? Families?
Think about how much Jesus loves you.
He willingly gave His life for you-for all of us.


Jesus had to wait until His time came.
We too have to be patient-sometimes amidst indifference and ridicule.
How can you practice patience this week?

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Marilyn Kirschten

Marilyn Kirschten is a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence. Marilyn lives in a northern suburb of Chicago. She is a graduate of Marywood, Evanston and is involved in multiple ministries in her parish, Our Lady of Ransom in Niles, Ill.

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1 Comment

  1. Patricia Godel Gray on August 11, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you so much for 2 pictures including S. Agnes Maureen Badura! I am working on mailing over 1700 invitations to the Immaculata All-Schools reunion – I need to have more copies printed!! – and I will share the pictures of her and our two other teachers with our 1965 classmates. Blessings and Love to S. A. M., to S. Mary Roger and S. Marceline, as well as S. Mary Griffin. I hope our trip to Washington will include another visit at St. Mary of the Woods.

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