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Gospel reflection

July 31, 2022: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Spend some time this week identifying ‘what matters to God.’

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July 24, 2022: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Review the gifts of the Spirit.”

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July 17, 2022: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Are there times when we choose things … as being more important than relationship with family, friends, team members?

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July 10, 2022: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Why did you pass the person by? In a hurry; lack of time?

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July 3, 2022: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

I love Jesus’ common sense approach displayed in this reading …

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Story

‘But how could we sing a song of the Lord in a foreign land?’

How can we NOT sing our Easter Alleluias?! Even in the midst of all this suffering. Indeed, we must sing because of all this suffering! That is what the paschal mystery is all about!

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The Woods continues to call: Woods Community Cemetery

For others who have chosen Providence Community Cemetery for cremains interment, the place itself — Saint Mary-of-the-Woods — is the attraction.

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Journals and Letters week 51: Running toward Jesus

“She heard her Jesus … calling her by name, and she ran towards Him with the greatest love and without a particle of fear.” What a beautiful image to hang on to as we reflect about the circumstances of our own death or that of a loved one!

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Forest Bathing

Indeed, The Woods “is like our mother, a sacred place, a gift to us humans from the divine. It is a paradise of healing.”

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Journals and Letters week 47: Letting things take their course

Mother Theodore’s long letters have a common theme, loving one another. She advises Mary Xavier to “bear with the defects of others. Endeavor not to cause others to suffer, and you yourself try to endure the little annoyances which are unavoidable in the necessary relations with others.”

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Journals and Letters week 44: Full as an egg and a tribute to a friend

I love her balanced approach and the fact that she is not threatened by the presence or success of others.

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Journals and Letters week 40: All will be well

She is inviting Sister Maria to deal with the reality of her situation. To stay in the present moment (teaching music lessons) rather than fantasizing about what she might do.

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Sister Ann Casper, SP, retired as the executive director for Mission Advancement for the Sisters of Providence in 2018 and currently serves as minister of Providence Community Cemetery at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Sister Ann has ministered in various scholastic and administrative positions in Indiana and North Carolina. She also was a member of the Sisters of Providence leadership team, serving as General Secretary.

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