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Thanksgiving prayer

I am thankful for the freedom of our nation and worried about the deep divisions between and among us.

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Journals and Letters week 5: the measure of the woman

Did the woman carry a yard stick? A surveyor’s measure? A folded up paper chart that converts leagues to miles, meters to inches or feet?

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Reflecting on the United States through the writing of Saint Mother Theodore

What words draw you into prayer?

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Side by side: our time of need is now

No matter the challenge, you help us solve it. No matter the project, you respond with love and generosity.

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Gospel reflection

May 31, 2020: Feast of Pentecost

“Every day, Jesus breathes into us the Friend, the Advocate, and God’s Spirit he promises to us. Let’s unlock the doors and do as Jesus asks us to do, to do as he did.” Read more of Sister Denise’s Gospel reflection.

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Musings on wearing and making masks

Let’s take our place then in a long history of mask wearers and mask makers. Let our masks keep ourselves and our neighbors safe and well.

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May 24, 2020: Feast of Ascension

“Do you recognize in yourself or others contradictory values, beliefs, behaviors that fit the description:Two things can be true at the same time?” Read more of Sister Denise’s Gospel reflection.

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May 17, 2020: Sixth Sunday of Easter

“Jesus prepares his followers for when he will say goodbye to them. Like our goodbyes to loved ones, Jesus reassures his friends that this goodbye to them is not a final goodbye.” Read more of Sister Denise’s Gospel reflection.

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May 10, 2020: Fifth Sunday of Easter

“Believe me, I am in the Father and the Father is in me — if you can’t believe that, believe what you see — these works.” Read more of Sister Denise’s Gospel reflection.

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May 3, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Easter

“Whose voices call you to be your best? Whose voices console you during rough patches in your life, make you feel safe? Say the names aloud and thank God for them.” Read more of Sister Denise’s Gospel reflection.

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January 26, 2020: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: Matthew 4:18-22 (taken from “The New Testament and Psalms: An Inclusive Version”) Then walking by the Sea of Galilee, Jesus saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea — for they were fishers. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make…

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January 19, 2020: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: John 1:32-34 (taken from “The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language” by Eugene H. Peterson) John testified further saying, “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven and remain upon him. I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me. ‘On whomever you…

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Sister Denise was the general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from 2006-2016. She previously served as a high school teacher, college administrator, postulant/novice director and director of advancement and communications for the Congregation. Currently, Sister Denise serves the Congregation in various volunteer positions.

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