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Gospel reflection

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Let us spend some time this week reflecting on how we are forming a loving relationship with God and others in our hearts and in our daily interactions.

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Journals and Letters week 46: God’s flowers

Mother Theodore followed the death announcement with a telling of this young (aged 21) sister’s story. We learn that she lived her faith and her vocation in a most holy and virtuous way, and she approached her death with serenity.

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Gospel reflection

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

In prayer this week, perhaps we can consider what words of Jesus are hardest for us to accept. Can we speak honestly with Jesus about them?

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Gospel reflection

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

When we pray this week, perhaps we can discern what person(s) God might be calling us to comfort or with whom to share joy.

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Perhaps during a walk or while sitting quietly, we can reflect on who or what has conveyed God’s love to us today and offer a prayer of thanksgiving for that gift.

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Perhaps in prayer this week, in addition to asking for our immediate needs, we might focus on the deeper experience of the gift of the Bread of Life.

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Journals and Letters week 39: The loving guidance of a mother

In struggles we may be facing, we, too, may need someone to lovingly challenge us and guide us in realizing the effects our shortcomings have on us and on those with whom we live, work and worship.

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Journals and Letters week 35: Letter of instruction, letter of prayer

Mother Theodore’s letter to Bishop Bouvier struck me as a type of prayer. It included praise of Providence, thanksgiving for favors received, petitions of need and a prayer of lamentation. She acknowledges those whose spirituality and actions were Providence for the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods community.

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Gospel reflection

October 25, 2020: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pray about reaching out and finding a way to fulfill Jesus’ command.

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Gospel reflection

October 18, 2020: Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week, may a glance in a mirror wherever we find one can serve to remind us of our mandate to authentically image God by engaging in actions of love, mercy and justice toward all others.

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Gospel reflection

October 11, 2020: Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Who is God sending us to find and to bring to the feast?

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Gospel reflection

October 4, 2020: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

How are we living God’s dream for us and for all people? How are we making it our dream, too?

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Originally from Philadelphia, Linda had a 25-year career as a navy nurse. She then served as a parish adult faith formation coordinator, an on-call hospital chaplain and a hospice bereavement specialist. A Providence Associate since 2007, Linda lives in San Clemente, California with her husband, Randy, and their 2 cats.