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Gospel reflection

July 18, 2010: 16 Sunday in Ordinary Time

As they went on their way, Jesus entered a village, and a woman named Martha received him into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, “Lord, do you not care…

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July 11, 2010: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A lawyer asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.” A priest and Levite both passed him without giving him any help. “But a Samaritan, as he journeyed,…

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July 4, 2010: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come. He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the owner of the harvest to send out laborers into the harvest. (Luke 10:1-2)…

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June 27, 2010: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

As they were going along the road, someone approached and said to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.” He replied, “Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but I have nowhere to lay my head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But that one said, “Lord, let me first…

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June 20, 2010: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said to his companions, “If you would come after me, deny yourself and take up your cross daily and follow me. For saving your life will mean losing it, and losing your life for my sake will mean saving it.” (Luke 9:23-24) What does Jesus mean by saving and losing our lives? He does…

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June 13, 2010: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy are they whose sins are forgiven, in whom God finds no evil, no deceit …I stopped hiding my sin and spoke out, “God, I confess my wrong.” And you pardoned me. …You, my shelter, you save me from ruin. You encircle me with songs of freedom. …Rejoice in God. Be glad and sing, you…

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June 6, 2010: Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same…

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May 30, 2010: Trinity Sunday

We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Christ Jesus we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character…

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May 23, 2010: Pentecost

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled the house where they were sitting. There appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they…

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May 16, 2010: Ascension of the Lord

Jesus said to the apostles, “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud…

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May 9, 2010: 6th Sunday of Easter

Jesus said to his followers, “Those who love me will keep my word, and God who sent me will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Those who do not love me do not keep my word; and the word which you hear is not mine but the…

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May 2, 2010: 5th Sunday of Easter

Jesus said to his disciples, “Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have…

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Sister Mary Beth is a general officer on the leadership team of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She has previously served as an elementary school teacher, pastoral minister and director of novices.