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Sister Mary Beth Klingel

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Gospel reflection

April 25, 2010: 4th Sunday of Easter

Jesus said: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. The One who has sent me, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one…

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April 18, 2010: 3rd Sunday of Easter

Jesus revealed himself again to his companions by the Sea of Tiberias; and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his followers were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him,…

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April 11, 2010: 2nd Sunday of Easter

On the evening of the first day of week, the doors being shut where the companions of Jesus had gathered out of fear, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. They were glad when they…

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April 4, 2010: Easter Sunday

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So, she ran and went to Simon Peter, and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the…

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March 28, 2010: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form he humbled himself and…

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March 21, 2010: 5th Sunday of Lent

Some scribes and Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such. What do you say about her?” This they said to test…

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March 14, 2010: 4th Sunday of Lent

Those who are in Christ are a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to God’s own self, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation…(2 Corinthians 5:17-18) Reconciliation is the act of bringing things into harmony. Catholics celebrate the Sacrament…

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March 7, 2010: 3rd Sunday of Lent

Jesus told this parable: “A gardener had a fig tree planted in a vineyard; the gardener came seeking fruit on it and found none. So the gardener said to the vinedresser, “For three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down; why should it use up…

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February 28, 2010: 2nd Sunday of Lent

Jesus took Peter, John and James, and went up the mountain to pray. As he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was changed, and his garments became dazzling white. And behold, two men talked with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was to accomplish in…

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February 21, 2010: 1st Sunday of Lent

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil. (Take your Bible and read St. Luke’s description of the forty days Jesus spent in the desert, Luke 4:1-13.) Every year on the 1st Sunday of Lent…

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February 14, 2010: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you,…

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February 7, 2010: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the…

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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.