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Gospel reflection

January 31, 2010: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Strive eagerly for the greater gifts. And I shall show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in human and angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all…

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January 24, 2010: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom into the synagogue on the Sabbath day. He stood up to read and was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the section where it is written: “The Spirit of God is upon me,…

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January 17, 2010: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of ministry, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7) During…

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January 10, 2010: Baptism of the Lord

Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly…

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January 3, 2010: Feast of the Epiphany

Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of God has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Most High will arise upon you, and the glory of God will be seen upon you. Nations shall come to your light, and rulers to…

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December 27, 2009: Feast of the Holy Family

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as God has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (Colossians…

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December 25, 2009: Christmas

  The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them a light has shone. …For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Holy One, Giver…

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December 20, 2009: 4th Sunday of Advent

Mary arose and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and…

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December 13, 2009: 3rd Sunday of Advent

The people were in expectation, and all questioned in their hearts concerning John whether perhaps he was the Christ. John answered them all, “I baptize with water; but one who is mightier than I is coming, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie; who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit…

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December 6, 2009: 2nd Sunday of Advent

St. Paul writes in his letter to the Philippians his prayer for them: that love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus…

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November 29, 2009: 1st Sunday of Advent

Brothers and sisters: May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we have for you, so as to strengthen your hearts, to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones. (1 Thessalonians…

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November 22, 2009: 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pilate said to Jesus, “Are you the King of the Jews?”…Jesus answered, “My kingdom does not belong to this world. …my kingdom is not here.” So Pilate said to him, “Then you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say I am a king. For this was I born and for this I came into 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.