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Sister Mary Beth Klingel

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Gospel reflection

November 15, 2009: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see things happening, know that he is near, at the gates…. But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son,…

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November 8, 2009: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has…

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November 1, 2009: Feast of All Saints

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be…

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October 25, 2009: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

As Jesus and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me.”… Jesus said to him, “What do…

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October 18, 2009: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus called them (the apostles) to him and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it shall not be so among you; whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant,…

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October 11, 2009: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I prayed, and understanding was given me. I called on God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me. I preferred her to scepters and thrones, and I accounted wealth as nothing in comparison with her. Neither did I liken to her any priceless gem, because all gold is but a little sand in her…

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October 4, 2009: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him.” God formed out of the ground various wild animals and various birds of the air; and God brought them to the man to see what he would call them; whatever the man called…

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September 27, 2009: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

God’s teaching is perfect, renewing life. God’s decrees are trustworthy, giving wisdom to the simple. God’s law is truth, gladdening the heart. God’s words are clear, enlightening the eyes. (Psalm 19:7-8) Almost every Sunday one of the Scripture readings is from the Book of Psalms. Often the psalm is sung since there are many musical…

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September 20, 2009: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

They came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house Jesus asked his disciples, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve; and he said to them, “If anyone…

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September 13, 2009: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone says he or she has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him or her? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep…

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September 6, 2009: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, and you take notice of the one wearing the fine…

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August 30, 2009: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights…Receive with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls. …Be doers of the word, and not hearers only … (James 1:17-18, 21, 25) Although the letter of James is attributed to James…

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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.