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April 12, 2009: Easter Sunday

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | April 10, 2009 |

Peter opened his mouth and said, “I believe you know the word which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how Jesus went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil,…

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April 5, 2009: Palm Sunday

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | April 3, 2009 |

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. (Philippians…

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March 29, 2009: 5th Sunday of Lent

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | March 27, 2009 |

Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. (John 12:24) This one sentence from today’s Gospel is loaded with food for thought. It (the seed) is loaded, literally, with potential for producing food. As we look around…

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March 22, 2009: 4th Sunday of Lent

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | March 20, 2009 |

God so loved the world that God sent his only Son, so that everyone who believes in the Son may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (John 3:16-17) The…

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March 15, 2009: 3rd Sunday of Lent

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | March 13, 2009 |

Then God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before you … You shall not take the name of God in vain; for I, your God, will not hold guiltless those…

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March 8, 2009: 2nd Sunday of Lent

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | March 6, 2009 |

God tested Abraham. God said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains. (Genesis 22:1-2) If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31) Jesus took Peter, James and John,…

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March 1, 2009: 1st Sunday of Lent

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | February 27, 2009 |

God told Noah, “I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living being.” (Genesis…

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February 22, 2009

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | February 20, 2009 |

While Jesus was at home, they came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. After they had broken through, they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, he said…

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February 15, 2009

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | February 13, 2009 |

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.” The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean. (Mark 1:40-42) Lepers were…

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February 8, 2009

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | February 6, 2009 |

In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. (Mark 1:35) In the midst of curing people and teaching, we often read in the gospels that Jesus went to a quiet place to pray. This passage from Mark is surrounded by…

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February 1, 2009

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | January 30, 2009 |

Jesus went into Capernaum, and on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught. The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. There was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, “What have you to do…

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January 25, 2009

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | January 23, 2009 |

As Jesus passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea; for they made their living by fishing. Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. He walked along a little…

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