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Working for the Kingdom

Posted by debbie fields on 1/31/18

Working for the Kingdom  

 

Job 7:1-4, 6-7 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23 Mark 1:29-39

Part of the genius of Saint Benedict of Nursia was his emphasis on a balance of work and prayer. Saint Benedict, who founded 12 monasteries in Italy in the 6th century, brought together ... Read More »

Jesus’ Power Over Evil

Posted by debbie fields on 1/24/18

Jesus’ Power Over Evil   

For Sunday, January 28, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Deuteronomy 18:15-20 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 Mark 1:21-28

Imagine what the scene would have been like 2,000 years ago when Jesus preached at the synagogue in Capernaum. Right before their eyes, demons were being cast ... Read More »

Sewing for the Kingdom

Posted by debbie fields on 1/17/18

Sewing for the Kingdom  

 

For Sunday, January 21, 2018 Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jonah 3:1-5, 10 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20

My favorite childhood movie is The Three Amigos. In this comedy, three American cowboy-actors come to the realization that their movie career is dwindling and ... Read More »

Speak, Lord. Your Servant Is Listening

Posted by debbie fields on 1/10/18

Speak, Lord. Your Servant Is Listening  

 

For Sunday, January 14, 2018 Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 John 1:35-42

Now that the Christmas season is officially over, my family and I are slowly trying to get back into the daily ... Read More »

Seekers of Truth

Posted by debbie fields on 1/03/18

Seekers of Truth 

 

For Sunday, January 07, 2018 The Epiphany of the Lord

Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:2-3A, 5-6 Matthew 2:1-12

“We Three Kings of Orient are bearing gifts, we traverse afar…”. So goes the popular song we’ll likely hear this Sunday. Each verse highlights one of the gifts ... Read More »

Lessons In Obedience

Posted by debbie fields on 12/20/17

Lessons In Obedience  

 

For Sunday, December 24, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Advent

2 Samuel 7:1-15, 8B-12, 14A, 16 Romans 16:25-28 Luke 1:26-38

The Gospels do not relate a single word spoken by Joseph, the husband of Mary. He is a silent, loving figure standing in the shadows ... Read More »

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Posted by debbie fields on 12/13/17

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring  

 

For Sunday, December 17, 2017 Third Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 60:1-2A, 10-11 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28

No other season of the year has inspired as much music as the Christmas season has. From Thanksgiving Day on, travelers and shoppers are ... Read More »

Preparing for an Arrival

Posted by debbie fields on 12/06/17

Preparing for an Arrival  

Posted on December 6, 2017 by Br. John Marmion Villa - Connect! Sunday Reflection

 

For Sunday, December 10, 2017 Second Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 2 Peter 3:8-14 Mark 1:1-8

Before I entered the monastery, I enjoyed hosting dinner parties at my ... Read More »

An Inviting Warning

Posted by debbie fields on 11/29/17

An Inviting Warning

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Angie Windnagle - Connect! Sunday Reflection

 

For Sunday, December 03, 2017 First Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 63:16B-17, 19B: 64:2-7 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:33-37

We hosted two other families for Thanksgiving this year, which means I spent the week ... Read More »

Gifts on God’s Terms

Posted by debbie fields on 10/11/17

Gifts on God’s Terms

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Anna Carter - Connect! Sunday Reflection

 

For Sunday, October 15, 2017 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Isaiah 25:6-10a Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20 Matthew 22:1-14

Wedding registries. Christmas lists. Return policies. Gift cards. No one can deny that these modern ... Read More »