Category Archives: Sr. Rosemary’s Reflections

Hannah

Written by Sr. Rosemary, O.P. 1st OT, Hannah, 2020 http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/011420.cfm Today we heard about a woman of the Old Testament named Hannah who longed and lamented for a child, but despite her many tears and heartfelt prayers, she remained barren. Hannah was married to Elkanah who had two wives: Peninnah whose name means pearl, and…
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Who Loves Us?

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings from: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/010720.cfm One of the Christmas cards I received had a lovely Portuguese proverb on the front which said: “To love God is the greatest of virtues; to be loved by God is the greatest of blessings.” That was the message in our lovely first reading today: “Love,…
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The Benedictus

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings from: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/122419.cfm Picture yourself not being able to speak for many months and when you finally can,  imagine the first thing you’d do, hopefully, is praise the Lord!  That’s what Zechariah did in our gospel today.  After doubting the angel who told him that even in his old…
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Ancestors

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings from: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/121719.cfm What we heard in our gospel today was truly the original ‘ancestry.com’; maybe that’s where this website got its initial inspiration. Who doesn’t like to learn about their ancestors, their lives, and the family stories, good and bad, that have been passed down through the years?…
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