Category Archives: Sr. Rosemary’s Reflections

Keeping things Simple

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings from: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/030221.cfm Isaiah has a way of keeping things simple, or as my father would caution us on occasion, ‘no ifs, ands, or buts’!  We heard Isaiah give us, in no uncertain way, these directives: Wash yourselves clean! Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes; cease doing…
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Our Father

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings from: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/022321.cfm A young novice once asked Teresa of Avila, “Mother, what shall I do to become a contemplative?’ Without missing a beat, Teresa responded, ‘Say the Our Father – but take an hour to say it.’” In our gospel today, we heard Jesus himself give us that…
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Faith and Wheelbarrows

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings from: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/021621.cfm There's an old story that comes out of Communist Russia.  Each day at quitting time, in all the factories, the guards would check all the workers to make sure that they weren't stealing anything.  Night after night, as Ivan left the factory, he would be frisked,…
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Enjoying Creation

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings from: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/020921.cfm Since the start of this pandemic, we have regularly scheduled a Mass, as we did today, to offer prayers to end this epidemic and the suffering it has caused.  God, in His goodness, has given us in our first reading today on creation, an antidote for…
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