Category Archives: Sr. Rosemary’s Reflections

The Miracle of Waiting

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings from: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032420.cfm We heard a great gospel story today.  Don’t you wonder what this poor sick man who had been sitting at this healing pool for 38 years first thought when this stranger named Jesus approached him and asked, “Do you want to be made well?” Perhaps he…
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Prayers to Ponder

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings from: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/031720.cfm If there’s one thing we’re doing a lot of these days, it’s praying. Our first reading today is one of the most beautiful and sincere prayers in the bible. It is pleading that the people’s contrite heart and humble spirit be accepted by God. The context…
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Becoming a Servant

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings from: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/031020.cfm I thought of a story I heard once when I read in the gospel what Jesus has to say about the pride of the Scribes and Pharisees and how they twisted the teachings of Moses to build up their own importance. The story goes like this:…
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St. Katherine Drexel

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/030320.cfm In our Gospel, Jesus helps us in our Lenten practice of prayer by giving us words to use when we pray, words which capture the essence of speaking to God with our heart. Words of praise: Hallowed be thy name Words of contrition: Forgive us our trespasses, as…
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