Category Archives: Sr. Rosemary’s Reflections

Draw Near

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan O.P. The author of today's first reading is believed by many to be James, who became the first bishop of Jerusalem after the apostles left there. He is described as a preacher who is encouraging his listeners to lead moral lives, emphasizing that faith must express itself in good works. James’s…
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The last things….

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan O.P. The Sister in my Adrian Congregation who was my novice mistress, mentor, and inspiration all these years, Sr. Rosemary Ferguson, died 3 weeks ago at age 92. She was a remarkable, respected and revered woman who went on to be the Prioress of our Congregation, which enabled her to…
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The Holy Spirit… How do we know?

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. In our gospel reading, Jesus is promising to send the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, to his frightened and bewildered disciples. He’s explaining that it is to their advantage that he leave their physical presence so that the Holy Spirit can be sent to help them continue Christ’s mission. I wonder how much…
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May Day

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Today is May 1st, often called May Day. In many places, it's a celebration of spring and the end of winter. In many countries, it’s a day for organized labor and is called Labor Day. In 1955, in response to the “May Day” celebrations for workers sponsored by Communists, Pius XII instituted…
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