Category Archives: Sr. Rosemary’s Reflections

We Are Many Parts

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan O.P. Lest we think Paul sat down one day to write just a friendly letter to the church in Corinth, such was not the case.  He wrote to the church in Corinth because of, believe it or not, their misbehaviors: scandals, crises, divisions and disagreements.  Sound familiar?  Paul had to…
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Apostles and Fr. Mychal

In today’s gospel, we hear about Jesus’ prayerful choice of the apostles who would become the founders of the new people of God, the church.  An article by John Reed asks: “So what was Jesus’ criteria for his selection?”  Interesting, the criteria Jesus didn’t use was: Social status…they were ordinary men and not in high…
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Mind of Christ

Written by Sr. Rosemary O.P. St. Paul’s last sentence to us in our first reading today is:  “But we have the mind of Christ.”  So what have others down through history said about this incredible faculty we call our minds? Mahatma Gandhi said, “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with dirty feet.”…
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Paul vs The Pharisees

Written by Sr. Rosemary O.P.  In our gospel reading again today, we hear about a group of proud religious people, commonly known as the Pharisees, who promoted following the letter of the Old Testament Law.  But we also are inspired in the first reading by the example of Paul’s message to the Thessalonians.  The contrast…
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