Category Archives: Sr. Rosemary’s Reflections

The Amazing Jesus

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/011519.cfm If a student walked into a classroom of his peers and announced ‘there’s no class today’, the students would wonder and probably question him. But if the teacher walked into the room and announced ‘no class’, he would probably be stampeded by the students rushing to leave.  The…
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Compassion

If you’ve had a lot of company coming and going over the Christmas season, as wonderful as that is, isn’t it sometimes a welcome relief to enjoy a little peaceful time to get recharged?  Something similar happened to the disciples in the Gospel today.  They had been out and about doing good works and had…
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Walk by Faith

Nothing would ever be the same again.  When Joseph woke from his dream, he did what the angel said and brought the pregnant Mary into his home.  When faced with all kinds of overwhelming, unanswerable questions about this situation in which he found himself, questions about Mary’s condition, his reputation, and the response of the…
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Comfort

Here’s a little background to our first reading from Isaiah 40:1-11:  In 587 B.C., Jerusalem was conquered, their Temple destroyed, the people put in chains and lead off to Babylon.  They had been unfaithful to God.  But now it’s 50 years of exile later, and they were struggling to be loyal to God.  They had…
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