Category Archives: Sr. Rosemary’s Reflections

Shaped by the Eucharist

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings from: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/042820.cfm I hope most of us have seen the play or read Les Miserables, a novel written by Victor Hugo in 1862 whose setting is 19th century France.  In this story we meet Jean Valjean, a recently released prisoner who spent 19 years as an inmate for…
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Community

Written by Sr. Rosemary, O.P. Readings from http://usccb.org/bible/readings/042120.cfm Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of “Earth Day”, and I think it’s appropriate to pay a beautiful tribute to some of God’s most magnificent creations, the huge redwood trees in California.  They are among the oldest living organisms on earth and the tallest trees in the world.…
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Mary Magdalene’s Grief

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings from: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/041420.cfm Because of this Covid-19 crisis, we all have experienced a form of collective grief when we watch the news each day.  We have seen families grieving the loss of their loved ones, and we know in our hearts that each time we hear the incredible number…
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Suffering Servant

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Readings from: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/040720.cfm  We’ve seen so many poignant images on the news in the past few weeks, images of people suffering, of hospital medical staff in need, and of grieving families.  In the midst of this, 10 days ago, our Pope gave a powerful address and extraordinary blessing to the world. It is the image of this humble man standing alone in an enormous but empty St. Peter’s Square that I shall remember as well.  Most meaningful…
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