Category Archives: Sr. Rosemary’s Reflections

Forgiveness

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Once upon a time there was a little boy who had a bad temper. To teach him an important lesson his father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence behind their house.…
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Service

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P.  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, I thought of a story I read once: A Texas rancher was talking to a Wisconsin dairy farmer about…
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Give up, take up, lift up

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. For most of us, Lent means 3 things: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Another way to say these 3 things are: Give Up Take Up Lift Up Give up: things or activities as a practice of penitence. I met 2 active teens this week who told me they’re giving up all carbs for…
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Jesus’ Questions

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. If we listened carefully to the gospel reading from Chapter 8 of St. Mark, we heard Jesus ask his thick-headed apostles not just one question, but 8 questions. In fact, in the whole of Chapter 8 of Mark alone, there are at least 16 questions that Jesus asks. The disciples were arguing…
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