Category Archives: Sr. Rosemary’s Reflections

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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Solomon’s Temple

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. It took 7 years to build and 200,000 laborers to work on it…and I’m not talking about any of the new developments in our area. I’m referring to the Temple that Solomon built, a magnificent structure that was thought to be the finest building in the world of that day. Of all…
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Who Are My Mother and Brothers?

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Mark 3: 31-35 - His mother and his brothers arrived. Standing outside they sent word to him and called him. The crowd seated around him told him, “Your mother and your brothers [and your sisters] are outside asking for you.” But he said to them in reply, “Who are my mother and…
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