Category Archives: Sr. Rosemary’s Reflections

Healing Waters

Written by Sr. Rosemary Finnegan, O.P. Last Thursday, my brother and his wife, who were visiting from up north, and I ventured to Blue Springs State Park to see the manatees. When we arrived we saw a large group of people gathered at the walkway overlooking the water. Assuming that they were watching the manatees, we wandered over,…
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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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