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Transfiguration and First Vows

On Sunday afternoon Sister Colleen McDermott, OP will make her First Profession of Vows as a Dominican Sister of San Rafael. She is delighted that the Gospel reading of the day from Mark 9:2-10 is about Jesus’ Transfiguration. Jesus’ disciples saw him on the… Continue Reading “Transfiguration and First Vows”

Do All for the Glory of God

Paul encourages us today in the First Letter to the Corinthians. Brothers and sisters, Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31  

Let Us Present Ourselves to God

Today is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Jesus, celebrating the day that Mary and Joseph brought him to the temple to present him to God. Many of our sisters made their first profession of vows on that day, so this feast… Continue Reading “Let Us Present Ourselves to God”

Even Jesus’ Family Thought He Was Mad

In today’s Gospel (Mark 3:20-21) we read: Jesus came with his disciples into the house. Again the crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat. When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, for they said, “He is… Continue Reading “Even Jesus’ Family Thought He Was Mad”

As the Deer Longs for Springs of Water . . . .

The first psalm for our morning prayer today is Psalm 42. Like a deer that longs for springs of water, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirst for God, the living God: when shall I come and stand before the… Continue Reading “As the Deer Longs for Springs of Water . . . .”

Come and You Will See

Today’s Gospel passage (John 1:35-42) tells of Jesus inviting the disciples to follow him by inviting them to “Come and See.” He’s not asking them to make a commitment. He’s not saying they should follow him. He’s not telling them how they should live… Continue Reading “Come and You Will See”

Mary – Model of Openness

On today’s Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we celebrate Mary our Model of Openness to God Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. – Luke… Continue Reading “Mary – Model of Openness”