Tag: Vocations

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”

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”

Open a New Window, Open a New Door

There are so many instances in the Scriptures where we see someone being called by God. Today’s Gospel reading gives us another one of those instances. Today Jesus calls Simon, Andrew, James, and John. And, truly, God calls each of us today and every… Continue Reading “Open a New Window, Open a New Door”

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”

Would You Ever Think about Walking through a New Doorway?

In today’s Gospel reading we see Jesus naming the Apostles and sending them (the word apostle means one who is sent) to do the ministry of preaching. All of us are called at the time of our baptism, and we are all sent to… Continue Reading “Would You Ever Think about Walking through a New Doorway?”

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”

Walk this Way

Today is the Feast of Saint Luke; the Gospel of Luke is attributed to him.  We read today from that Gospel: Jesus said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the mast of the harvest to send out… Continue Reading “Walk this Way”