Tag: Reflection

Choosing meekness leads us toward union with Trinity

Choosing meekness leads us toward union with Trinity

| Deacon Andrew Windschitl | March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Roman soldiers, who among their other acts of violence against Jesus placed a crown of thorns on his head, were correct about one thing: He is a king. This painful irony is not lost on us, especially when we pray the third sorrowful mystery of the rosary.

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When sin makes us ‘unclean,’ confession can heal

When sin makes us ‘unclean,’ confession can heal

| Jeff Hedglen | February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A while back when I went to shake my friend’s hand, he pulled back and said he was sick and didn’t want to spread his germs. I said, “Thanks,” and just waved at him as we took our seats.

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Victory through humility

Victory through humility

| Deacon Joseph Kirembwe | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the beginning of Holy Week, we focus intently on the mystery of our salvation. The Palm Sunday liturgy paints the picture of joy, and at the same time invites us to meditate on Jesus’ sufferings. By identifying with the mystery of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection, we experience a great liberation, a pass-over from various sins and enslavement to a life of joy and freedom.

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When we suffer with Jesus, we grow in union with him

When we suffer with Jesus, we grow in union with him

| Deacon Paul Shovelain | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you ever been somewhere, and you didn’t want to leave? That is how St. Peter felt at the Transfiguration, which we hear in this Sunday’s Gospel.

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What Olympians can teach us about the pursuit of greatness and glory

What Olympians can teach us about the pursuit of greatness and glory

| Deacon Marc Paveglio | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just recently, the winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, concluded, and the victors went home with their medals. I’m always riveted by the level of power, agility and endurance these athletes display on the ice and snow. I’m even more impressed, however, by their stories. Many of them discovered their talents at an early age and then committed their entire lives to the perfection of their physical and mental abilities. They trained every day, they sought the best coaches, and they sacrificed myriads of other opportunities, interests and pleasures for the pursuit of one single goal — Olympic glory.

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Awake each morning and prepare the way of the Lord

Awake each morning and prepare the way of the Lord

| December 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every morning when you awake, if someone were to ask you, “What is your purpose today?” I wonder what your response would be.

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Third Sunday of Advent — A deep place of prayer

Third Sunday of Advent — A deep place of prayer

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Third Sunday of Advent — Dec. 15

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Second Sunday of Advent — Road map for living an authentic life

Second Sunday of Advent — Road map for living an authentic life

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Second Sunday of Advent — Dec. 8

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Starry night: the power of prayer, wherever you are

Starry night: the power of prayer, wherever you are

| Christa Capecchi | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

A woman’s mind is like a teleprompter of to-dos that never stops turning.

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Widow’s Day of Reflection: Hope Rekindled

Widow’s Day of Reflection: Hope Rekindled

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché and Deacon Joseph Michalak are the featured speakers at the 3rd annual Widow’s Day of Reflection scheduled for June 29, 2013 at Our Lady of Grace Church in Edina.

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Light of Christ helps us discern God’s will

Light of Christ helps us discern God’s will

| Deacon Andrew Stueve | March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

When we pray the petition, “thy will be done,” we may find ourselves at times being caught up in distraction.

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Reflection and rediscovery in the Year of Faith

Reflection and rediscovery in the Year of Faith

| Jesuit Father William Byron | March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

When the Year of Faith opened last October, Pope Benedict XVI invited the whole church into “a time of particular reflection and rediscovery of the faith.”

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