Gospel Reflections

Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Matthew 13: 1-23 Sunday Reflection by Sister Marilyn Pechillo, SNDdeN The readings for today present us with a sower sowing seed. I would like to look at three elements in the scene. How does the sower sow? Who is the sower? What is the message God is giving us? How...

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Matthew 11: 25-30 Sunday Reflection by Sister Marie Tighe, SNDdeN The first half of today’s reading begins with the words: “I bless you Father Lord of heaven and of earth”. Blessings had an integral place in Jesus’ Jewish prayer life. He instituted the Eucharist with...

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 10: 37-42 Sunday Reflection by Sister Michela Sheehan, SNDdeN At the time Matthew wrote his gospel the fact of having to break with one’s family was a very painful and concrete necessity .The leaders of the Jews had decided that those who converted to Christ...

Canonization Day of St. Julie Billiart

Canonization Day of St. Julie Billiart

Luke 8:4-8, 11-15 Feast Day Reflection by Sister Priscilla Aliu, SNDdeN   Saint Julie Billiart, the Foundress of the Sisters of Notre de Namur, was canonized on June 22nd 1969 by Pope Paul VI. The life and works of this little peasant girl, born in France in 1751...

Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Matthew 10: 26-33 Sunday Reflection by Sister Anne-Louise Nadeau, SNDdeN   WHAT DO WE WHISPER ABOUT? The opening lines of today’s Gospel certainly capture our attention: “Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known” even to...

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Matthew 11: 25-30 Feast Day Reflection by Sister Esther Adama, SNDdeN   The heart is the center of both physical and emotional-intellectual-moral activities. It is sometimes difficult to access it and when one is able to gain access to it, this becomes a...

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

John 6: 51-58 Feast Day Reflection by Sister Maureen Lomax, SNDdeN Memories of my First Communion Day at St Luke’s RC Church (Liverpool Archdiocese, England) seventy years ago: wearing a white dress (mine was homemade of parachute silk…post-war bonus!) and a plain...

Santíssima Trindade

Santíssima Trindade

João 3:16-18 Reflexão de domingo pela irmã Kátia Webster, SNDdeN Hoje é domingo da Santíssima Trindade. É o último domingo do tempo da Quaresma e da Páscoa, que começou na Quarta-feira de Cinzas. Na próxima semana, retornaremos ao Tempo Comum na liturgia. Jesus, em...

Santíssima Trindade

The Most Holy Trinity

John 3: 16-18 Sunday Reflection by Sister Katy Webster, SNDdeN Today is Holy Trinity Sunday. It is the last Sunday in the time of Lent and Easter, which began on Ash Wednesday. Next week we return to Common Time in the liturgy. Jesus in his discourse to Nicodemus who...

Canonization Day of St. Julie Billiart

Pentecost Sunday

John 20: 19-23 Sunday Reflection by Sister Priscilla Aliu, SNDdeN The feast of the Pentecost is the birthday and the inauguration of the church. The apostles in company of Mary received the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy gave the apostles a communal confirmation to...