Gospel Reflections

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Luke 1: 26-38 Feast Day Reflection by Sister Anne Louise Nadeau, SNDdeN DOES IT REALLY MATTER? Mary, what are we to believe about you? How do we strip away the myths, the folklore, the falsehoods, and the mysteries surrounding your personhood? How do we look under the...

Second Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent

Mark 1:1-8 Sunday Reflection by Sister Ginny Scally, SNDdeN In today’s Second Reading, we are assured that “the Lord is not being slow. The Lord is being patient…wanting (us) to change our ways,” so that “righteousness will be at home” among us. But God DOES seem, not...

First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent

  Sunday Reflection by Sister Marna Rogers, SNDdeN The Nobel Poet for 2020 is an American writer, Louise Gluck, of whom the Nobel Committee notes in the award statement..."a poet of radical change and rebirth, where the leap forward is made from a deep sense of...

Feast of Christ the King

Feast of Christ the King

Matthew 25: 31-46 Sunday Reflection by Sister Roseanne Murphy, SNDdeN As we come to the end of our liturgical year, we find the images of Christ as Shepherd and as King. In the first reading for today, the prophet Ezekiel portrays an image of Christ as a loving,...

Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Matt. 25: 14-30 Sunday Reflection by Sister Esther Adama, SNDdeN Beloved in Christ, the word of God today talks about how active and committed we ought to be as Christians with our God given talents. It also calls us to action, not carelessness in faith. The three...

Thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time

  Sunday Reflection by Sister Eileen Cassidy, SNDdeN An initial reading of this parable about the wise and foolish virgins feels rather uncomfortable on two counts: it seems to approve of the wise virgins’ apparently selfish behaviour which resulted in the foolish...

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

John 6: 37-40 Feast Day Reflection by Sister Betty Smoyer, SNDdeN Our hearts are stretched wide as we gather in the love of deceased relatives, friends, co-workers and community members on this All Souls Day. Our hearts are stretched as we pray for all those who have...

La fête de Toussaint

La fête de Toussaint

Mattieu 5, 1-12a Réflection par Soeur Adrienne Kapela, SNDdeN Chantez, louez, célébrez le Seigneur…… Créés à l’image de Dieu et à sa ressemblance, chanter et louer le Créateur est la raison d’être des baptisé(e)s. Il nous invite, chaque jour davantage, à découvrir...

Feast of All Saints

Feast of All Saints

Matthew 5: 1-12 Sing, praise, celebrate the Lord… Created in the image of God and resembling God, singing and praising the Creator are the purpose of our being baptized.  God invites us, more and more each day, to discover the immensity of his love for each one of...

Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Matt. 22: 34-40 Sunday Reflection by Sister JoAnn Recker, SNDdeN As with many, if not most of you, the months of March, April, and May were very difficult ones for me. Similar months are still persisting for a great number of our sisters and brothers. Suddenly, like...