Gospel Reflections

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Seventh Sunday of Easter

John 17: 1 - 11a Sunday Reflection by Sister Barbara Thiella, SNDdeN Early March of 2020, my large California living community withdrew and began waiting for the coronavirus to go away. Sequestered, the 400+ began our long wait for healing. Like the community of...

Ascensão do Senhor

Ascensão do Senhor

Mateus 28, 16-20 Reflexão do Dia da Festa pela Irmã Rebecca Spires, SNDdeN   A mensagem de Jesus é muito clara: Vai ao mundo inteiro, não deixe ninguém de fora. Ensina o que eu vos ensinei, faz o que eu fazia. E isso me lembra das palavras de Madre São José:...

Ascensão do Senhor

Ascension Thursday

Matthew 28: 16 - 20 Feast Day Reflection by Sister Rebecca Spires, SNDdeN Jesus' message is very clear: Go to the whole world, let no one be left out. Teach what I taught you, do what I did. It reminds me of Mother St. Joseph's words: "Live with the life of Jesus,...

Vigil of the Ascension

Vigil of the Ascension

John 10:1-10 Feast Day Reflection by Sister Angele Lewis, SNDdeN Today’s liturgical readings mark a shift from Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances to selections that feature the teachings of Jesus on discipleship. This Vigil of the Ascension identifies us as SHEEP...

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter

John 14: 15 - 21 Sunday Reflection by Sister Barbara Barry, SNDdeN Happy Easter! May the joy and hope of the resurrection give you strength during these difficult days. Over the years I have become more conscious of the fact that our scriptures, rather than being an...

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter

John 14: 10-12 Sunday Day Reflection by Sister Elizabeth Sichangi, SNDdeN Solve life’s problems with prayer and discernment There is a common understanding that out of insignificant can come the infinitely important things Jesus teaches us today, to see opportunities...

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter

John 10:1-10 Sunday Reflection by Sister Sandra Araujo Santos, SNDdeN “I have come so that all may have life and have it to the full.” My first reaction in reading this Gospel is a question.  How does one know if this affirmation of the person, Jesus, as “the gate,”...

Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter

Luke 24:13-35 Sunday Day Reflection by Sister Eileen Burns, SNDdeN Carol Schuck Scheiber, editor of Horizons Journal of the National Religious Vocation Conference writes in their Winter 2020 edition: “Music lovers everywhere recognize that in pop songs (and songs in...

Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter

John 20:19-31 Sunday Day Reflection by Sister Marie Tighe, SNDdeN It is not difficult to picture the disciples as they huddled behind closed doors on the evening of the day of the Lord’s Resurrection. John tells us that the doors were closed for fear of the Jews. Fear...

Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord

Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord

John 21:1-9 Sunday Day Reflection by Sister Barbara Metz, SNDdeN As I moved into reflection on the gospels for the Easter Vigil and Easter morning, I found myself present to a depth of grief that was hard to describe. It touched in me the deepest grief I had ever...