Réflexions sur l'Evangile

Des étincelles de la bonté de Dieu

Feast of Christ the King

Publié: November 25, 2018

Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King…a king imprisoned, tortured,  defiled, murdered, crucified…a king popular in life but alone in death, followed by...

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Nativity of Mary

Publié: September 08, 2018

he liturgy for today’s feast, while celebrating the birth of Mary, directs our attention to the mystery of the Incarnation of God’s Son.  Consider, for...

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Trinity Sunday

Publié: May 27, 2018

Early in the 15th century, the Russian  Rublev wrote this icon of the Trinity for the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in the monastic city,...

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Pentecost Sunday

Publié: May 20, 2018

Happy Pentecost is Happy Birthday Church! So let us celebrate the wonderful ways God is with us and empowers to spread the Gospel in and...

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Easter Sunday

Publié: April 01, 2018

Emmaus, and my thoughts go back to a never forgotten day, when I too, like those first disciples walked from Jerusalem to Emmaus in the...

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Palm Sunday

Publié: March 25, 2018

Each year when we come to the beginning of Holy Week I wonder how I would have reacted if I were living in the time...

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First Sunday of Lent

Publié: February 18, 2018

“The Spirit sent Jesus out toward the desert.”  This Gospel brings us a very interesting interplay between Jesus and the Spirit – and also his...

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Mary Mother of God

Publié: January 01, 2018

Aujourd’hui, l’Eglise notre mère célèbre Sainte Marie mère de Dieu (Théotokos en Grec).  Oui, Marie est mère de Dieu  c'est-à-dire  mère de notre sauveur Jésus...

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Feast of All Souls

Publié: November 02, 2017

A Tony DeMello story…The village preacher was visiting the home of an elderly parishioner and, over a cup of coffee, he was answering some of...

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Pentecost Sunday

Publié: June 04, 2017

“The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world and that which contains all things understands what is said.”  Wisdom 1:7

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6th Sunday of Easter

Publié: May 21, 2017

The message of the season following the resurrection speaks to us of the infinite love of God- become-human who has vanquished death.  It includes a...

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Publié: May 14, 2017

Immediately underneath the rugged, mottled, irregular stones of the plaza before the main doors to my parish church is the original chapel of St. Junípero Serra.

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

Publié: May 07, 2017

This weekend's liturgical readings mark a shift from Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances to selections that feature the teachings of Jesus on discipleship.

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Easter Sunday

Publié: April 16, 2017

Fifty years ago, I entered Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur just after I graduated from Notre Dame Seishin High School in Okayama, Japan.

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Easter Vigil

Publié: April 15, 2017

To believe in the Resurrection of Jesus, must we believe in the empty tomb? The Resurrection is a historical reality, which lies in the witness...

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Palm Sunday

Publié: April 09, 2017

All four Gospels speak of Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem for the annual celebration of the Passover.

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Third Sunday in Lent

Publié: March 19, 2017

Teresa of Avila insists that prayer isn’t a matter of thinking about God by drumming up “a lot of concepts” or “long and subtle reflections...

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Second Sunday of Lent

Publié: March 12, 2017

In the Gospel of today, Jesus took three of His disciples, Peter, James, and John and went to the mountain where He was transfigured before them.

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Ash Wednesday

Publié: March 01, 2017

Ash Wednesday is a time of repentance and fasting for 40 days in preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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3rd Sunday of Advent

Publié: December 11, 2016

Well, here we are in the middle of Advent, a complete four week Advent! This season, with Christmas and all, is just too fantastically wonderful.

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3º domingo de Advento

Publié: December 11, 2016

Então aqui estamos nós no meio do Advento, um Advento completo de quatro semanas! Esta época, com Natal e tudo, é fantasticamente maravilhosa.

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1st Sunday of Advent a

Publié: November 27, 2016

In the opening prayer for this Sunday’s Eucharistic liturgy we pray that our All-powerful God will increase our STRENGTH OF WILL for doing good…that Christ...

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Feast of Christ the King-c

Publié: November 20, 2016

INTRODUCTION Pope Pius XI instituted the Feast of Christ the King in his 1925 encyclical letter, Quas Primas, in response to growing nationalism and secularism...

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All Souls

Publié: November 02, 2016

Yesterday in joy we celebrated the solemnity of all the saints who lived their lives according to the Beatitudes.

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All Saints

Publié: November 01, 2016

The Church celebrates the Feast of All Saints on November 1, but sometimes this feast is not a joyful day, as it should be.

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13º DOMINGO COMUM

Publié: June 26, 2016

O Evangelho de hoje nos coloca na pele dos povos marginalizados, excluídos, empobrecidos, e desprezados: os camponeses que lutam por um pedaço de terra, os...

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Pentecost Sunday

Publié: May 15, 2016

Today we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost, the official and public descent of the Spirit on the disciples gathered together in Jerusalem.

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7th Sunday of Easter

Publié: May 08, 2016

There is great consolation and joy in today’s Gospel as we hear Jesus praying to His Father, not just for the little community gathered round...

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La Fête de l'Ascension

Publié: May 05, 2016

Le temps entre PÂQUES et PENTECÔTE ou Jésus Ressuscité disparaît aux yeux des siens. Mystère divin et surnaturel mais sa présence invisible s'intensifie.

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5th Sunday of Easter

Publié: April 24, 2016

In these weeks following  our celebration of God’s overwhelming love for us manifest in the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus, I find myself singing that...

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Good Friday

Publié: March 25, 2016

The Paschal Mystery… is a process of transformation within which we are given both new life and new spirit.

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4th Sunday of Lent

Publié: March 06, 2016

A powerful theme running through the Gospel readings of recent weeks is that of JOURNEY, with the Epiphany journey of the Magi (forever memorable in...

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3rd Sunday of Lent

Publié: February 28, 2016

“In the first century it was common to believe that misfortune was a sign of God’s disfavor.” Even though Jesus clearly denies the legitimacy of...

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1st Sunday of Lent

Publié: February 14, 2016

Was Jesus' post-baptism retreat the consequence of the voice heard at that event: "You are my beloved Son.  On you my favor rests?"  Did he...

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2nd Sunday in Advent

Publié: December 06, 2015

Of the four Evangelists, Luke portrays himself as a religious historian defined as one who puts history at the service of theology rather than making...

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Feast of All Souls

Publié: November 02, 2015

Today we remember to pray for the dead, especially for our relatives and friends and many others who may not have reached the perfection of...

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Feast of All Saints

Publié: November 01, 2015

In the first reading of today’s Liturgy of the Word, an angel carrying “the seal of the living God” impresses it on the foreheads of...

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Pentecost Sunday

Publié: May 24, 2015

In the Jewish tradition, Pentecost celebrates the beginning of harvest, a time when the first fruits of the year are gathered up and shared.

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Feast of St. Julie

Publié: May 13, 2015

On this anniversary of her Beatification in 1906, one hundred nine years ago today, St. Julie Billiart made her formal debut in the Universal Church.

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2nd Sunday of Easter

Publié: April 12, 2015

The quality of mercy is not strain'd,It droppeth as the gentle rain from heavenUpon the place beneath...It is an attribute of God himself...--The Merchant of...

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2nd Sunday of Easter

Publié: April 12, 2015

Today we celebrate the encounter of Thomas and Jesus. I am sure we have all had the experience of being called a “doubting Thomas.” Generally...

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4th Sunday of Lent

Publié: March 15, 2015

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” — The Little Prince by Antoine...

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3rd Sunday of Lent

Publié: March 08, 2015

In today’s Gospel, we see a very angry Jesus overturning tables, with a whip, and driving the money sellers out of His Father’s house.

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Ash Wednesday 2015

Publié: February 18, 2015

As the ashes mark each forehead we hear: ‘Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return’ or ‘Repent and preach/believe the Gospel.’ The...

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Feast of All Saints

Publié: November 01, 2014

The Gospel for this Sunday, the Feast of All Saints, begins as follows: "When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after...

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23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Publié: September 07, 2014

In preparing this reflection, three questions emerged: How do we handle disagreements and conflicts in our personal, professional, and communal relationships? Do we deal with...

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Grâce à ces réflexions sur les lectures d'Evangile pour les dimanches et les principales fêtes de l'année liturgique, les Soeurs de Notre-Dame de Namur de diverses parties du monde vous partagent leurs pensées et leurs méditations sur ces passages de l'Ecriture. Ces réflexions sont affichées dans la langue de l'auteur avec - parfois - des liens vers la traduction.

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