Scripture Reading & Reflections

“As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19)

“Like Mary whose name we bear, we are called to hear the word of God and keep it. Our attentive listening shapes in us a contemplative and prophetic attitude toward the whole of life and enables us to act in ways which witness to God’s love and justice.” (SNDdeN Constitution 47)

Perhaps our reflections on the weekly Gospel will help you nurture your own relationship with God.

Glimpses of God’s Goodness

Through these reflections on the Gospel Readings for the Sundays and Major Feasts of the Liturgical Year, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from various parts of the world share with you their thoughts and ponderings on these Scripture passages. These reflections are posted in the language of the author with links to translation.

These Scripture readings and reflections reveal Glimpses of God’s Goodness in our daily lives. We pray that these reflections will strengthen your faith, renew your hope and enflame the love of God in you, and through you, to others.

Reflexio de19 de setembro de 2021 – pela Irmã Jane Dwyer, SNDdeN

Marcos 9: 30-37 19 de setembro de 2021 O Evangelho de hoje oferece-nos o desafio essencial da mensagem de Jesus, desafio tão difícil de ouvir, assumir e seguir. Os apóstolos acabam de descobrir que não têm o “poder” de expulsar o “espírito maligno, o poder maligno” de...

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sister Jane Dwyer, SNDdeN

Matthew 16: 13-20 September 19, 2021 Today´s Gospel offers us the essential challenge of Jesus' message, the challenge so very difficult to hear, assume and follow. The apostles have just found themselves lacking in the “power” to expel the “evil spirit, the evil...

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sister Eileen Burns, SNDdeN September 5, 2021 Mark 7: 31 - 37 We meet a deaf person with a speech impediment in today’s gospel. I know a woman – perhaps she is reading this now – who was hearing impaired. Because she had never...

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sister Maura McMenamin, SNDdeN August 22, 2021 John 6: 60-69 At the end of His teaching on “the Bread of Life”, Jesus persists in his message and subsequently finds that a great number of his adherents cease following Him. Only...

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin - Sister Bernadette Turgeon, SNDdeN - August 15, 2021 Luke 1: 39 - 56 Mary set out, proceeding in haste into the hill country to the town of Judah where she entered Zechariah's House to greet Elizabeth. As I reflected on verses...

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sister Esther Adama,SNDdeN - August 1, 2021 John 6: 24 - 35 This passage is the continuation of last Sunday’s gospel with the Jesus walking on the sea narrative appearing in between. In the verse above, we discover that Jesus is...

Reflexão de domingo julho 25 – pela Irmã Katy Webster, SNDdeN

Reflexão de domingo julho 25 - pela Irmã Katy Webster, SNDdeN João 6: 1-15   A igreja nos presenta hoje com o quarto sinal de Jesus quando ele andou na terra no meio do povo narrado no Evangelho da comunidade de São João.  É um dos seis relatos  da multiplicação...

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sister Katy Webster, SNDdeN July 25, 2021 John 6: 1-15 The church presents us today with the fourth sign of Jesus when he walked the earth among the people narrated in the Gospel of the community of St. John. It is one of six...

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sister Breta Konzi, SNDdeN - Kenya July 18, 2021 Mark 6: 30-34 Today’s readings speak to us about shepherds – those who mislead the flock and those who follow the path of the Good Shepherd. Frequently in Scripture, God is seen as...

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sister Janelle Sevier, SNDdeN July 11, 2021 Mark 6: 7-13 Today’s Gospel reading gives us a sense of the urgency which Jesus had for the mission he had been given. And we see Jesus passing on that urgency and passion to his...

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sister Edithann Kane, SNDdeN July 4, 2021 Mark 6: 1-6a We’ve probably all learned the method of praying the Scriptures by which we read a selection and notice a word or a phrase that stands out for us. As I reflected on this...