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“Practicing” The Faith (Malachi 3:19-20)

As with all literature, there are many words in the Scriptures that need interpretation, that second look to get at their more underlying meaning.

Looking Out and Looking Up (Luke 19:1-10)

Luke’s 19th chapter begins with a story of “two people looking.”

65th Anniversary of Vincentian Brother Alfred Smith’s Service

To keep God’s people safe and alive in their battle against Amalek, Moses has to hold his arms high in the air for a very long while.

Stand Up and Go! (2 Kings, 5:14-17; Lk 17:11-19)

For all of us who have been through the pandemic, we know first-hand how disease and sickness have a way of separating us, how they can isolate and cut us off from the rest of life.

The Way – Christian Code

The Way – Christian Code

Fr. Tom McKenna offers a reflection entitled A Christian Code: The Way                   (Mk 10: 46-52; Jeremiah 31:7-9) In one place or other, most all of us have come across the phrase “code word.” It means some word or phrase that at first seems unimportant, but if...

How do we define ourselves

How do we define ourselves

Fr. Tom McKenna  reflects on The Rich Young Man   (Mk. 10:17-22) and how we define ourselves in an essay “I …, Therefore I Am” “I …, Therefore I Am” In a philosophy class, a teacher asked, “What is your cogito?” I thought he meant some bone or other body part -- but...

The Way – Christian Code

The Encounter Space – Fr. Tom McKenna

In The Encounter Space (Ephesians 2; Luke 6) Fr. Tom McKenna offers this reflection on the space where encounter takes place. Judging from some of Paul’s favorite imagery, he would have lined up closely behind one of Pope Francis’ favorite metaphors, “encounter,”...

The Way – Christian Code

The God Who Gives Life to All Things

The God Who Gives Life to All Things (1 Timothy, 6:13) New events have a way of opening up doors to riches in the Christian tradition not quite realized before. There’s a line in Timothy’s letter today which gives one instance this process at work, in this case the...

The gift of meaning – T.McKenna

The gift of meaning – T.McKenna

The Gift of Meaning (Lk 10:17ff) from a retreat reflection presented to the Daughters of Charity in Los Altos, California. Have you ever come across people who tell you that life for them has little or no meaning -- or even have you yourself gone through times when...

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