Hope for Us Stumbling, Bumbling Disciples

Hope for Us Stumbling, Bumbling Disciples

Because today’s gospel is one of those stories about the fumbling, bumbling disciples who all too often miss the mark of true discipleship, it provides hope for all the rest of us who are likewise stumbling along. First, James and John manipulatively try to trick...
Reflection: Don’t Let Healing Fall on Deaf Ears

Reflection: Don’t Let Healing Fall on Deaf Ears

Do you know someone who is deaf and has a speech impediment? In our senior building, there is such a gentleman. The healing that I observe he has experienced is very edifying! When I and others meet him, he is able to communicate a joyful greeting as well as sincere...
Gospel Reflection: Breaking Bread

Gospel Reflection: Breaking Bread

This brief reflection will focus on the readings of July 29th. The theme of bread is recurrent in the Bible. Three of the four readings today focus on bread. Bread is food for the body but Jesus made it food for the soul. We begin with Elijah feeding a large crowd...
Gospel Reflection: We Walk by Faith

Gospel Reflection: We Walk by Faith

    “We Walk By Faith, Not by Sight” (2Cor.5/3) Our readings today remind us that God is at work in us, in the world and in the spreading the message of God’s Kingdom. In the first reading, from Ezekiel tells of how takes tender care of the beautiful...
Gospel Reflection: Stretching Our Hearts and Minds

Gospel Reflection: Stretching Our Hearts and Minds

When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and, falling at his feet, paid him homage. Peter, however, raised him up saying, “Get up. I myself am also a human being.” Then Peter proceeded to speak and said, “In truth, I see that God shows NO PARTIALITY. Rather, in every...
Lenten Reflection: On the Day at Hand, From Sunrise to Sunset

Lenten Reflection: On the Day at Hand, From Sunrise to Sunset

This post was written by Dominican Sister of Hope Monica Socinski, O.P.. All photos were taken by Sister Monica Socinski. When one grows up in the Green Mountains of Vermont, it is difficult to view the expanse of a sunrise  or a sunset. There is only a narrow...