Weekly Word

Be inspired and encouraged with a weekly reflection on God’s Word and every day life.


 

All Shall Be Well

Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP
Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP

It is no secret that many of us are disappointed and sickened by the election of Donald Trump as our next President.  But don’t worry; this is not a political comment. Read on.

I was in fact, quite sickened by the election and that night felt a deep foreboding  especially for the millions of immigrants, Muslims and poor people in this country who are now made more vulnerable to the darker side of this country, in its bigotry and hate. I was up half the night, unable to sleep. Continue reading →

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Who Are You Grateful For?

Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP
Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP

I love All Soul’s Day. It’s a chance to remember in a special way those individuals who have played such important roles in our lives like parents, siblings or friends who have left us years ago or just yesterday. We believe that these dear ones “have been blessed, because God has tried them and found them worthy of Godself.” (Wisdom 3:5) This year, I’m reminded of a wonderful sister who is largely responsible (along with God’s help!) for my becoming a sister. Continue reading →

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Just Be Present

Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP
Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP

Back in the day, the expression was something like “prove you’re a man by having sons.” Today it has been somewhat distorted and now reads “prove you’re a man by having guns.”  Saturday night someone was shot in the head and died on a street corner about two blocks over from the Peace Center. Information from news sources was sketchy with nothing other than the time and location and the fact that the victim was a man. Continue reading →

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Can We Talk?

Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP
Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP

Who Talks Like That?

Given the appallingly debased level of public discourse taking place during this presidential campaign, some days I wonder if some public figures will ever remember how to talk in a civilized manner ever again. It is just not normal conversation. Who talks like that? Locker room… Really? It insults men as much as it insults women.

It seems to me that we readily tolerate the ranting, personal attacks and inability to answer a simple question about policy or critical issues facing our nation. How come? Can we do anything about it? How do we register any objection to negative ad campaigns, lying and personal attacks? How do we convey the message that our national political leaders need to do better than Jerry Springer style conversations? Continue reading →

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Thy Kingdom Come

Blog by Sr. Janet Schlicting, OP
Blog by Sr. Janet Schlicting, OP

It’s a simple phrase in the middle of a simple prayer, yet its implications far outsize any attempt on our part to really grasp what it means—or what we mean when we pray it so often.

“Thy Kingdom come.” Continue reading →

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