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Queen of Apostles

Yesterday, between the feasts of the Ascension and Pentecost was designated as the feast of Queen of the Apostles. Like Mary and the apostles, all of us who follow Christ, we are called to personal renewal and to the task of renewing our communities and our world as homes of justice and peace. This daunting [...]

By |2022-06-05T08:36:45-04:00June 5th, 2022|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Queen of Apostles

Send Now Lucio Case

As we continue to rejoice in Christ’s resurrection, we can only imagine the joy Mary must have felt and continues to experience because of her son’s victory.   However, even in heaven, Mary must surely remember the worries of parenthood and pray for families. Last week a Texas court stayed the execution of Melissa Lucio and [...]

By |2022-05-06T09:44:59-04:00May 6th, 2022|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Send Now Lucio Case

Send Now Lucio Case

As we continue to rejoice in Christ’s resurrection, we can only imagine the joy Mary must have felt and continues to experience because of her son’s victory.   However, even in heaven, Mary must surely remember the worries of parenthood and pray for families. Last week a Texas court stayed the execution of Melissa Lucio and [...]

By |2022-05-06T09:38:58-04:00April 14th, 2022|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Send Now Lucio Case

Lourdes Dignity

Having celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes last Friday, our nation and our world stand in need of healing. With the military threat to Ukraine, tension at both our southern and northern borders, natural disasters and violent crime, we have many reasons to ask Mary to pray for us. With all the bad [...]

By |2022-02-17T10:09:24-05:00February 17th, 2022|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Lourdes Dignity

Supreme Court Appointment

Last Wednesday we remembered the Presentation of Our Lord, when, following the law, Mary and Joseph journeyed to the temple to offer the proscribed sacrifice and present Jesus to God. There the priest Simeon gave thanks to God that he had seen the Messiah who would be a light to the world and a sign [...]

By |2022-02-04T14:41:14-05:00February 4th, 2022|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Supreme Court Appointment

New Year Mother of God

Liturgically we begin the new year honoring Mary as the Mother of God. Scripture tells us that eight days after the birth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph took the child to the temple to be circumcised. There, Simeon told Mary that Jesus would be a light to reveal God to the nations, and that Jesus [...]

By |2022-01-07T12:25:24-05:00January 7th, 2022|Sister Fran|Comments Off on New Year Mother of God

Divisive Rhetoric Advent Incarnate Mary’s Fiat

In this season of Advent, we are reminded of the power of words. Mary’s fiat, her willingness to follow God’s will changed all of human history by bringing about the incarnation, the miracle of the Word made flesh. In our daily lives, we experience the power of words. Familiar carols call to mind the birth [...]

By |2021-12-03T13:26:16-05:00December 3rd, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Divisive Rhetoric Advent Incarnate Mary’s Fiat

November 5, 2021 Elections – Unity

The feast of All Saints and All Souls, unite us in remembering our dead, praying for them, mourning our loss, remembering the traditions and lessons they taught us, and recalling the funny family stories handed from one generation to the next. On the other hand, many of the discussions of the recent elections continue to [...]

By |2021-11-06T10:30:04-04:00November 6th, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on November 5, 2021 Elections – Unity

Right Relationships and Spending Reconciliation

Many recent news reports have focused on relationships – familial, national and international. As Congress works out the details of the physical and social structures that connect and support us, President Biden is meeting with world leaders to consider climate change, the world economy and the health of our planet and of all who inhabit [...]

By |2021-10-29T10:08:43-04:00October 29th, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Right Relationships and Spending Reconciliation

Arbery Jury Pool Self Reflection

Through her words and her life our Blessed Mother reminds us that God’s judgement is very different from ours. As Mary acknowledged in her Magnificat, God chose her, a poor, lowly woman, to be the mother of the Christ. In Mary’s humble, faith-filled response and in the incarnation, we see that God’s love and power [...]

By |2021-10-22T09:11:34-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Arbery Jury Pool Self Reflection
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