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    • Reflection for April 11, 2001: Wednesday of Holy Week. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001)
      Our Gospel reading today takes us to the beginning of the Last Supper scene. Here Jesus foretells what is to come, "I give you my word, one of you is about to betray me." The starkness of his words lie not only in the truth ...
    • Reflection for April 22, 2003: Tuesday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      Today's Gospel reading retells the beautiful, tender account of Mary Magdalene's encounter with Jesus. One can imagine the warmth of the scene:|Mary Magdalene stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 12, 1999: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999)
      For Our Meditation |"For all men were by nature foolish who were in ignorance of God,| And who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing Him who is,| and from studying the works did not discern the artisan: |But ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 15, 1999: 28th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999)
      "I say to you who are my friends: Do not be afraid of those who kill the body and can do no more. I will show you whom you ought to fear. Fear him who has power||to cast into Gehenna after he has killed. Yes, I tell ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 25, 2002: 29th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      "I, a prisoner for the Lord, ||urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, |with all humility and gentleness, with patience, |bearing with one another through love, |striving to preserve the unity ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 15, 2002: 3rd week in Easter. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      "What can we do to accomplish the works of God?" Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent." John|These words from Jesus to his followers and to us today are straightforward. ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 10, 2001: 2nd week in Advent. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001)
      "We have seen incredible things today!"||Our Gospel reading for today ends with this wonderful exclamation made in response to Jesus' healing of the paralytic. If you remember, his friends were carrying him on a mat to ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 16, 2002: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      Have you ever wished that God would give you a sign that He was really with you? Or have you ever wished that God would just tell you directly what He wanted you to do? I think that most of us, at one time, have felt the ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 11, 2002: 5th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      "What do you want me to do for you?"|You may recall that Jesus poses this question to the blind man, Bartimeus, who called out to Jesus to be healed. Even though many rebuked him and told him to be silent, he called out ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 14, 2000: 6th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      " ... Count it pure joy when you are involved in every sort of trial. Realize that when your faith is tested this makes for endurance. Let endurance come to its perfection so that you may be fully mature and lacking in ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 10, 2000: 1st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Today's readings mark Monday of the First Week of the Year or Monday of "Ordinary Time." The liturgical calendar marks a return to the day-to-day, which parallels our lives returning to the ordinary after Christmas and the ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 14, 2002: 1st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      Today marks the beginning of "Ordinary Time" in the liturgical calendar. We ourselves feel the "ordinariness" of these days after the Christmas season. "Ordinary" can connote something that is blah and taken for granted. ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 11, 2002: 4th week in Lent. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      Today's readings are brimming with images of life, joy, praise and healing. Perhaps they are even surprising to our ears in this season of Lent. Listen to some of the images:|" ... there shall always be rejoicing and ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 17, 2003: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      "Lord, great and awesome God, you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love you ... . We have sinned, been wicked and done evil; we have rebelled ... We have not obeyed your servants the prophets ... . We are ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 13, 2002: 7th week in Easter. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      [Paul asked:]| "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?" |They answered him, "|We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." |He said, "How were you baptized?" T|hey replied, "With the baptism ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 20, 2003: 6th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      "[Jesus] began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and rise after three days.|Then Peter took him aside and began to rebuke ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, April 11, 2000: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      The first reading from the Book of Numbers invites us into being with the Israelites (and our own hearts) in the experience of fatigue and discouragement.|"But with their patience worn out by the journey, the people ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, January 21, 2003: 2nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      The Lord's Promise|What would you say if someone told you that he or she promised to love you completely, even in your weakness and mistakes-no matter what life brings? And what would you feel as this person proclaimed ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 14, 2000: 1st week in Lent. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Let's imagine that you and I finally decide that it's time "to get in shape" through more regular exercise. So we go to the gym and ask an instructor to guide us in our preferred mode of exercise. The instructor shows us ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, May 9, 2000: 3rd week in Easter. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      The Church continues to draw us into the mystery of Easter through retelling the story of the stoning of Stephen. In the Acts of the Apostles, Stephen confronts the people with their hypocrisy and, with utter confidence ...