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    • Reflection for Friday, August 12, 2016: 19th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Coelho, Roland, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-08-12)
      I thank God for my parents who are now retired and live in Bangalore, India. They enjoy the simple pleasures of life — coffee, friends, walks, nature, and their prayer life. Little grandchildren, who have to try out grandpa's ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 13, 2010: 19th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kokensparger, Brian (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-08-13)
      As I'm sitting here writing this, my youngest daughter is in surgery to get her screws and plate removed from a broken ankle that occurred a year and a half ago. It's a very simple procedure, as surgeries go.|Yet I worry.|What ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 14, 2020: 19th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-08-14)
      |As is often typical of Ordinary Time liturgy, the Church provides a fountain of wisdom for those of us on the journey to the fullness of the Kingdom to drink from.  At any point, of course, we can consider the world we ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 16, 2002: 19th week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-08-16)
      The scriptures today are interesting and challenging. They seem to be about women. In Matthew, Christ proclaims the mystery where a man leaves home and is joined to his wife, and the "two shall become one flesh.". This ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 17, 2012: 19th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kokensparger, Brian (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-08-17)
      What if you heard a television advertisement this morning that said stepping on spiders was the cause of the world's recent economic downturn and that anyone who has stepped on a spider over the last two or three years was ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 17, 2018: 19th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Maynard, Angela (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-08-17)
      In today’s gospel. The Pharisees question Jesus about the topics of marriage, and specifically divorce. This can be a very controversial topic today. I’d like to share some thoughts that have come to mind as I reflected ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 18, 2000: 19th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-08-18)
      This is certainly one of the more difficult Gospel passages to understand, even though it seems blindingly clear on the surface. What are we to make of the various ways in which the text seems to be softened? Someone has ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 18, 2006: 19th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-08-18)
      Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying, ||"Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?"|The trap these Pharisees set for Jesus is to force him into choosing sides in this difficult ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 11, 2021: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-06-11)
      |Last Sunday, the Church celebrated the Body and Blood of Jesus. (Corpus Christi Sunday) This Friday the Church celebrates this liturgy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Tomorrow's liturgy celebrates the Immaculate Heart of ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 12, 2015: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-06-12)
      I remember clearly an experience in the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius directed by Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J. The retreat was a major part of my Tertianship, the last phase of a Jesuit's formation. Larry asked me ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 15, 2012: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity. 

      Smith, David, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-06-15)
      The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus comes to us as an invitation to penetrate more deeply the mystery of the humanity of Christ, who out of great love laid down his life for us and poured out that wondrous love by opening ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 19, 2009: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity. 

      O'Connor, Roc, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-06-19)
      When I was a child, I too thought as a child. What I learned about the devotion to the Sacred Heart was that if I went to Mass and communion on nine consecutive first Fridays, I would get to heaven because I would have the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 23, 2006: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-06-23)
      I really love this image of the Sacred Heart. It was a gift of a Jesuit priest to my family when I was growing up. He was a wonderful friend to our family, a warm, compassionate man with a great sense of humor. Next to my ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 27, 2003: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity. 

      Bannantine, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-06-27)
      As I read over today's scripture readings, I was struck by the fact that the virtue of humility is very evident in these readings. In today's world many people put a premium on fame. They want to become famous, or failing ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 30, 2000: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity. 

      Stockhausen, Gerry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-06-30)
      This is one of our most powerful feasts, but it has not always been well served by the "artists" who make and sell religious objects. Jesus with blood dripping from his heart does not stimulate my devotion, anyway. Likewise, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 8, 2018: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-06-08)
      A blessed Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus to you! I have had a wonderful, growing relationship with the Sacred Heart over the years for a multitude of reasons. On this special day, I want to share a recent, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 31, 2002: Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. 

      Kline, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-05-31)
      With joy you will draw water at the fountain of salvation. -- Isaiah 12:3|Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled. -- Luke 1:45|God invites us to abandon ourselves to joy on ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 31, 2013: Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. 

      Brock, Mary Lee (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-05-31)
      During the month of May we give thanks to Mary and all of her blessings upon us. On this final day of May we wrap up a month during which we celebrated in thanksgiving for our mothers on Mother's Day, marked new beginnings ...
    • Reflection for May 31, 2006: Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-05-31)
      Elizabeth said 'Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.' It is not always easy for me to believe that the above will happen. In this Gospel's Reading, two women's strong ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 31, 1999: Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-05-31)
      The passage is thrilling: two women pregnant under most unusual circumstances and enveloped in joy. Mary rushes to her cousin Elizabeth's side and the women burst into praise for the God who showers blessings upon them. ...