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    • Reflection for Sunday, October 10, 1999: 28th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-10-10)
      "On this mountain," and "On this day," are the words of Isaiah telling of the advent of the Messiah's great appearance. There are promises of a wonderful feast and a tearless happiness. For those who have looked for the ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, October 11, 2020: 28th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-10-11)
      |The reading from Isaiah depicts a great banquet. The psalm is the familiar Good Shephard passage. In the excerpt from Paul's letter he thanks the Philippians for their support and reflects on God meeting one's needs. The ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, October 12, 2008: 28th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-10-12)
      PRE-PRAYERING | There is an old saying about fatigue making cowards of us all. There is a little bit of truth there I guess. Becoming tired has various effects on our spirits as well as our bodies. Physically, fatigue can ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, October 12, 2014: 28th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Waldron, Maureen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-10-12)
      |In today's readings, the theme of invitation draws us into the freedom that Jesus offers us.|The first reading from Isaiah promises the beleaguered people of Israel that not only will their lives be filled with food and ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, October 13, 2002: 28th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-10-13)
      So as to be more receptive to the Word and Sacrament for this Sunday, picture Jesus seated in a large banquet hall, with tables set, but empty, except for some chief priests and Scribes. They are more than somewhat displeased ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, October 15, 2017: 28th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Waldron, Maureen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-10-15)
      In today's readings, the theme of invitation draws us into the freedom that Jesus offers us.|The first reading from Isaiah promises the beleaguered people of Israel that not only will their lives be filled with food and ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, October 9, 2005: 28th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-10-09)
      PRE-PRAYERING | There is a festive mood to our readings for this liturgy. There is abundance, invitations, and belonging.|We can pray with the memories of our being invited to parties, dances, and fancy dinners. Perhaps ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, October 9, 2011: 28th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-10-09)
      PRE-PRAYERING || Young men who are making formal application for entrance into the Jesuits are interviewed by four different members of the Society. One such Jesuit interviewing me so many years ago asked if I thought I ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday December 5, 2018: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-05)
      The reading from Isaiah describes a victory banquet, the Psalm portrays the Lord as a shepherd and the Gospel has Jesus performing a set of miracles including the feeding of the 4000. I see in these readings the openness ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 1, 1999: 1st week in Advent. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-12-01)
      Today's gospel provides a powerful lesson on Jesus' mission in this world - and a glimpse of our own mission. As Matthew notes so movingly, Jesus sat on the mountainside near the Sea of Galilee and crowds of people brought ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 1, 2004: 1st week in Advent. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-12-01)
      What a wonderful picture Isaiah paints for us to illustrate "God in our midst." A feast of rich foods and choice wines will be set before us, the veil that obscures our vision will be removed, death will be destroyed and ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 1, 2010: 1st week in Advent. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-12-01)
      I am always sad when I hear people defame organized religion. Why does religion have such a bad reputation? I believe it flows from a basic misunderstanding. For many, religion seems to be primarily a matter of avoiding ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 2, 2009: 1st week in Advent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-12-02)
      Freedom from want is a theme for these three readings. The Lord in Isaiah will provide us a rich feast; for the psalmist the Lord is a shepherd that shields us from want; Jesus both heals the hurting and feeds the hungry. ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 2, 2015: 1st week in Advent. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-12-02)
      Behold, the Lord comes to save His people!|The readings for the middle of the first week of Advent are full of joyous anticipation for the coming of the Lord. To symbolize the great times to come, we are led to imagine ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 2, 2020: 1st week in Advent. 

      Braddock, Suzanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-12-02)
      |"Where could we ever get enough bread in this deserted placeto satisfy such a crowd?"  MT 15: 29-37|"On this mountain the Lord of Hosts will provide for all peoples. "The Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces." ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 3, 2003: Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest. 

      Schloemer, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-12-03)
      Today we celebrate the feast of St. Francis Xavier, a member of St. Ignatius Loyola's original companions in the formation of the Society of Jesus. Francis went on to become the patron saint of the Church's missions through ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 3, 2008: 1st week in Advent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-12-03)
      GOD WILL PROVIDE| |You have heard the old adage: "when the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear". Well Sr. Mary appeared in my life 35 years ago. We were on a retreat and she told me, with great excitement,|“I have been ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 3, 2014: 1st week in Advent. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-12-03)
      |The Ascent|"On this mountain the Lord of hosts…will wipe away the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25: 6-8)|To set out on a mountain trail takes us away from the ordinary.  It is better to travel light, so we leave stuff ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 4, 2002: 1st week in Advent. 

      Bucko, Ray, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-12-04)
      Food glorious food! I grew up in a large Polish family with family friends who were Italian and many of my parents' customers (they were both hairdressers) were Jewish. So wherever I would turn there would be food -- for ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 4, 2013: 1st week in Advent. 

      Pierre, Sam (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-12-04)
      Advent is a time that I often catch myself dreaming of home. The celebration of a recently married couple inviting a new member into their family always makes my heart yearn for my own family. It truly is a time when I ...