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    • Reflection for April 19, 2006: Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-04-19)
      Today we have the story of the "Journey to Emmaus." This is the second of three major journeys in the New Testament. We have just completed the first journey in a ritual 'dying to self' of fasting , praying and giving alms ...
    • Reflection for April 9, 2004: Good Friday. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-04-09)
      I have not seen Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. I do not feel I need to 'see' the brutality Jesus suffered for me in order to strengthen my faith, but I do believe I need to understand the brutality so that I (and ...
    • Reflection for December 24, 2003: 4th week in Advent. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-12-24)
      Advent is over.|| Advent means coming. Tomorrow we commemorate the coming of God into human history in a very real way. The preparation and waiting is over. What were we preparing for? What are we waiting for?|| A Second ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 10, 2001: St. Lawrence. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-08-10)
      "God can multiply his favors among you so that you may always have enough of everything and even a surplus for good works..." |2 Corinthians 9:8||"Happy the man who is merciful and lends to those in need." |Psalms 112:1|"Unless ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 19, 2005: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-08-19)
      In today's readings we have two of the most well known pericopes in all of scripture. Ruth's pledge of fidelity to her mother-in-law Naomi is a favorite for weddings and of course Jesus' response to the scholar unites the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, January 21, 2005: 2nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-01-21)
      All shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will forgive their evildoing and remember their sins no more. (Heb 8:11-13) ||Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss. (Ps 85:11-12) |He named ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 25, 2003: St. James, Apostle. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-07-25)
      "We hold this treasure in earthen vessels." 2 Corinthians 4:7| "Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing." Psalm 126:4| "Whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant." Matthew 20:27|| Today is the feast ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 15, 2001: 10th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-06-15)
      "We have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us." 2 Corinthians 4:7|"I am your servant, the child of your handmaid.. You have loosed my bonds." Psalms 116:16|"But ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 6, 2005: 6th week in Easter. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-05-06)
      Jesus has returned to his Father. In today's gospel he tells his disciples that they will grieve, but their grief will become joy. As God tells Paul "Do not be afraid. Go on speaking for I am with you."||Do you know ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 18, 2002: St. Luke, Evangelist. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-10-18)
      "Luke is the only one with me." (2Tm 4:11)||"I am sending you like lambs among wolves. Carry not money bag, no sack, no sandals; greet no one along the way." (Lk 10:3,4)|Today is the feast of St. Luke, one of the four ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 30, 2005: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-09-30)
      It does not take a great scholar or much thought to identify the theme of today's reading as repentance. Baruch records a public prayer of penitence and petition. Psalm 79 is a communal lament for the return of God's favor. ...
    • Reflection for January 4, 2003: 2nd week in Christmas. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-01-04)
      "No one who fails to act in righteousness belongs to God, nor anyone who does not love his brother." (1 John 3:10) "Sing a new song unto the Lord." (Psalm 98:1) "We have found the Messiah." (John 1:35-42)||As we begin this ...
    • Reflection for January 6, 2001: Friday after Epiphany. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-01-06)
      This is he who came by water and blood ... and the Spirit. So there are three that testify, the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are of one accord." - 1 John 5:66-8| |"He sends forth his command to the earth; ...
    • Reflection for January 8, 2002: Tuesday after Epiphany. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-01-08)
      "not that we have loved God, but that he has loved us" (1Jn 4: 7-10)|"Justice shall flower in his days and profound peace."|(Ps 72:7)|"He told them to sit on the green grass in groups or parties . . . neatly arranged like ...
    • Reflection for March 25, 2005: Good Friday. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-03-25)
      Much has been said about what is 'good' about this day, I believe we each can personalize the 'good' for what it means to us. For me the 'goodness' of this day is to be able to reflect on Jesus' compassion in his passion.||We ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 26, 2007: 1st week in Lent. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-02-26)
      Be holy for I, the LORD, your God, am holy.||We have been made in the likeness of God. God is holy, therefore we are holy. Why do we not believe this? Why do we believe our egos, our doubts, what others say about us, but ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 17, 2006: 15th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-07-17)
      Is Jesus a cause of division? To hear these words with our 21st Century ears and our Western culture easily causes us to think that we have to stand against everyone and defend our selves. But Jesus preached love and ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 18, 2005: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-07-18)
      "Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you." Don't you wonder about this question from the scribes and Pharisees? What did they think of all the healings, exorcisms and wise teaching of Jesus' up to now? Were those common ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 8, 2004: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-03-08)
      Lent is a good time to reflect on how "we have sinned, been wicked and done evil; [how] we have rebelled and departed from [God's] commandments and [God's] laws" (Dn 9:5); and for us to appeal to God for compassion and ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 17, 2003: 33rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-11-17)
      As we draw to the close of this liturgical year we hear in Maccabees the resistance of the Jewish persecution imposed by Antiochus Epiphanes. His intention seemed noble, "that all should be one people, each abandoning his ...