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    • Reflection for April 17, 2019: Wednesday of Holy Week. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-04-17)
      Today, right before we enter into the Paschal Triduum we hear this Gospel passage about Juda's betrayal of Jesus. We have spent around 5 weeks trying to deepen our relationship to God: praying, giving alms, being extra ...
    • Reflection for Friday December 7, 2018: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-07)
      Advent, a time of waiting in hope. This hope is not simply wishful thinking or an optimism that things will turn out okay. Our hope is based on God's promise of salvation and on the faith that God will not let us down.|Today's ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 13, 2018: 2nd Week in Easter. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-04-13)
      |We have been reading the Acts of the Apostles since the Easter season began. Through these readings we have been witnesses of all the healing and preaching in the name of Jesus that the apostles have been doing. We have ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 15, 2014: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-08-15)
      |On this solemnity we honor and celebrate Mary, the mother of God. We celebrate the Assumption of Mary as stated in the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, LG 59: “Finally, the immaculate Virgin ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 13, 2014:10th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-06-13)
      |In the Gospel we encounter Jesus preaching to his disciples about moral teachings in Jewish Law. This section of the Gospel according to Matthew is known as the "antitheses", where Jesus names a biblical teaching and not ...
    • Reflection for Monday February 4, 2019: 4th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-02-04)
      In the gospel passage for today, we meet this poor man who was hanging out among the dead, suffering greatly from being possessed by a Legion of bad spirits. These spirits wouldn't leave him alone making him lose control ...
    • Reflection for Monday October 1, 2018: 26th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-10-01)
      Why do bad things happen to good people? The perennial question that usually comes to mind when reading this passage from Job. This time around a different thought came to mind as I reflected on the passage. I saw it as a ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 24, 2015: Memorial of St. Bartholomew. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-08-24)
      This reflection will be posted soon. In the passage of the gospel for today we see Philip, who had already met Jesus and believed he was the Messiah, telling Nathanael (also known as Bartholomew) the good news. At first ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 6, 2017: 31st Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-11-06)
      The gifts and the call of God are irrevocable (Rom 11: 29). What an amazing statement!|Paul tells the Romans that since they have experienced God's mercy in them, they are called to be witnesses of God's mercy to others, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday September 1, 2018: 21st Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-09-01)
      In the first reading Paul tells the community in Corinth:|God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise,|and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong,|and God chose the lowly and despised of the world,|those ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 5, 2014: 4th week in Lent. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-04-05)
      In the Gospel reading today (verses 40 to 53), there is the discussion among the people about who Jesus is, where he comes from and whether he is the Prophet, or the Messiah. Furthermore, the Pharisees think that the ones ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, August 4, 2018: 17th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-08-04)
      In reading the first reading and the gospel for today carefully, something struck me. I noticed that in both cases some who did not want to hear what the prophets had to say, wanted to get rid of the prophet thinking that ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, July 19, 2014: 15th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-07-19)
      |There is so much condensed in today's readings. The first reading gives us a sense that the Lord will prevail against evil plots, it invites us to trust in the ways of the Lord. Evil plots are being planned against the ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 19, 2016: Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-03-19)
      Today is the solemnity of Saint Joseph, the husband of Mary and the earthly father of Jesus. Joseph was the man that Mary, the mother of Jesus, had chosen to spend the rest of her life with, and he, in turn, had chosen ...
    • Reflection for Sunday May 19, 2019: 5th Week of Easter. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-05-19)
      This reflection will be coming soon. Until then, this reflection is by Larry Gillick, S.J., from 2010.|In our First Reading for this liturgy, we hear the conclusion of a great experience of being on mission. Paul and ...
    • Reflection for Sunday November 4, 2018: 31st Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-11-04)
      In the first reading, we witness Moses' exhortation to the people of Israel:|"The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!  Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God,|with all your heart,|and with all your soul,|and with all ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 21, 2018: 3rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-21)
      In the first reading from the book of Jonah, God called Jonah and sent him to Nineveh to announce repentance and faith in God or they would all be destroyed. Jonah did as God said and within a day, the whole city repented, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday March 19, 2019: St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-03-19)
      This is a reflection from this writer on this feast in 2016.|Today is the solemnity of Saint Joseph, the husband of Mary and the earthly father of Jesus. Joseph was the man that Mary, the mother of Jesus, had chosen to ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, November 15, 2016: 33rd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-11-15)
      Nobody in the "practicing" Jewish community gave Zacchaeus a chance, he was a sinner and that was that. Jesus saw Zacchaeus as a human being deserving of love, sympathy and mercy and invited himself to his house so that ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, November 25, 2014: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-11-25)
      |The weekend of the 15th and 16th of November I had the incredible honor of traveling to El Salvador for the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the martyrdom of the six Jesuit priests from the Universidad Centroamericana ...