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    • Reflection for Friday, June 29, 2001: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Schlegel, John, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-06-29)
      Paul, apostles|Walking across St. Peter's Square several weeks ago, I was struck by two things: the renewed fa and ccedil;ade of the Basilica and the two imposing statues of Saints Peter and Paul standing as sentries, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 29, 2007: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-06-29)
      Today we remember and celebrate the memory of two great apostles. Both of them gave themselves completely to their Lord, Jesus, and both of them faced tremendous persecution, culminating in death in Rome.||So much can be ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 29, 2012: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Tinley, Susan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-06-29)
      Today is the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. Neither of them really got it initially. St Peter fell asleep while Jesus was suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and then denied his knowledge and following of Christ three ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 29, 2018: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-06-29)
      Acts 4: 32 tells us that the community of believers were of one heart and mind and that is how the apostles themselves are generally believed to have been, and –I surmise– that is also why Peter and Paul are celebrated ...
    • Reflection for Monday, June 29, 2009: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Mahowald, Paul (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-06-29)
      Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. Both of these apostles died in Rome during the Christian persecution of Emperor Nero (64-68 A.D.). Peter's way to Rome to establish that city which was the heart ...
    • Reflection for Monday, June 29, 2015: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Latta, Mark (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-06-29)
      The first reading today from Acts (12:1-11) describes Herod's fatal persecution of James and his intent to kill Peter. Imagine the concern and fear of the early Church's disciples at the violence and slaughter against their ...
    • Reflection for Monday, June 29, 2020: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Santos, Nicky, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-06-29)
      |But who do you say I am?|One message that we get from today's gospel reading is that ultimately each one of us needs to ask ourselves who Jesus is for us. We might have heard about Jesus through our parents, teachers, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday June 29, 2019: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-06-29)
      I hesitate to say that King Herod (Agrippa) was an unprincipled fellow, as he seems to consistently follow a principle of expedience!  His sense of justice was so weak that he was willing to imprison and sometimes execute ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, June 29, 2002: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Kuhlman, Mary Haynes (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-06-29)
      Paul|Today, celebrating the lives of two of the most important saints in Christianity, our Scriptural readings deal with the themes of FEAR and RESCUE. The Psalm has a line that is somewhat ambiguous in English: "The angel ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, June 29, 2013: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Reinig, Lydia (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-06-29)
      Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, who were key leaders in founding in the early Church. In the First Reading we hear part of Peter's story, a particularly dramatic narrative about the Lord rescuing ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, June 29, 2003: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-06-29)
      So as to be more available to the graces of these readings, imagine Peter and Paul, both in prison and in chains, discussing their respective histories that got them in this predicament. Their faces reveal a great trust ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, June 29, 2008: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-06-29)
      PRE-PRAYERING | |We hear often in the words of Sacred Scripture that we should not fear. That is a comforting, but impossible request. A sudden noise, a bit of news, a slight slip of the foot, can send a flash of fright ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, June 29, 2014: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Gilger, Paddy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-06-29)
      |"I am convinced of one thing: the great changes in history were realized when reality was seen not from the center but rather from the periphery. It is a hermeneutical question: reality is understood only if it is looked ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, June 29, 2000: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-06-29)
      A "Solemnity" is a very special celebration. Only certain feasts have this "rank." And each Solemnity has a special liturgy just for the vigil (to be celebrated the evening before, to prepare for celebrating on the actual ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, June 29, 2006: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Dickel, Tim (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-06-29)
      In the readings for today, Acts 12:1-11 describes Peter's rescue from Herod's prison by an angel of the Lord. The Responsorial stresses the rescuing power of the angel of the Lord. In the second reading, Paul praises the ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, June 29, 2017: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Hoover, Amy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-06-29)
      Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul.  As I reflected on our readings and what I know about these two biblical men I heard loud and clear how they are examples to us of how we can trust and have faith ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, June 29, 1999: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Fitzgibbons, John P., S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-06-29)
      For me, there are several powerful and endearing images of Peter the Apostle in the Scriptures. Two of them occur in today's readings. The first, found in Acts 12:1-11, shows a scared but hopeful Peter walking out of Herod's ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, June 29, 2004: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-06-29)
      Acts 4:32 tells us that "the community of believers were of one heart and mind" and that is how the apostles themselves are generally believed to have been, and -I surmise- that is also why Peter and Paul are celebrated ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, June 29, 2010: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-06-29)
      We celebrate today the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. The readings are fairly sober in that they speak of events that relate to both disciples' end of life experiences.||In the first, from Acts, St. Peter is in prison ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, June 29, 2005: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-06-29)
      "I once was lost, but now I'm found . . ."||Both of the giants of the faith that we celebrate today-Peter and Paul-experienced the rescue that these words of the old hymn sing about. Peter, after all, was the disciple who ...