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    • Reflection for Friday, October 28, 2005: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-10-28)
      If you can't remember anything in particular about St. Simon and St. Jude, neither apparently do the Gospel writers. They simply mention these names among the Twelve. It doesn't help that they are among the six who share ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 28, 2011: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-10-28)
      Simon and Jude are mentioned together in the canon of the Mass. Parishes, churches and schools are named after the pair. And tradition associates both of them with the original evangelization of Persia (Iran) and celebrates ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 28, 2016: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-10-28)
      Today is the  feast of the Apostles, Simon and Jude.  As we celebrate their lives we remember the other Apostles and the larger gathering of people we call disciples.  They are the very foundation of our church.|The Twelve ...
    • Reflection for Monday, October 28, 2002: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Kline, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-10-28)
      " . . . in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit." -- Ephesians 2:22||Today's readings speak to me of barriers overcome, unity achieved. Through Jesus, I am a beloved member of ...
    • Reflection for Monday, October 28, 2013: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-10-28)
      In Ephesians we are told that we are a part of the Christian family. Then in the Gospel Jesus calls his disciples, including Simon and Jude whose feast we celebrate today. And we are part of this family too. We are all ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, October 28, 2000: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Bannantine, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-10-28)
      None of us is comfortable with feeling alienated from or left out of any group to which we belong. We are social beings and we crave human companionship. We need to feel that we belong, that we are part of the group. ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, October 28, 2006: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      O'Connor, Roc, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-10-28)
      Perhaps it is good fortune that we celebrate today St. Jude, patron of hopeless cases. Sorry to give St. Simon short shrift. Such is life. | I recall that my grandma had a great devotion to St. Jude. She needed to with all ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, October 28, 2017: Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-10-28)
      |Today's feast honors saints Simon and Jude, called by Jesus to be his disciples. In the USA we are very familiar with Jude because of the Memphis St. Jude clinic for children's diseases, especially for kids with cancer.  ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, October 28, 1999: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-10-28)
      "So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus himself as ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, October 28, 2004: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Kuhlman, Thomas A. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-10-28)
      Sometimes -- perhaps too often -- I respond to some passages in Scripture with the thought, "Yes, I believe that...BUT..." I have faith in the ideas I read, but I also think I have observed contradictory evidence. God will ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, October 28, 2010: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-10-28)
      “God is just too busy loving us to have any time left for disappointment,” writes Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J. The Jesuit priest has spent more than 20 years working with gang members in Los Angeles and has a different perspective ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, October 28, 2003: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-10-28)
      The Body of Christ ||Before she could walk, he placed her high on his shoulders. Her first mountain. Carried to the top of the refrigerator, past swinging lamps, ducking under doors. When he pretended to drop her, she ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, October 28, 2008: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Schlegel, John, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-10-28)
      This reflection was written at the end of one of the most stressful weeks I have experienced in a long time. Consequently, the affirmation of today's readings was a manifestation of God's presence to me.||On the Feast of ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, October 28, 2014: 30th week in Ordinary Time - Memorial of Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-10-28)
      |Life as a stranger is uncomfortable, to say the least.  Each of us has probably experienced the awkward feeling of being a duck out of water, outside the reassurance of familiar people who love, accept and understand us, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, October 28, 2021: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-10-28)
      |Brothers and sisters:You are no longer strangers and sojourners,|but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God,|built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,with Christ Jesus ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, October 28, 2009: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      ter Kuile, Janine (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-10-28)
      Have you ever heard the expression, "Keep your chin up". ... ? Someone encouraged me with those words the other day, I hadn't' heard that in a long time. It's amazing how four little words can create a new outlook ... if ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, October 28, 2015: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Purcell, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-10-28)
      Life is full right now, and I received the good grace of short readings for today that immediately spoke to me, and thus I am grateful as I write this reflection for my good fortune!|Psalm 19 sings to me because we sing ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, October 28, 2020: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-10-28)
      |Psalm response: Their message goes out through all the earth.|This is a feast of the apostles Simon and Jude, but apparently there is no trace whatever of them outside of the New Testament and no word of them anywhere ...