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    • A Contemplation on The Man Born Blind: The Fourth Sunday of Lent - Year A 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      From a talk given at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Omaha, NE|Lent Parish Mission: March, 2011|At the beginning of this gospel, the disciples see a man blind from birth and they ask, "Who sinned, this man or his parents?"|The ...
    • A Contemplation on The Raising of Lazarus: The Fifth Sunday of Lent - Year A 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      From a talk given at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Omaha, NE|Lent Parish Mission: March, 2011|The one you love is ill. As we have seen, often John does not use a name: The woman at the well. The Man Born Blind. Lazarus ...
    • A Contemplation on The Woman at the Well: The Third Sunday of Lent - Year A 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      From a talk given at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Omaha, NE|Lent Parish Mission: March, 2011|We talk about Lent as a time of invitation from God. What does God want to give us this Lent?|We begin by looking at the story ...
    • A Deafening Noise 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      I am not a musicologist and actually I do not know what that is really.|How does a D-minor differ from a D-seventh? I do know a few finger shiftings on a guitar. I figured one thing out though. The note which begins a ...
    • A Family Christmas for Newlyweds and Beyond 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "A Family Christmas Guide for Newlyweds - and Beyond"|A young bride looked distraught. "It's not fair," she said. I want to be with my family for Christmas Eve and his father is pushing us to ...
    • A Happy Time 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      "Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream." This is the opening line of a little ditty which forms what is called a "Round". I assume we all learned how to sing more loudly than any others who were involved in this ...
    • A Mardigras Prayer 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday") and Carnival ("Farewell to Meat") precede Ash Wednesday and Lent around the world, even where Lent has ceased to have much religious meaning. It was natural to develop a festival, a "last fling," ...
    • A New G.P.S. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      When we are lost in our journeys, we are most noticing, most sense- abled. We look for signs, some indications of where we are in terms of where we would like to be. Global Positioning Systems are taking away the experience ...
    • A Parent Reflects on Jesus' Parents 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      When I was first married, we would pull out a traditional Italian creche scene and I would set up the shepherds, he animals, three kings and then the family: Jesus in his manger with Joseph and Mary standing on either side ...
    • A Renewed Personal Encounter With Jesus 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first two paragraphs of "A Renewed Personal Encounte with Jesus"|In his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis appeals to all of us to give ourselves to a "renewed personal encounter" with ...
    • A Rosary for Alzheimer's Patients: Praying the Sorrowful Mysteries 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "A Rosary for Alzheimer's Patients"|Agony in Garden|For the length of time it takes to pray 10 Hail Marys, I meditate on the Agony in the Garden. I picture Jesus, troubled and afraid, ...
    • A Vatican II Overview 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "A Vatican II Overview"|The fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of Vatican II inspires me to reflect upon a few things about what that Council meant for us. We can sometimes forget ...
    • A Visit: Mary and John Remember the Choosing of the 12 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "A Visit: Mary & John Remember the Choosing of the 12"|Ephesus, A.D. 67, at the home of John and Mary, with visitors and new converts, Linus and Agnes.|John: It is so good of you to visit us, ...
    • A Well-Wrapped Gift 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      "Slow as molasses in January" is an old saying used to indicate a lack of speed, usually employed by somebody who is experiencing impatience with another. Not all old sayings are accurate.|In Boston, on a rather warm ...
    • Advent Bulletin Inserts 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "Advent Bulletin Inserts"|Beginning Advent:|What are the key first steps to enter into Advent? We can all slow down. We can all breathe more deeply. We can all begin to trust that this will be ...
    • Advent Email Greetings 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "Advent Email Greetings"|Send an Advent Email greeting to a loved one or friend, and share the resource of the Praying Advent web site with them as well.|Simply hold down your left mouse button ...
    • Advent Prayers 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "Advent Prayers"|In every part of our Advent days, joyful or otherwise, we can turn to God in prayer. These are suggested prayers for a variety of situations. Use them or create prayers from ...
    • Adverbs and Adprayers 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      Does the following writing sound to you "very good" or "very well"?|What is the difference between "good" and "very good"? You might say that the difference is intensity and higher quality when using "very". The two ...
    • All the Better to Hear You, My Dear 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      I had a Philosophy teacher who mentioned to us one day that the reason birds didn't talk to each other was that they had nothing to say. The little chirpers outside my window seem not to have been listening to that wise ...
    • Am I Too Defended for Advent? 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      A friend recently said, "I don't get into Advent. I'm way too defended for Advent."|It was an incredibly honest moment of self-awareness. Being defended personally is often a primary reason why we don't let religious ...