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    • First Week of Advent: Dec. 2-8, 2018 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      "They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again." - Isaiah 2
    • Second Week of Advent: Dec. 9-15, 2018 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak, Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God.... Isaiah 35
    • Fourth Week of Advent and First Week of Christmas: Dec. 23-29, 2018 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      "Do not be afraid; I proclaim to you good news of great joy. For today a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying ...
    • Third Week of Advent: Dec. 16-22, 2018 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      "Then the angel said to her, ' Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.' ....Mary said, 'Behold, I am the handmaid of ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday December 12, 2018: Our Lady of Guadalupe. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      See I am coming to dwell among you, says the Lord. Many nations shall join themselves to the Lord on that day, and they shall be his people and he will dwell among you. - Zecheriah|Heading to Omaha's Beth El Synagogue after ...
    • Reflection for Saturday December 8, 2018: Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary. 

      Chiacchere, Colleen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Among these long winter days and short days in the Northern Hemisphere and certainly here in Omaha, life can seem bleak and cold as we head into the depths of winter. And, in the midst of this dark stretch, the Church gives ...
    • Reflection for Sunday December 9, 2018: 2nd Week of Advent. 

      Scholer, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      What a beautiful prayer imbedded in the reading from Philippians. Paul begins with the simple statement, I pray always with joy in my every prayer for all of you and continues by stating his confidence that the one who ...
    • Reflection for Monday December 10, 2018: 2nd Week of Advent. 

      Martin, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      When I read the gospel for today, I was impressed with the sheer audacity of the paralyzed man's dedicated and zealous friends.  The scene portrayed in the gospel must have been chaotic.  Luke 5:17-18 summarized how people ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday December 11, 2018: 2nd Week of Advent. 

      Latta, Mark (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      This reflection will be coming soon. In the meantime, here is one from Andy Alexander, S.J., for this day in 2002.|A highway will be there, called the holy way; ...|It is for those with a journey to make, and on it the ...
    • Reflection for Monday December 3, 2018: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Last  March I had the great privilege of going on a pilgrimage to Europe to walk in the footsteps of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Within hours of arriving in Rome, that place where Ignatius spent the majority of his life ...
    • Reflection for Thursday December 6, 2018: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Foundations – many meanings in many contexts – foundational knowledge, or the foundation of a building, or a non-profit organization that does good works.  A foundation is something that supports other things, usually ...
    • Second Week of Christmas: Dec. 30 - Jan. 5, 2019 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      "The sower sows the word. Those sown among thorns are... the people who hear the word, but worldly anxiety, the lure of riches, and the craving for other things intrude and choke the word, and it bears no fruit." Mark 4
    • Reflection for Sunday December 2, 2018: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Anticipation.  The readings on this first Sunday of Advent invite us to the feeling of anticipation.  When I was a child the weeks before Christmas were a time of anticipation.  The Christmas specials on TV were broadcast ...
    • First Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 13-19, 2019 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      Jesus said to them,"Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." Then they left their nets and followed him. Mark 1
    • Third Week of Christmas: Jan. 6-12, 2019 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      "In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins." Mark 4
    • Reflection for Wednesday December 5, 2018: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      The reading from Isaiah describes a victory banquet, the Psalm portrays the Lord as a shepherd and the Gospel has Jesus performing a set of miracles including the feeding of the 4000. I see in these readings the openness ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday December 4, 2018: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.|The readings for today evoke so much ...
    • Reflection for Friday December 7, 2018: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      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 Thursday December 13, 2018: 2nd Week of Advent. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Have you ever been moved by the sight of a mom or dad holding the hand of their toddler as they walk on the sidewalk or cross the street?  For whatever reason, that image grabs a part of me that readily recognizes the ...
    • Reflection for Sunday December 16, 2018: 3rd Week of Advent. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      "Promise" is one of the major themes in Luke, who wrote the Gospel reading for today, and in the early chapters of his Gospel Mary, Elizabeth, Zechariah, Simeon, and Anna all stress that God is keeping His promises, although ...