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Since 1998, Creighton University has offered Daily Reflections for every day of the year. Each day one of more than 50 Faculty and Staff writers at the university pray with a set of scripture readings and share their personal reflections on them. For recent and upcoming reflections please see the Creighton University Online Ministries web pages.

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Recent Submissions

  • Reflection for Sunday, May 2, 2021: Sts. Philip and James, Apostles. 

    Chiacchere, Colleen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-02)
    |Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit,|because without me you can do nothing.|If you remain in me and my words remain in you,|ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.|By this is my Father ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, May 4, 2021: 5th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Scholer, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-04)
    |Some very moving words were spoken by Jesus when he said to his disciples: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. How comforting it must have been to the disciples to hear this, for the peace Christ was giving ...
  • Reflection for Monday, May 3, 2021: 5th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Maynard, Angela (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-03)
    |As I reflect on today's gospel and the Feast of Sts. Philip and James, I realize I really don't know very much about St. Philip.  I have decent knowledge of St. James  as I had children at St. James/Seton School in Omaha ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, May 1, 2021: 4th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Carney, Jay (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-01)
    |My mother used to tell me that fear and jealousy drive people's trains. Such temptations are nowhere more evident than in the world of religion, where a seeming violation of sacred tradition can threaten what we hold most ...
  • Reflection for Friday, May 7, 2021: 5th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-07)
    |As a newly minted driver at the age of 16, I found every excuse possible to get behind the wheel of a car. It was an experience of newfound freedom! I offered to go get groceries for my mom, deliver prescriptions for my ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, May 8, 2021: 5th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-08)
    As I prayed on these texts and the other rich offerings of the Easter Season I have been struck again by how important the Church is, not only to handing on the Good News of God's saving love, but on the gift of the Spirit ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday, May 12, 2021: 6th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Kalkowski, Julie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-12)
    |"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves…Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live ...
  • Reflection for Sunday, May 9, 2021: 6th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Waldron, Maureen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-09)
    |Today's readings include a dizzying celebration of Jesus and his love and friendship for us.  The first line of the gospel is from Jesus: I love you.  The final words tell us how to follow him: Love one another, something ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday, May 5, 2021: 5th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Howard, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-05)
    |Abide in Me|I watched a crew of 3 strong men take down a graceful old tree.  For decades the tree shadowed the yard.  Gave shelter to generations of swooping, singing, playful birds and homes to fluffy, scurrying, beady-eyed ...
  • Reflection for Monday, May 10, 2021: 6th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Hopp, Larry (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-10)
    |Could it really be true that the Creator of the universe actually cares about you and me, on a personal level?  Do we live our lives as though we actually believe that  fact?  In today's Lectionary, God walks us through ...
  • Reflection for Thursday, May 6, 2021: 5th Week of Ordinary Timee. 

    Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-06)
    |Spring here in the Midwest is a glorious time as flowers and trees bloom and nature comes to life.  The warmer temperatures encourage us to spend more time outside enjoying exercise and safely socializing.  This time of ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, May 11, 2021: 6th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Santos, Nicky, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-11)
    |As I read today's gospel, I put myself in the place of the disciples. They had given up their professions, their families, their friends and followed Jesus. He was their Master, their leader, their teacher. It is not ...
  • Reflection for Sunday, April 25, 2021: 4th Week of Easter. 

    Sr. Candice Tucci O.S.F. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-25)
    |The stone rejected by the builders, becomes the cornerstone.|Cornerstones are crucial to the integrity of the building. It is laid first to make sure of the building's stability and is the rock upon which the weight of ...
  • Reflection for Monday, April 26, 2021: 4th Week of Easter. 

    Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-26)
    |Today's readings speak of division, separation, and conflict, as well as a path to reconciliation.  Our Lord shows us the way. |In the first reading, distinctions between Jews and Gentiles divided the early believers in ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, April 24, 2021: 3rd Week of Easter. 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-24)
    |Jesus then said to the Twelve, "Do you also want to leave?"|Simon Peter answered him, "Master, to whom shall we go?|You have the words of eternal life.|We have come to believe|and are convinced that you are the Holy One ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, April 20, 2021: 3rd Week of Easter. 

    Samson, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-20)
    |Growing up, my family went to the earliest Mass time offered on Sunday mornings – often at 7:00 am, but even as early as 6:00 am. As a child I would roll out of bed as closely to leaving time as possible, and of course ...
  • Reflection for Thursday, April 22, 2021: 3rd Week of Easter. 

    Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-22)
    |When I read the lessons for today, especially the passage about the Ethiopian eunuch who had been baptized by Phillip on the road to Gaza, I was immediately drawn to the words, "on his way rejoicing."  It reminded of me ...
  • Reflection for Friday, April 23, 2021: 3rd Week of Easter. 

    Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-23)
    |The weeks after Easter help us to consider deeply the meaning of the Paschal mystery, and particularly what it means for us that Jesus crucified and risen continues to live on in us through his resurrection.  Jesus is ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday, April 21, 2021: 3rd Week of Easter. 

    Mausbach, Ann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-21)
    |Recently I received a cookbook by Sam Sifton, the food editor of the New York Times, called See You on Sunday. The cookbook is dedicated to the simple act of gathering around a table with loved ones and eating together ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, April 27, 2021: 4th Week of Easter. 

    Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-27)
    |It's Easter! New Life, new beginnings. In the Acts, the disciples are spreading the good news everywhere. They recognized that Jesus was Christ and wanted to share the news. They follow him and know him. They are the first ...

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