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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 Thursday August 22, 2019: Queenship of the Virgin Mary. 

    Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-22)
    Today is the Octave day of the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.  Thus the day is celebrated as the memorial of the Mary as Queen of Heaven.  Although set aside as a specific feast in relatively recent years (1954) the title ...
  • Reflection for Monday August 19, 2019: 20th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Hopp, Larry (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-19)
    |Is it really possible to give our lives over to our Lord and Savior and to live for Him?  That question has haunted Christians throughout history.  Today's readings provide clear examples of the results of letting our ...
  • Reflection for Saturday August 24, 2019: 20th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-24)
    |"Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" - John|"Can anything good come out of Nazareth?"|I was hanging out with Nathanael and some other friends from Cana when I heard, him trashing Nazareth. That wasn't too surprising ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday August 20, 2019: 20th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-20)
    This reflection will be coming soon. Here is a reflection on these readings by Mike Cherney, from 2007.|Today's readings express God's ability to accomplish the seemingly impossible. They bring us to the conclusion that ...
  • Reflection for Sunday August 25, 2019: 21st Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-25)
    |I see today's readings focusing on the spread of the message beyond its initial audience. In the passage from Isaiah, God calls his people together, promises them a sign, and then expects individuals to go out and share ...
  • Reflection for Friday August 23, 2019: 20th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-23)
    |I think today's readings have something to say about what it means to be family. Naomi goes with her husband and sons to a foreign land, and the sons marry women, Orpah and Ruth, from Moab where they are living. But the ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday August 21, 2019: 20th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-21)
    |I think that the meaning of the parable is clear in saying that the justice of God is a generosity which goes beyond what is just and especially surpasses our little ideas of what justice is or should be --- and that is ...
  • Reflection for Thursday August 15, 2019: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary . 

    Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-15)
    |Today's readings accompany the solemnity of the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven. Pope Pius XII formally announced the assumption as a dogma of the Church in 1950, stating: "We pronounce, declare and ...
  • Reflection for Saturday August 10, 2019: St. Lawrence. 

    Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-10)
    |Lying in bed one night recently reviewing our day together, my wife read me a quote she had come across. It went something like this: "The central problem is not that you think too highly of yourself. Nor is it that you ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday August 14, 2019: 19th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-14)
    |The story of Maximilian Kolbe is inspiring to me. He was from Poland and was a Conventual Franciscan. He had a great devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and he established a radio station. He travelled as a missionary ...
  • Reflection for Sunday August 11, 2019: 19th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-11)
    |Your people awaited the salvation of the just. Wisdom 18|May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us| who have put our hope in you. Psalm 33|Faith is the realization of what is hoped for|and evidence of things not seen. Hebrews ...
  • Reflection for Sunday August 18, 2019: 20th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Carney, Jay (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-18)
    |The Jesus of today's gospel is a far cry from the smiling, laughing Jesus that greeted me in many church basements growing up. He is also a far cry from the "family values" Jesus that dominates the discourse of so much ...
  • Reflection for Friday August 16, 2019: 19th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Coelho, Roland, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-16)
    |I thank God for my parents who are now retired and live in Bangalore, India. They enjoy the simple pleasures of life — coffee, friends, walks, nature, and their prayer life. Little grandchildren, who have to try out ...
  • Reflection for Saturday August 17, 2019: 19th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Drzaic, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-17)
    |Today's Gospel immediately drew me back to my faith journey, from first learning about Jesus to where I am at today.  In the Gospel, Jesus informs us that heaven belongs to such as these, speaking of the children who ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday August 13, 2019: 19th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Latta, Mark (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-13)
    |As adults, we are become the sum of all of our experiences. We have likely had periods of great joy, contentment, sadness, uncertainty, pain, anger maybe even depression. Hopefully in experiencing both extremes of our ...
  • Reflection for Monday August 12, 2019: 19th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Maynard, Angela (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-12)
    |In today's gospel, we find Jesus spending time with his disciples in Galilee.  He forewarns them of what his future holds for him:|"The Son of Man is to be handed over to men,|and they will kill him, and he will be raised ...
  • Reflection for Saturday August 3, 2019: 17th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-03)
    The first reading is fascinating to me. In the fiftieth year the trumpet is to sound. That reminds me of what happened when the Lord descended upon Mount Sinai and gave the people his commandments. The sound of the trumpet ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday July 30, 2019: 17th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-07-30)
    "The Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as one man speaks to another."  (Exodus 33:11) For years in the desert, before the temple was built, people came to the meeting tent "to consult the Lord."  When Moses entered ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday July 31, 2019: St. Ignatius of Loyola. 

    Shea, John, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-07-31)
    Love can make us do crazy things. Hollywood shows us individuals sacrificing their time, money, careers and even their lives for their beloved. We know from our own experiences what it's like to sacrifice for someone we ...
  • Reflection for Friday August 2, 2019: 17th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Mausbach, Ann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-02)
    Today my parents have been married for 61 years! My parents serve as great example of married love; committed to each other, their family, and their faith. What makes them stand out isn't their attendance at daily mass or ...

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