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    • Reflection April 3, 2016: 2nd Sunday of Easter / Divine Mercy Sunday. 

      Kersten, Kevin, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-04-03)
      Peace and Mercy|John 20:19-31 When, after His resurrection, Christ entered the Upper Room, He might have said to His disciples: "Where were you? Why did you abandon me when I was laying down my life for you?" But He did ...
    • Reflection for April 20, 2000: Holy Thursday. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-04-20)
      In Thanksgiving||Passover reminds us of our deepest needs. Freedom for captives, food for the long journey ahead. We gather with friends to remember how God has been with us through hard times. We repeat the promise handed ...
    • Reflection for February 18, 2010: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-02-18)
      "Choose life!" says Moses to the Israelites in the desert. And that statement is not short for, "Eat right and get your exercise." As the context makes clear, he means, "Choose to live the life of the covenant bond with ...
    • Reflection for February 21, 2007: Ash Wednesday. 

      Howard, Joan Blandin (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-02-21)
      "If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts."|There is a country western song, sung by classically trained Russian musicians that goes... I know I've been gone too long, when going home feels like moving on.||Ash ...
    • Reflection for January 6, 2010: Wednesday after Epiphany. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-01-06)
      Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. ... God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him. ... There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear. 1 John 4|"Take courage, ...
    • Reflection for July 31, 2005: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-07-31)
      PRE-PRAYERING | We are invited to be hungry and be fed in the readings for this weekend's Eucharistic gathering. We love to be invited and included. God asks us to know how hungry and thirsty we are as we journey through ...
    • Reflection for March 10, 2011: Thursday after Ash Wednesday 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-03-10)
      "Whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it."|In two paragraphs, today's Gospel gives us a summary of the life of following Jesus. It will not always be easy and it ...
    • Reflection for March 11, 2011: Friday after Ash Wednesday 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-03-11)
      Today's reading from Isaiah is disconcerting. We know that the traditional three pillars of Lenten observance are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Is Isaiah discouraging fasting?|Isaiah does indeed condemn the fasting he ...
    • Reflection for March 12, 2011: Saturday after Ash Wednesday 

      Kersten, Kevin, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-03-12)
      Levi's Call||Contemplating the Lord calling Levi (the inciting incident of today's Gospel), I imagine He is not meeting Levi for the first time. He has probably walked near by him several times - maybe often. Perhaps He ...
    • Reflection for March 31, 2016: Thursday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-03-31)
      Today's first reading begins with people in amazement at a miraculous healing.  At first glance, it seems that Peter is pouring cold water on their experience.  Isn't it rather strange that he should ask them why they are ...
    • Reflection for April 1, 1999: Holy Thursday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-04-01)
      HOLY THURSDAY|It is the "Passover of the Lord." "This day will be a memorial feast for you." Today the Jewish community begins its remembering of the Passover. Today the Christian community begins its three-day recalling ...
    • Reflection for April 1, 2002: Monday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Gaston, Maria Teresa (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-04-01)
      I wonder why it is the women that were graced with seeing Jesus first after the resurrection? I take that question to prayer. I imagine their devastation, the men and women disciples feeling so defeated, exhausted emotionally ...
    • Reflection for April 1, 2005: Friday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Gaston, Maria Teresa (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-04-01)
      At this time of year weariness sets in for me in my work in social ministry on campus. What have we really accomplished in the face of all there is to do? How few have we reached when so many go untouched, uninvolved, ...
    • Reflection for April 1, 2007: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-04-01)
      PRE-PRAYERING||We are beginning Holy Week with this liturgy of celebrating our salvation. We prepare by taking little "holy Moments" to experience our need for salvation. We are freed, not only from eternal separation from ...
    • Reflection for April 1, 2010: Holy Thursday. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-04-01)
      The heart of the Holy Thursday Mass comes in the Gospel of John, where John describes Jesus before the Passover feast with the apostles. Jesus knows the end is near. In those last hours with the apostles, Jesus ties a towel ...
    • Reflection for April 1, 2012: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-04-01)
      PRE-PRAYERING||We are beginning Holy Week with this liturgy of celebrating our salvation. We prepare by taking little "holy Moments" to experience our need for salvation. We are freed, not only from eternal separation from ...
    • Reflection for April 1, 2013: Monday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-04-01)
      As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, we are challenged to expand our Easter joy to more than just hope in eternal life. The resurrection is the pouring forth of the promise of the Holy Spirit here and now. It is the ...
    • Reflection for April 1, 2015: Wednesday of Holy Week. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-04-01)
      I gave my back to those who beat me,|my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;|My face I did not shield|from buffets and spitting.|For your sake I bear insult,|and shame covers my face.|I have become an outcast to my ...
    • Reflection for April 10, 1999: Saturday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Scritchfield, Shirley (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-04-10)
      "Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.." Mark 16: 9|A familiar story . . . one so familiar that perhaps we lose sight of the full ...
    • Reflection for April 10, 2001: Tuesday of Holy Week. 

      Gabuzda, Richard, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-04-10)
      "In God Alone"|We are accustomed to defining the process of human maturity as moving from a radical dependence (on parents and others), at birth and in the earliest years of life, to a gradual independence and then to some ...