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    • Reflection for Friday, March 17, 2017: 2nd Week of Lent. 

      Kelly, Michael (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-03-17)
      Today's readings are about speaking the truth and hearing it. Both in the Old Testament reading from Genesis and the Gospel reading from Matthew, Joseph tries to speak the truth to his brothers who do not want to hear it ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 25, 2011: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-03-25)
      It is always a striking juxtaposition to celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation in the heart of the Lenten fast. In the midst of the desert we come upon this wondrous feast with all its Christmas resonance. But if we paid ...
    • Reflection for Monday March 25, 2019: Annunciation of the Lord, Solemnity. 

      Hoover, Amy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-03-25)
      There are just so many entry points for prayer and reflection in today's readings.  A sign from God, Here I am Lord I come to do your will, the will of God, the Word of God became flesh and made his dwelling among us, do ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 25, 2016: 5th Week of Easter. 

      Borchers, Pat (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-04-25)
      Today is the feast day of St. Mark, the Evangelist, the author of the second Gospel. Mark was young when Jesus was crucified and resurrected and probably never met Jesus in the flesh.|But he was obviously gifted and tasked ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 4, 2005 :Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Kuhlman, Thomas A. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-04-04)
      Reflecting on the Gospel for this Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, I first am reminded of the many pictures of Mary and the angel Gabriel, and most especially as represented by the masters of the Italian Renaissance. ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 4, 2016: the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Hoover, Amy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-04-04)
      Today, on this day after the first Sunday of Easter, we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation.  The feast was moved from March 25 (Good Friday this year) to today.  I thought about writing something about celebrating the ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 8, 2002 :Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-04-08)
      Today the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of the Annunciation, postponed for two weeks because this year the traditional date of March 25th fell on Monday of Holy Week. I personally would prefer to consider this the ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 8, 2013: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-04-08)
      The feast of the Annunciation is about interruptions. It is about hope.|| Renaissance artists depicted the Annunciation in their imaginations, but the prosaic reality cannot have been that this simple Jewish maiden was ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 9, 2018: Annunciation of the Lord, Solemnity. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-04-09)
      |Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Annunciation of our Lord.  While it is a little less than nine months before our celebration of the Lord's birth, the time frame is reasonably close.  After all, babies come when ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 31, 2008: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Borchers, Pat (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-03-31)
      Today we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. As a child, I had a hard time distinguishing this feast from the Immaculate Conception.||Both of them deal with, at a fundamental level, the freedom that Mary and Jesus ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 24, 2001 :Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-03-24)
      A very wise Jesuit priest once listened to me talk about how I pray and asked me, "Where is the focus of your prayer - on you or on God?" I realized that I often prayed for what I wanted from God but rarely prayed to find ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 24, 2007 :Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-03-24)
      This week we began the second part of Lent. All the gospels are from The Gospel according to John. We get the sense and feel of the approaching rejection Jesus will face in Jerusalem. Even as we enter into the story, we ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 24, 2012: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-03-24)
      "O Lord, my God, in you I take refuge."||The first reading gives us a quick look into Jeremiah's mind and heart. As a prophet, he suffered for his message and his identity. He was misjudged, maligned, and rejected. Today's ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 25, 2000 :Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-03-25)
      "YES"|And Mary said, "Yes," to God's messenger. "May it be as you say."|As a young girl, I was fascinated by this story of a young woman (not too aware that she might have been a young teenager) who said 'yes' to her God ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 25, 2006: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-03-25)
      I'm imagining her as an older, modern woman _ gray haired, wearing slacks and a sweater, calm, wise and compassionate. Over coffee she's explaining how she has survived her life.|| It started the day that an angel turned ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 25, 2017: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-03-25)
      As I reflected on the celebration liturgy of the Feast of the Annunciation during the Season of Lent, it becomes evident that the Feast subtly intends to shed light on the whole mystery of the Incarnation and the salvation ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 25, 1999 :Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-03-25)
      It is three months today since Christmas and so it is the day the Catholic Church celebrates the day of Mary's conceiving of Jesus. "Sacrifice and offerings You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me." It is ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 25, 2004 :Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-03-25)
      The messenger greeted her warmly. How could this be? Who was she to be blessed among women? She was of no importance. It must be a mistake.|Still she listened. The promise was strange: she was to give birth by the power ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 25, 2010 :Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-03-25)
      In the Feast of the annunciation, the Church celebrates the wondrous proclamation of the fullness of God's saving will. The rich banquet of biblical texts assigned to today's Mass provides extraordinary insight into the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 25, 2003: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

      Schlegel, John, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-03-25)
      Lent is a great season of grace; a great season of faith. Today's readings, on this Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, speak to us of grace and of faith.||Mary was graced by God's spirit and as such participated in the ...