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    • 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, 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 13, 2003: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-04-13)
      So as to be more available to the graces of the Palm Sunday liturgy, imagine that you are sitting at the table with Jesus and his disciples, celebrating the rituals of the Passover. The disciples are eating and drinking ...
    • Reflection for April 13, 2014: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-04-13)
      |Today we enter into Holy Week. The week is made holy by its celebration of Jesus' gift of himself to us and for us. Wednesday, we remember his betrayal. Thursday is a celebration of the gift of the Eucharist and a reflection ...
    • Reflection for April 14, 2019: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      McMahon, Cindy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-04-14)
      Palm Sunday, with its palms, processions and readings, is one of the special days that can evoke strong emotional connections in our spiritual history, for those who have been in the church most of their lives. For those ...
    • Reflection for April 16, 2000: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-04-16)
      There are two separate, but contingent spirits in today's liturgy. We celebrate Jesus' riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, to shouts of "Hosanna to the Son of David, the king of Israel." Then we hear the readings of the ...
    • Reflection for April 17, 2011: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-04-17)
      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 ...
    • Reflection for April 4, 2004: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-04-04)
      PRE-PRAYERING ||We pray with hearts and hands wide open to receive what God is offering. Jesus was born and lived to give his life for us and to us. It is difficult to listen to and watch somebody else suffer and we cannot ...
    • Reflection for April 5, 2009: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-04-05)
      PREPRAYING || We are praying with great memories in our liturgy. There are scenes of violence, betrayal, surrender, and regret. We pray with the fidelity and trust with which Jesus walks towards his saving death.|We pray ...
    • Reflection for April 8, 2001: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-04-08)
      The liturgy today has two distinct, but related Gospels and themes. Before the Liturgy of the Eucharist begins, we join in the ancient tradition of recalling that "Jesus proceeded on his journey up to Jerusalem." This ...
    • Reflection for April 9, 2006: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-04-09)
      PRE-PRAYERING|We are praying with great memories in our liturgy. There are scenes of violence, betrayal, surrender, and regret. We pray with the fidelity and trust with which Jesus walks towards his saving death.|We pray ...
    • Reflection for April 9, 2017: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-04-09)
      "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me" (Ps 22:2)?|These words of Jesus spoken while hanging on the cross are among the most disturbing words in the Gospels.  Jesus' cry of abandonment from Psalm 22 is troublesome. Did ...
    • Reflection for Friday September 14, 2018: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-09-14)
      As the Church approaches the midpoint of September, and plunges into the final weeks of Ordinary Time, it inserts a Feast that emerged in the Medieval Church as a kind of autumnal Easter.  When it began the Church was ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 14, 2001: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Bucko, Ray, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-09-14)
      I remember attending a very solemn meeting of very solemn Jesuits during a very solemn time. The most solemn of the very solemn Jesuits in the group was called upon to begin the meeting with a prayer. He looked up and said, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 14, 2007: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-09-14)
      No passage from Paul has been more central for helping me deal with suffering than the early Christian hymn in today's reading from the Letter to the Phillipians, "He humbled himself becoming obedient to death, even death ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 14, 2012: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-09-14)
      |Today is the feast of the exaltation of the holy cross, in which we recognize the cross as the instrument of our salvation. The words of a song we sing on Good Friday resonate through my mind as I reflect on these passages ...
    • Reflection for March 16, 2008: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-03-16)
      Sunday At the Procession with Palms the Mass Lent Lent Prayer Reflections from a Student's Point of ViewPRE-PRAYERING|We are praying with great memories in our liturgy. There are scenes of violence, betrayal, surrender, ...
    • Reflection for March 20, 2005: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-03-20)
      PRE-PRAYERING ||We are praying with great memories in our liturgy. There are scenes of violence, betrayal, surrender, and regret. We pray with the fidelity and trust with which Jesus walks towards his saving death.|We pray ...
    • Reflection for March 20, 2016: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-03-20)
      Passion Sunday is full of doorways to grace. I can feel it in me and in the community gathering, with palms in our hands. There's something special to this first day of a holy week.|If I am alert, I'll remember that the ...
    • Reflection for March 24, 2002: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-03-24)
      Of all the "attention-getting" devices ever designed, the greatest was the human Jesus. Some of these person-made spectaculars have been false and a distraction throughout our history. Throughout our history there has ...