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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Fourth Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 7:10-14; Romans 1:1-7;  Matthew 1:18-24 Without a doubt the Advent season is a time of great excitement and busyness for all who await the coming of the Christmas celebration. Our readings this week begin and

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wisdom 9:13-18b; Psalm 90:3-6, 12-17; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33 Now that summer is morphing into fall and being transformed into the gorgeous colors of the new season, we might be looking back at the

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; Psalm 54:3-8; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37 As Jesus walked and talked with His disciples, there were some points of instruction they needed to understand very clearly. One of them was about His

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: Isaiah 35:4-7a; Psalm 146:7-10; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37 Wonderful things occurred when the messianic prophecies of the Hebrew Scriptures were finally fulfilled in the ministry of Jesus. Miracles were the authenticating signs of the identity

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 By Sister Betty Jane Lillie, S.C. Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Job 38: 1, 8-11; Psalm 107: 23-26, 28-31; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Mark 4: 35-41 It may strike us as being a bit of subtle humor that liturgical readings in Ordinary Time should be formed around

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 By Sister Betty Jane Lillie, S.C. Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: Exodus 24:3-8; Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 In last Sunday’s reading we had the question, “Has anyone heard the voice of God and lived?” The answer, of course, is “Yes.”

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 By Sister Betty Jane Lillie, S.C. Fifth Sunday of Lent 35: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:3-4, 12-15; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33 Jesus called the hour of His death the hour of His glorification (John 12:23).  The kind of death he would die was indicated in Jesus’ own