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Sister Betty J. Lillie

Wednesday, June 2, 2010By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: Genesis: 14:18-20; Psalm 110:1-4; 1 Corinthians11:23-26; Luke 9:11b-17 Having completed the Easter season and returned to Ordinary Time, our liturgical cycle offers us the celebration of several beautiful feasts that remind us of

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion: Procession Luke 19:28-40; Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14-23:56 The perimeters of our Lukan readings for this Palm Sunday include important events for our Holy Week reflections. There is the

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Fifth Sunday of Lent: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126:1-6; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11 The words of Second Isaiah rang out good news of comfort for God’s people because their exile in Babylon was coming to an end. The tide was turning;

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Fourth Sunday of Lent: Joshua 5:9a, 10-12; Psalm 34: 2-7;  2 Corinthians 5:17-21;  Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32 It may seem a little strange to hear the words celebrate and rejoice on the Fourth Sunday of Lent. But that is what

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Third Sunday of Lent: Exodus 3: 1-8a, 13-15; Psalm 103:1-4, 6-8; 1 Corinthians 10: 1-6, 10-12; Luke 13:1-9 Our Gospel passage this week gives us a focus for understanding the message of our liturgical readings. It falls into two parts:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph: Sirach 3:2-7, 12-14; Psalm 128:1-5; Colossians 3:12-21; Luke 2:41-52 Having celebrated the birth of Jesus, the structure of the holiest family in Nazareth  becomes visible. How did that family live? There is

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Fourth Sunday of Advent: Micah 5:1-4a;  Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19;  Hebrews 10:5-10;  Luke 1:39-45. The beautiful “O” antiphons that are sung at vespers from Dec. 17-23 remind us that Christmas is near. They recall for us the long period of

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Third Sunday of Advent: Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18 As we draw closer to the celebration of Christmas the coming of the Messiah is a continuing emphasis in the Scripture passages used in the liturgy. In our

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Second Sunday of Advent: Baruch 5:1-9; Psalm 126:1-6; Philippians 1:4-6,8-11; Luke 3:1-6 A wonderful guest is coming, and the time of preparation for the event is full of joy and excitement. However, from our point of time in history the

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time: 137  Numbers 11:25-29;  Psalms 19:8, 10, 12-14;  James 5:1-6;  Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 When a ministry or a project is going well it is a human inclination to protect it from the intervention of other