Gospel Reflections and Chapter Talks given at Santa Rita Abbey by our Mother Victoria

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Only One Thing

Only One Thing

THERE IS NEED OF ONLY ONE THING A reflection on Luke 10:38-42 “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing.” I […]

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Freely You Have Received

Freely You Have Received

FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED A reflection on Matthew 10:5-8 Jesus sent out the twelve after instructing them thus, “Do not go into pagan territory or enter a Samaritan town. Go […]

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TRULY YOU ARE AN AWESOME GOD!

TRULY YOU ARE AN AWESOME GOD!

TRULY YOU ARE AN AWESOME GOD! A reflection on Matthew 14:22-36 During the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came toward them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw […]

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Thomas the Griever

Thomas the Griever

A Reflection for Easter Time on John 20:24-29  Jesus spoke to Thomas, “Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. […]

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A GOD IN LOVE

A GOD IN LOVE

A Reflection on Matthew 12:28-34 One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him,“Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O […]

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Reflection for the Beginning of Lent

Reflection for the Beginning of Lent

WHY DO WE DO THE THINGS WE DO DURING LENT? Why do we fast and you take no notice?  Deny ourselves and you pay no heed?  (Isaiah 58:3) Good questions.  […]

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NEW WINE SKINS

NEW WINE SKINS

A REFLECTION ON MARK 2:18-22 Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wine skins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins are […]

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Advent Candle Blessings 2016-4th Sunday

Advent Candle Blessings 2016-4th Sunday

Fourth Sunday of Advent The final candle has received flame into its heart and completes the circle of light.  In one week we will celebrate the coming of the fullness […]

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Advent Candle Blessings 2016-3rd Sunday

Advent Candle Blessings 2016-3rd Sunday

Third Sunday of Advent Candle and flame.  Light and relationship.  Our third Advent Candle burns with the desire of the God-who-waits that we yield our substance to the flame of […]

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Advent Candle Blessings 2016-2nd Sunday

Advent Candle Blessings 2016-2nd Sunday

Second Sunday of Advent Another candle expands the circle of light we call the Advent Wreath.  One more candle welcomes the flame of our God who waits.  Last week we […]

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