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

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ORDINARY: a reflection for the beginning of Ordinary Time

ORDINARY: a reflection for the beginning of Ordinary Time

ORDINARY? Do you remember the last words we sang at Vespers yesterday, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord? I’m sure you do, but just in case, they were: […]

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Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: Fourth Sunday

Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: Fourth Sunday

Eve of the Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 23, 2017 Tonight’s candle fairly quivers with the joy of expectation!  It will burn only one day but stands as a herald […]

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Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: Third Sunday

Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: Third Sunday

Eve of the Third Sunday of Advent: December 16, 2017 As we begin the liturgy for the Third Sunday of Advent, we light this candle to burn a full week. […]

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Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: Second Sunday

Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: Second Sunday

Eve of the Second Sunday of Advent: December 9, 2017 Tonight, as we light our second advent candle, the glow of the reality of God-with-us spreads in all directions. We […]

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Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: First Sunday

Advent Wreath Candle Blessing 2017: First Sunday

Eve of the First Sunday of Advent: December 2, 2017 This evening we take our first step into the hallowed time of Advent. We light a candle to focus our […]

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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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