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Gospel Reflections and Chapter Talks

given at Santa Rita Abbey

by our Mother Victoria

Advent Candle Blessings 2016-1st Sunday

Advent Candle Blessings 2016-1st Sunday

First Sunday of Advent The first flicker of light tops the candle among the greens of our Advent Wreath.  Our candle has yielded its substance to fire and casts its […]

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Fire upon the Earth

Fire upon the Earth

A REFLECTION ON LUKE 12:49-53 Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” We are surrounded by fire–the fragments […]

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To Be Handed Over

To Be Handed Over

A REFLECTION ON MARK 9:30-37 Jesus was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three […]

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Radiance

Radiance

REFLECTION ON EXODUS 34:29-35 Radiance!  We are just swimming in radiance.  It fills us, and all we can look upon, and all that is.  The Scriptures tell us, “His radiance fills […]

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July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

CHAPTER TALK FOR THE FEAST OF ST. BENEDICT Here we are, on the Feast of the glorious Benedict. A giant of a saint in so many ways, and whose Rule […]

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June 4, 2016

June 4, 2016

LIVING FROM THE HEART–reflection on Luke 2:41-51 Today is the second of the great “heart” feast days:  yesterday was the Sacred Heart, today, the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  There are […]

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May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD: a reflection on Mark 10:17-27 Today’s young man in the Gospel was quite the person, wasn’t he?! Something tugged at his heart to go […]

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May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

GLORY: Reflection on John 17:1 “Give glory to your Son that your Son may glorify you.” Glory. Who doesn’t want glory? But, as we all know, there’s glory and there’s […]

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April 23, 2016: Jubilee Chapter Talk

April 23, 2016: Jubilee Chapter Talk

JUBILEE Jubilee. What does it mean when we say that word? Just what are we celebrating today? Let’s look at the word itself. Jubilee derives from the Latin jubilare, to […]

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