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Catholic Inspiration

Fr. Andrew Ricci offers inspirational homilies and talks to help people grow in faith. These reflections are part of his meditations at Three Great Things where we grow as disciples of the Lord through Study, Prayer, and Service.
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Now displaying: May, 2015
May 31, 2015

The mystery of the Holy Trinity - there is one God, revealed in three Persons - communicates that God comes to us in communion.  Indivisibly united, the Trinity teaches us that communion - being united together - is a key element to the practical experience of our lives.

Communion is crucial for all of us: family, friendship, co-workers, neighbors, classmates - even strangers - are all part of the fabric of our lives.  Indeed, we can evaluate ourselves in a very real way by taking measure of our communion with one another.

Where our communion is vibrant, we grow; where it is wounded, we heal; and where it is broken, we come to the altar to receive Jesus Christ in Holy Communion to renew the communion of our hearts.  May this communion within the Trinity transform and unite us with almighty God and one another.

May 30, 2015 - St. William Church - Foxboro, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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May 24, 2015

Like a gentle rain that nourishes and renews the earth, the Holy Spirit comes upon the world to bring life.  The power of the Holy Spirit showers graces into our hearts with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.  This happens in two profound ways:

  • As individuals we are uniquely blessed with our gifts and talents
  • As community we unite and support each other

A simple diagnostic tool:  where do I see unity in my life?  Where unity is present, we can build and grow stronger with the Spirit's power.  Where it is absent, we have the opportunity to call upon the Spirit for healing and transformation.  Either way, come Holy Spirit!

May 23, 2015 - St. William Church - Foxboro, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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May 17, 2015

Change and transition are part of human life as seen in graduations, new jobs, relationships, and situations.  Like the Apostles on this feast, we can face our changes by keeping in mind three basic concepts:

  • Observation - looking & listening to our new reality
  • Reflection - by ourselves, with others & God's guidance
  • Application - putting our thoughts into action

As the Apostles embraced their transitions the Holy Spirit empowered them to change the world.  May we continue to open our hearts to the Spirit and face the changes that come before us.

May 16, 2015 - St. William Church - Foxboro, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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May 10, 2015

Just as a passport is essential for travel on earth, so Christ's commandment to love is essential for our travel to Heaven.  Consider these similarities:

  • Shows our Country of Origin
  • Serves as identification
  • Reveals our travel history
  • Necessary to come home

May 10, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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May 3, 2015

Like branches on a grape vine, we are dependent on Jesus for grace and strength.  Yet when we are connected to the Lord we are able to bear fruit that touches hearts and changes lives. 

May 3, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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May 2, 2015

May we stay connected to the Holy Spirit to empower our lives, as we uniquely and personally share the gifts and blessings we have received with one another!

May 1, 2015 - St. Francis Xavier Church - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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