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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: January, 2016
Jan 31, 2016

Life has its share of heartache and hardship.  We all face struggles, challenges, and conflict.  The question is, what guides and directs the words we say and the actions we do?  What aspect of our faith can serve as the essential compass to steer us through life?  The answer: LOVE.

January 30, 2016 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Jan 29, 2016

The story of David and Bathsheba sounds like a Biblical soap opera, yet we are reminded that God's grace overcomes sin - often through slow and steady growth that starts small.  Like a mustard seed, our faith in Christ confronts the challenges of this world and grows into a love that casts out all sin in the light of Christ.

January 29, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Jan 28, 2016

The Light of Christ is like a lamp - meant to be set forth to give light to all.  St. Thomas Aquinas, through his study and prayer, sought the Divine Light, and he offers us an example to follow today.

January 28, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Jan 26, 2016

We pass on the faith that was handed to us.  Like Saints Timothy & Titus, we are part of a vast chain of disciples - sharing the faith we have received so that the Good News of Jesus Christ may continue to touch hearts in our world today.

January 26, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Jan 24, 2016

We call upon the Spirit of the Lord to strengthen us, so that we in turn can share God's Spirit with one another.  Working together, like St. Paul's example of a body, the Lord empowers us in community to bring the Good News to the world.

January 24, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Jan 22, 2016

David's example of mercy toward King Saul shows us a path to follow in our own lives.  Rather than returning evil with evil, we are invited to bring the love and grace of Christ to the situations before us.

January 22, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Jan 19, 2016

Samuel meets the sons of Jesse to anoint one king of Israel.  Each son appears kingly, but God replies:

“Not as man sees does God see,
because he sees the appearance
but the LORD looks into the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)

May we see as God sees – both within our hearts and in the hearts of others – and respond with the love of Christ!

January 19, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Jan 17, 2016

At the wedding at Cana the Lord's miracle of water to wine shows that God gives with quality and generosity.  This notion of gift is picked up in Paul's 1st Letter to the Corinthians.  These precious gifts - given by God - are meant to be used.  Our invitation today: to acknowledge the good things Christ has given and put them into practice.

January 17, 2016 - St. Anthony Catholic Church - Superior, WI

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Jan 13, 2016

The encounter between the Lord and the leper reveals the direct access that people have to Christ - even with horrible illness.  The leper's plea is met with the overwhelming response for healing and wholeness.  In the same way, may we openly approach Jesus in our need, trusting in his mercy and tenderness.

January 14, 2016 - Hershman House - Fishers, IN

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Jan 12, 2016

Jesus heals the man with the unclean spirit, showing his power and authority.  In the same way, we turn to the Lord to cast out what does not belong in our own hearts.

January 12, 2016 - Hershman House - Fishers, IN

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Jan 9, 2016

The baptism of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke today invites us to consider how our own baptism ignites the fire of faith in our lives.  Each day we have unique opportunities to share the gift of grace that comes from our own baptism - extending the light and love of Christ in our world.

January 10, 2016 - Hershman House - Fishers, IN

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Jan 7, 2016

Fr. Andrew's nieces and nephews help him explore the reading from 1 John in Mass today.  God loves us - even when we are far from perfect - and strengthens us to love each other.  Sometimes it is difficult (if not downright painful) to love like Jesus...but we call upon the Lord to help us with his grace to love one another.

January 7, 2015 - Hershman House - Fishers, IN

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes or www.threegreatthings.libsyn.com for an archive of all presentations.

Jan 6, 2016

Fr. Andrew's nieces and nephews talk about how Jesus walked on the water to the disciples during a storm.  May we recall that just as Christ calmed the storm and comforted his friends, we too can draw near to the Lord in the storms and fears of our lives.

January 6, 2016 - Hershman House - Fishers, IN

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Jan 5, 2016

The Miracle of the Fishes and Loaves reminds us that God continues to Take, Bless, Break, and Give from the little we offer and transform it into abundance.  With a little help from his nieces and nephews, Fr. Andrew reminds us that every Mass participates in the grace of Jesus Christ.

January 5, 2016 - Hershman House - Fishers, IN

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Jan 3, 2016

The light of the star guided the sight of the wise men to the infant Jesus.  God's light continues to shine in our world today through Prayer, Scripture, Sacraments, and Fellowship.  May we not only use our sight to recognize the Lord's presence, but may we also shine with the light of faith to help others draw near to Christ.

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

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes or www.threegreatthings.libsyn.com for an archive of all presentations.

Jan 1, 2016

Mary's title "Mother of God" began when she said "yes" to the Angel Gabriel.  Chosen by the Father, she bore her Son who would be the bridge between Heaven and Earth...to save and set us free.  Thus, Mary was the instrument by which the Son of God came into the world.

Which is another way of saying that God works through people.  God chooses the unlikely to do amazing things...with the Lord's help.

Mary offers us an example about how we can cooperate with God's grace.  When we say "yes" to the Lord new possibilities arise.  As we embark on this New Year may we be open to the Lord's call in our lives and allow Christ to work through us to proclaim Good News in the world.

January 1, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes or www.threegreatthings.libsyn.com for an archive of all presentations.

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