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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: March, 2016
Mar 31, 2016

Continuing the readings from yesterday, we discover how the disciples hear the Good News in the Scriptures and then boldly share the message of Jesus Christ with others.  May we do the same!

March 31, 2016 - Fr. Andrew's Buick on Hwy 53 - Northwestern Wisconsin

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Mar 30, 2016

Two great readings!  The road to Emmaus shows how two disciples encountered Christ; the miracle performed by Peter & John in the name of Jesus reveals how the disciples now continue the Lord's work.  We, too, are invited to encounter the Lord so that we can share what we have received with one another.

March 30, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Mar 29, 2016

Both Peter and Mary Magdalene are transformed by the power of the resurrection: Peter, formerly bound by fear, is now on fire to spread the Good News; Mary, overcome by sorrow, is now filled with joy.  What in our life needs to be touched by the power of Christ's resurrection?  How can Easter transforms our lives today?

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

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

Mar 23, 2016

"What will you give me?" is the question asked by Judas, and in our moments of temptation and sin it could easily be our own.  And yet what we discover in these next few days of the Sacred Triduum is that Christ will answer the question with the blood of his Cross.  Judas took silver and it ended in death; Jesus died on the Cross and it ended in eternal life.  May we draw near to the Lord - especially in our times of need - to accept his sacrifice and receive his grace.

March 23, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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

Mar 22, 2016

John's Gospel today shows the Lord with a troubled heart as he announces that both Judas and Peter will deny him.  In the same meal where the Christ left us the Eucharist he also acknowledges the weakness of his own disciples.  It begs the question: When have we denied the Lord in our lives?  When have we turned away from Jesus in a moment of temptation?  May this Holy Week renew our faith and help us return to the one who died and rose that we might have a path that leads out of sin into newness of life.

Mar 20, 2016

We read the Passion of Christ ever year, not as some sad, distant, impersonal story that happen long ago, but as OUR STORY - a reminder that Christ endured his Cross for US, for our our sins and transgressions.  As we enter into this sacred season, may we draw near to the one who saves and sets us free.

Mar 12, 2016

We all sin, and sometimes our disastrous mistakes become public humiliations.  Yet like the woman in the Gospel today we encounter the Lord who simultaneously acknowledges the sin and blesses us with forgiving grace.  Through an honest appraisal of our hearts and an open acceptance of God's love we can be renewed to live with power and joy.  Simply put, may we name the sin and claim the mercy.

March 12, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Mar 11, 2016

With some help from 4th graders at Cathedral School, Fr. Andrew comments on how John's Gospel builds the tension that will ultimately lead Jesus to his Cross.

March 11, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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

Mar 10, 2016

There are times when we stubbornly cling to assumptions and thoughts which distance us from the Lord and one another.  The Lord invites us in the Gospel today to believe that we might have eternal life.

March 10, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Mar 9, 2016

The Gospel proclaims that we receive from Jesus what he received from his Father in heaven.  As Lord and savior, Christ will judge us at the end of time by our deeds, reminding us that we have a precious opportunity today to live our faith with power and joy.

March 9, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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

Mar 8, 2016

Anyone who farms or gardens knows the crucial need for water.  Essential for life, water also calms our souls and heals our hearts.  Today's Old Testament and Gospel readings remind us that Christ is the flowing water that brings life to the world.

March 8, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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

Mar 6, 2016

This Gospel parable is well known and applicable to our lives today.  There are times when we can identify with both sons - either in need of mercy or called to give it - and we find a Father who runs out to meet us where we are.  May we open wide the doors of our hearts...and encounter Mercy.

March 6, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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

Mar 5, 2016

How do we understand mercy as it applies to our lives?  What does it mean and how can we practice mercy - both receiving and giving - in our interactions with the Lord and one another?  This short talk offers some practical points and an example from Jesus in the Gospel of John.  Given during the "24 Hours with the Lord" at the Cathedral on March 4, 2016.

Mar 3, 2016

The prophet Jeremiah calls us to listen to God - opening our hearts to the Lord's word - and the Psalm reminds us not to harden our hearts.  May the the words of Christ inspire us to draw near and allow God's grace to work in our lives.

March 3, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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

Mar 2, 2016

With a some insights from some students in Mrs. Blomfeldt's 1st Grade class at Cathedral School, Fr. Andrew discovers some practical ways to love the people in our lives.  (Hint:  Don't bite your sister!  Clean your room, even if it's as messy as a pig.)

March 4, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 2, 2016

The Gospel today reminds us that as followers of Jesus Christ we look not only to the Lord's teaching, but also to the salvation history that came before him.  As Christ fulfills the Old Testament we can draw strength from the ways that God worked in life of the people of Israel, and we can apply these lessons to our world today.

March 2, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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

Mar 1, 2016

Lent continues to drive home the point that forgiveness is crucial for our faith - an essential ingredient in a healthy spiritual life.  Who do you need to forgive today?  Who do you need to seek out and ask for forgiveness?  Christ shows us the way and commands us to carry it out.

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

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.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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