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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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Jan 31, 2017

The two healing miracles in the Gospel of Mark today reveal the healing power of the Lord, inspiring us to draw near to the one who knows our need and longs to touch our hearts with his grace.

January 31, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 29, 2017

Humility happens when we are simultaneously aware of our sins and acknowledge God's grace.  When we bring together this understanding of our sinfulness and God's mercy we can be honest with ourselves and thus approach the Lord and others with a humble heart.

January 28, 2017 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jan 28, 2017

Both St. Paul and Jesus teach about the crucial role of faith, and their words inspire us to trust in the Lord as we follow God's call.

January 28, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 27, 2017

Jesus speaks of the Kingdom of Heaven as a mustard seed that grows slowly and steadily, reminding us to be open to the Lord's grace in our lives today...so that we continue to grow to full stature as disciples of Christ.

January 27, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 26, 2017

We are invited to stir into flame the gift of our faith, allowing the grace of God to work in and through our lives with the Light of Christ.

January 26, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 25, 2017

St. Paul's conversion shows how God calls us to make changes in our lives as we draw close to Jesus Christ and proclaim the Good News.  The Lord reaches out to us in our weakness, inspiring us to turn away from our sins and become living witnesses to the world.

January 25, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 24, 2017

Jesus teaches in the Gospel today that all who do God's will are part of his family.  Through prayer, Scripture, sacraments and fellowship we become spiritually fruitful as we offer our lives to the Lord.

January 24, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 22, 2017

We know firsthand the different types of darkness that occur in daily life: fear, grief, loss, pain, anger, loneliness, rejection and doubt.  In these moments we call upon the Lord - who casts out the darkness - so that we can live in the Light of Christ.

January 22, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 21, 2017

The Book of Hebrews proclaims that we are cleansed by the blood of Christ - which fills us with grace to live each day as a precious and holy gift.

January 21, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 20, 2017

Calling his disciples, the Lord appointed and sent Twelve to preach the Good News and drive out demons.  Christ continues to call apostles today, inviting us to continue his mission on earth...with our eyes fixed on heaven.

January 20, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 19, 2017

The Book of Hebrews reminds us that we have a great high priest, Jesus Christ, who has offered his once-for-all sacrifice on our behalf.  Through our encounter with the Lord, may our lives be touched by his grace as we live our faith in the world.

January 19, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 18, 2017

Fr. Andrew discusses with his sister Amy (on her birthday no less!) a healing miracle, and they examine two key points about our intention and perspective as we live our faith in Christ.

January 18, 2017 - recorded while on vacation in Fishers, IN

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Jan 17, 2017

The readings reference two of the great covenants God made with the people of Israel through Abraham and David.  These covenants, which the Lord does not revoke, find their fulfillment and purpose in Jesus.

January 17, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 15, 2017

Isaiah, Paul, and John the Baptist all respond to the Lord's call for their lives.  Their example inspires us to listen to our hearts, to others and to the Lord so that we might proclaim, like the response in the psalm today, "Hear am I Lord, I come to do your will!"

January 15, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 14, 2017

We discover from the Letter to the Hebrews and the Gospel of Mark three powerful insights about the Lord which can inspire us to draw near to the one who knows us and meets us where we are in life...that we might grow in grace.

January 14, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 13, 2017

Another podcast from Indiana...this time with Fr. Andrew's nephews Drew & Dominic.  They discuss the miracle of the paralytic, where Jesus both forgives sins and heals the body at the same time.

January 13, 2017 - on vacation in Fishers, IN

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Jan 12, 2017

While on vacation visiting family in Indiana, Fr. Andrew has a conversation with his niece about how Jesus heals a leper in the Gospel today.

January 12, 2017 - on vacation in Fishers, IN

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Jan 11, 2017

We see in the Lord's ministry examples of healing, preaching, and driving out demons...and we look at the ways that we can continue the Lord's work to bring life and hope to those in need.

January 11, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 10, 2017

The Lord's rebuke of an unclean spirit in the Gospel of Mark reminds us that not only is evil a part of our lives, but that we have an obligation to confront it with the grace and strength that comes to us through Jesus Christ.

January 10, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 8, 2017

The Magi were guided through the illumination of knowledge and faith to the Christ Child.  We, too, can be guided through the challenges of life when we we use our minds to the best of our ability and get down on our knees to pray for wisdom.  

January 8, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 7, 2017

The wedding at Cana in Galilee offers a glimpse at the relationship between Mary and Jesus...helping us to understand that when we allow the Lord to work in our lives we discover that what he wants is nothing less than the best.

January 7, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 6, 2017

John the Baptist proclaims that "one mightier than I is coming" into the world.  As we encounter the mystery of God we have the opportunity to let go of our need to control and receive the blessing of heavenly grace.

January 6, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 5, 2017

The first reading invites us to love one another in deed and in truth, putting our faith into practice as we recognize the needs of those around us and respond with the compassion of Jesus Christ.

January 5, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 4, 2017

"What are you looking for?" Jesus asks the two disciples, and his question continues to speak to our hearts today.  As we draw near to the Lord we have the opportunity to seek our hearts' desire from the one who knows us best.

January 4, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 3, 2017

John the Baptist testifies that Jesus is the one who takes away our sins.  As we renew our faith each day, may we seek Jesus above all else and commit our lives to his saving grace.

January 3, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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