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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: June, 2019
Jun 30, 2019

In our best moments we know that we are works in progress - people growing through the ups and downs of life - and that we have to follow directions because some assembly is required.  May we trust in the Lord to lead us through this life as we follow with all our heart.

June 30, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 29, 2019

They are two great lights in the Church, and their influence has shaped the lives of billions of Christians over the last 2000 years.  May the example of these two saints inspire us to follow the Lord with all our heart!

June 29, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 28, 2019

All of the readings today reveal the compassion of God that flows from the sacred heart of Christ.  God's mercy reaches out to us, invites us to reconcile, and urges us to turn away from our sins and toward the Lord.  May we accept this amazing grace!

June 28, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 27, 2019

Life challenges us with difficulties and distractions, temptations and turmoil.  How do we find the strength and wisdom to navigate?  Jesus offers the answer when he says that the storms of life are securely faced when we build our lives on the rock of faith.

June 27, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 26, 2019

It's our actions, not our words, that reveal to others the contents of our hearts.  The Lord makes this clear when he teaches that we know people by the fruitfulness of their lives.  May Christ's words inspire us to bear fruit in all that we do!

June 26, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 25, 2019

Psalm 15 offers some beautiful advice for living a just life for the Lord.  Holiness is not just found in the extraordinary; often, our most powerful Christian witness occurs in the normal, everyday interactions that we have with one another.

June 25, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 23, 2019

The Eucharist was defined and commanded by the Lord so that his disciples would be strengthened with his Body and Blood to face the challenges of life.  May we receive Jesus Christ through our participation at Mass with fervent desire!

June 22, 2019 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jun 22, 2019

The Lord's insight about useless worry addresses a common human condition.  We can easily waste the gift of life being anxious over things that give us nothing in return!  Instead, may we focus on the Kingdom of God for the grace and strength we need.

June 22, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 21, 2019

Jesus offers sound spiritual advice that has practical application to our daily lives.  Our treasures reveal the depth of our hearts and display what we value and cherish.  May we consider the things of heaven to help guide how we live each day here on earth.

June 21, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 20, 2019

The Lord's Prayer has shaped billions of Christians, offering a short, powerful prayer that cuts to the heart of the spiritual battles we face every day.  May we take a moment to reflect on some of the key insights of these words and allow them to transform our hearts.

June 20, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 19, 2019

Jesus teaches that our actions are accountable to God and not to be done for our own gratification.  Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are powerful ways to live our faith, provided that they are done for God's glory and not our own.

June 19, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 18, 2019

This command of Jesus will test us in the depth of our hearts!  Yet when we love our enemies we grow as disciples and become more and more like the Lord, who graces us with God's love so we can put this teaching into daily practice.

June 18, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 16, 2019

The love between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit becomes the model for Christian discipleship.  The indivisible unity of the Trinity - overflowing with love - guides and directs the Church to unite from within and without as we strive to grow closer together in love.

June 15, 2019 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jun 15, 2019

St. Paul shows how the sacrifice of Jesus Christ makes reconciliation possible in our world.  As disciples of the Lord, we are called to be ambassadors - agents of healing - who help continue the Lord's saving mission to reconcile people to God and one another.

June 15, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 14, 2019

St. Paul reminds us that we hold a treasure from God in our fragile, human hands.  As disciples of Jesus Christ we always recognize two issues: on one hand we are inheritors of God's glory; on the other hand we are weak and prone to sin.  May we accept God's grace and allow the Lord to touch our lives with his healing love.

June 14, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 13, 2019

Jesus makes it clear in today's Gospel reading (part of the Sermon on the Mount) that reconciliation is a non-negotiable aspect of Christian Life.  Who do we need to reconcile with today?  How can we take the first step in putting the Lord's command into practice?

June 13, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 12, 2019

St. Paul writes to the Corinthians, reminding them that our confidence lies in Christ who qualifies us for ministry.  Whatever we face today, may we turn to the Lord for the strength and grace we need.

June 12, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 11, 2019

Jesus reminds us that we are salt and light - disciples called to live our faith in the world - so that when people see our good deeds they will give praise to our Heavenly Father.  May we offer our lives today, trusting that the Lord will take our offering and bless it with grace to continue Christ's mission in the world.

June 11, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 10, 2019

Sometime this week Catholic Inspiration will surpass one million downloads.  As I share a few thoughts about my philosophy of this online ministry, I want to thank you for listening and encouraging others to check out these podcasts.  God bless you all!  

June 17, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 9, 2019

The Holy Spirit comes to unite us to God and one another, breaking down the walls of isolation and division, and leading us to cooperation as Sons an Daughters of God.  Where do you see dissent and disunity in your life?  Call upon the Spirit!

June 8, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 8, 2019

The first reading and the Gospel feature elements about Peter and Paul.  Both of these men are giants in the early Church, and through their example we recognize that God continues to call new disciples in every generation.

June 8, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 7, 2019

We can place ourselves in the Gospel of John as Jesus invites Peter to follow him.  Out of love for the Lord we, too, will be called to make our sacrifices as we put our faith into practice.

June 7, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 6, 2019

Jesus prays for his current and future disciples that they will be one - united to God and one another - as they journey through life.  May our unity flourish in the love of Christ as we draw nearer each day to the Lord.

June 6, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 5, 2019

Both St. Paul and Jesus speak of the challenges all disciples face from the wolves that seek to tear us out of God's hand.  Knowing that we will face our own spiritual battles, may we fearlessly call upon the Lord for the grace we need to respond with the gift of faith.

June 5, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 4, 2019

Jesus offers a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to the Father, praying for us who believe and follow him as we make our way through the world.

June 4, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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