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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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Now displaying: October, 2019
Oct 31, 2019

St. Paul reminds the people of Rome that our spiritual battles are fought with the Lord by our side, and nothing can overcome God's strength. May the Lord's grace encourage us to face the challenges before us this day!

October 31, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 30, 2019

The Psalm response reminds us that our hope is not founded in our strength, our wealth or our abilities...it is founded upon the mercy of God. May this mercy give us the wisdom to turn to the Lord for our needs this day!

October 30, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 29, 2019

Jesus teaches that the Kingdom of God starts small but over time grows larger and is transformed. The same is true for our spiritual journey, reminding us to take the small steps we need to do today to become the disciples the Lord calls us to be.

October 29, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 28, 2019

How can we share our faith with those around us? Some simple and practical considerations include service, invitation, technology and word of mouth...and perhaps one of these will speak to our hearts today as we proclaim the Good News to those we meet.

October 28, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 27, 2019

Prayer is crucial for our spiritual life, yet we discover in the Gospel today the power that results when our prayers are grounded in the humility that recognizes our own weaknesses and sins. May we fervently call upon the Lord in our daily prayer, asking the one who knows us through-and-through for what we need.

October 27, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 26, 2019

The Lord makes makes it clear (repeating his exhortation twice) that it is crucial for his disciples to repent of their sins. May we take a hard and honest look within, and ask the Lord for grace we need to live in his love.

October 26, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI 

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Oct 25, 2019

Jesus uses the weather to demonstrate how we use signs to understand our earthly lives, and then he switches this concept to our spiritual life. It begs a simple question: Are we looking for the signs of faith in our souls, and are we willing to make changes for the better?

October 25, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 24, 2019

Jesus speaks of the fiery blaze that he longs to light upon the earth. This fire of faith has the power to cleanse our souls, burning away the effects of sin.

October 24, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 23, 2019

The Lord's teaching in the Gospel of Luke can drive us to our knees as we count our blessings, and then lift us to new heights as we make something precious with what we've received. What will you do with your gift of life?

October 23, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 22, 2019

Jesus teaches his disciples to be ready - vigilant and prepared - so that we can respond immediately when God calls us to offer our lives for service in the world.

October 22, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 20, 2019

Don't give up. Don't. Give. Up. The Scriptures today show us the need to be persistent, call upon one another for help and keep praying each and every day for what we need. Keep fighting, keep moving forward...but don't give up!

October 20, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 19, 2019

Luke's Gospel reveals the supernatural consequences of acknowledging or denying Jesus Christ. May we embrace our faith and become living witnesses for the Lord.

October 19, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 18, 2019

Today the Church honors St. Luke, the Evangelist who wrote his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. A possible companion of St. Paul, Luke shows us that being a disciple provides daily opportunities in words and actions to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.

October 18, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 17, 2019

Paul's Letter to the Romans outlines the problem of sin in our world and how God offers a solution through the death and resurrection of Christ. May we put our faith in the Lord today, and embrace this precious gift of eternal life!

October 17, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 16, 2019

The Letter to the Romans is a powerful expression of St. Paul's thought. In this passage we discover the danger of judging others and glossing over our own sins. Rather, we acknowledge our need for the Savior and embrace the grace of the Cross.

October 16, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 15, 2019

It's easy to sometimes focus on externals and miss the spiritual disciplines that are essential. May we take the time today to reflect on where we put effort in our lives as we follow Jesus Christ.

October 15, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 13, 2019

Two different foreigners offer their gratitude to God for the second chance that they received, reminding us that counting our blessings is one of the best spiritual medicines we possess to help us face the challenges of life.

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

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Oct 12, 2019

Luke's Gospel makes it clear that we are blessed when we respond to the message of the Good News, even though this blessing will challenge us to stretch and grow as we offer of our lives for the Lord.

October 12, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 11, 2019

The Lord reminds us to be vigilant in our daily temptation to sin, revealing that it is through our disciplined efforts that we engage our spiritual battle with the strength of Jesus.

October 11, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 10, 2019

The Lord's teaching can inspire us to get going even when we are tired, distracted, worried or afraid. Be persistent! Remember, Jesus wouldn't teach it unless he was there to walk with us every step of the way.

October 10, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 9, 2019

Jonah's dark response to the repentance of the people of Nineveh reveals a trap that lurks in our hearts: the desire to see others suffer for their sins. Yes, there will be natural consequences, but the Lord came to bring us healing and hope; will we do the same?

October 9, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 8, 2019

Jonah's message of repentance transformed the people of Nineveh. We, too, can be changed as we acknowledge each day whatever keeps us from the love of Jesus Christ, repenting of our sins and receiving God's grace.

October 8, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 6, 2019

The Second Letter to Timothy inspires us to take the gift of faith and stir it into flame, realizing that this task requires daily attention and effort.

October 6, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 5, 2019

As the disciples return praising God for the power they used in the name of Jesus, the Lord reveals this power as the fulfillment of God's plan for salvation history. Our task today? To continue to let Jesus work through the daily offering of our lives.

October 4, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 4, 2019

As Jesus extends his authority to the disciples, we discover that the Church - the successor of these same disciples - has been given an opportunity and a responsibility to carry out the Lord's Mission today.

October 4, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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