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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: Category: Lent
Mar 17, 2019

The Transfiguration of Jesus reveals the Lord's divine glory and majesty in the presence of Peter, James and John.  This glory offers us the consolation of hope in eternal life, while at the same time challenging us to carry our crosses as we follow the example of Christ.

March 16, 2019 - St. William Catholic Church, Foxboro, WI

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Mar 16, 2019

The command to "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" is perhaps one of the most challenging lines in the Bible.  Yet when we strive to carry this out we begin to conform our lives to Jesus, allowing his grace in us to make it possible.

March 16, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 15, 2019

The Lord exhorts the disciples to seek a higher standard of holiness.  How?  By making reconciliation an essential ingredient for following Jesus Christ.

March 15, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 14, 2019

Prayer is not magic.  Rather, it is the way we grow in our relationship with God, listening to the Lord's word and opening our hearts to receive the grace we need to face the difficulties of life.  May our prayer help us to draw nearer to Christ today, so that we can offer our lives for Him.

March 14, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 13, 2019

Jesus refers to the Book of Jonah as he speaks to the people about the need for repentance.  We, too, have the opportunity every day to repent and call upon the Lord for the grace we need to follow as his disciples.

March 13, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 12, 2019

We say this powerful prayer so many times throughout the course of our lives.  May we embrace this gift from Jesus as we fervently pray these words from our hearts and eagerly carry out its command to forgive one another.

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

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Mar 10, 2019

As Jesus confronts the devil in the wilderness, his response to three temptations shows us how we can face the deceptions of evil in our lives with courage, faith and wisdom.

March 9, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 9, 2019

While spending time with tax collectors and sinners, Jesus' response to the scribes and pharisees offers us hope.  The Lord's willingness to bring healing and forgiveness to those in need reveals Christ's longing for our redemption as well.  May we follow the example of Levi and respond to the Lord's call.

March 9, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 8, 2019

The prophet Isaiah shows how fasting can be spiritually fruitful or destructive.  As a discipline of our body, fasting has the power to quickly cut through our selfishness and reveal a longing...not just for food, but for the Lord.

March 8, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 7, 2019

Moses and Jesus exhort the people to make a choice for God - choosing life (and eternal life) over death.  Every day we make this choice as we seek to turn our lives ever closer to Jesus Christ, the source of all life.

March 7, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 6, 2019

Most of the time we avoid looking at our weaknesses, failures and sins.  Not today.  Today we take a long hard look, examine our conscience, and honestly admit that we are sinners.  Why?  So that freed from the slavery of temptation and sin we can receive the grace of God through Jesus Christ.

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

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Mar 28, 2018

Speaking at Mass to the kids at Cathedral School, Fr. Andrew speaks about the Passover, Judas and the blood of Jesus...the Lamb of God.  

March 28, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 27, 2018

In the heart of the Last Supper we see two clear examples of human weakness.  Both Judas and Peter will betray Jesus, and their examples offer us two different responses to sin.  Which option will we choose?  

March 27, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 25, 2018

We read the Passion of Jesus Christ so that we remember each year the Lord's sacrifice for our eternal salvation.  May the Precious Blood of the Savior wash us clean and renew our hearts for this life...and the life to come.

March 25, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 24, 2018

Caiaphas the high priest prophesied when he said that "it is better for you that one man should die for the people."  The death of Christ on the Cross takes our place for the sins that we commit which warrant death.  May we accept his saving sacrifice and offer our hearts to the Lord.

March 24, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 23, 2018

Jesus points to the good works of His Heavenly Father as an indication of His identity as the Son of God.  What's more, we know of His greatest work: His death on the Cross that frees us from sin and opens the door to eternal life.

March 23, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 22, 2018

As Jesus claims his divinity in the Gospel of John we are challenged to consider how our lives conform to Christ.  He is our Lord and His example guides and directs our lives in all things.

March 22, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 21, 2018

Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego faced the fiery furnace with their faith in God. Their example reveals the strength and conviction that come when God's word dwells in our hearts and directs our lives.  May this holy fire of faith burn in our hearts!

March 21, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 20, 2018

United in love with his heavenly Father, Jesus teaches the people that they will know who he is when he has been lifted up.  As we gaze upon Christ on the Cross may we recognize our hope as we turn from our sins and accept his forgiveness.

March 20, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 18, 2018

Only after the grain of wheat dies can new life begin; this process from death to life shapes both our physical and spiritual lives.  What doesn't belong in our hearts?  What needs to "die" so that Jesus Christ can raise up new life within us?  The Lord offers the grace...may we walk with Him from death to new life.

March 17, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 17, 2018

John's Gospel offers a glimpse at the division that occurs among the crowd - all who are trying to figure out who Jesus is - as doubt, isolation and discord rise to the surface.  Division is part of our human experience; in light of today's reading we have the opportunity to consider how we work to unite with one another in a spirit of peace.

March 17, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 16, 2018

The Gospel of John reveals that people are questioning the identity of Jesus and trying to kill him.   Who is he?  He is Christ the Lord, the Son of God who comes from the Father to save and set us free.

March 16, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 15, 2018

Jesus speaks about several different sources that offer testimony on his behalf.  It begs a question: Do our lives offer a similar witness?  Does what we say and do give testimony that Christ is the Lord of our hearts?

March 15, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 14, 2018

The Gospel of John reveals the relationship between Jesus and his heavenly Father, establishing Christ as the Just Judge before whom we will all stand.  Our opportunity is to take each day as a precious gift, reconciling our hearts and seeking to follow the Lord with all our heart.

March 14, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 13, 2018

Jesus heals a lame man at the Pool of Bethesda, providing us with an opportunity today to reflect on how the Lord calls us to be agents of healing for those in our midst.

March 13, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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