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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: advent
Dec 13, 2016

Actions speak louder than...yeah, you know the rest.  Now all we have to do: act in a manner worthy of Christ.

December 13, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

 

Dec 11, 2016

Christ's words to the disciples of John the Baptist proclaim Good News.  The Lord's work - filled with power and might - brings hope to all who receive God's gift of grace.

December 10, 2016 - St. Anthony Catholic Church - Superior, WI

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Dec 10, 2016

Like Elijah, John the Baptist came to help the people return to the Lord.  May this Advent season help us to draw close to Christ and be filled with the Lord's love.

December 10, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Dec 9, 2016

Have you ever found yourself in a grumpy mood, where it's easy to complain regardless of the situation?  A good antidote: focus on Jesus Christ, the light of life.

December 9, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Dec 7, 2016

As a child rests in a parent's embrace, so we are invited to draw near to Christ and rest in his love.  Are you weary?  Tired?  Stressed?  Come to Jesus and be renewed by his peace.

December 7, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Dec 6, 2016

Like a shepherd who seeks the lost sheep, so the Lord seeks and saves us when we have lost our way.  May we learn from Jesus, the gentle Shepherd, and reach out to one another with the same compassion.

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

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Dec 4, 2016

Repentance provides us with the opportunity to remove what is not worthy of heaven and replace it with graces that are fruitful and life-giving.  May this Advent empower us to turn away from sin and embrace a life in Christ.

December 4, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

 

Dec 3, 2016

As Jesus looked with pity on the people in their need, he not only served them but he empowered and directed his disciples to do the same.  As we look to the Lord for guidance and strength we also remember the command to love and serve those entrusted to our care.

Dec 2, 2016

Two blind men hear about Jesus, and they believe that he can heal them.  Seeing clearly with their hearts they were given sight to their eyes.  May we have the same depth and strength of faith as well!

December 2, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

 

Dec 1, 2016

In the Gospel of Matthew the Lord reminds us that our faith requires both speech and action - where our words and deeds consistently reveal to others our trust in Jesus Christ.

December 1, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Nov 29, 2016

Isaiah proclaims hope - that from a dead stump there will appear new life and the order of the world will change.  Jesus invites us to look closely at what God is doing, as our hope in the Lord gives strength and meaning to how we live today.

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

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Nov 27, 2016

All of the Scripture readings evoke a call to action; we are invited to get ready, be prepared, and attentive to the Lord and one another.  May this Advent season - a gift of the Church - help us all to get our hearts and minds ready for the birth of Jesus Christ!

November 27, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Dec 23, 2015

Like Malachi and John the Baptist, we are messengers.  What message are we sending?  What messages do we seek?  May others see Christ in the words we proclaim and the actions we offer.

December 23, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 22, 2015

Mary's Magnificat proclaims God's goodness.  Her praise of God's goodness is understood against the backdrop of the challenges and sorrows she will face - and we can look at her example to hold on to the Lord's blessings as we face the struggles of our lives.

December 22, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 20, 2015

Joy is one of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit that flows from the heart of Heaven.  It bubbles up from the Good News that we welcome with eagerness and share with conviction.  Two thoughts as we prepare for Christmas:

  • Where do we discover Joy in our lives?
  • How do we share Joy with others?

May the Joy of Jesus fill our hearts, transform our lives, and spread to those God sets before us today!

December 19, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 18, 2015

God sends the angel Gabriel to speak to Joseph in his dreams - the unguarded place in our mind where our personal walls and fences drop as we sort out problems.  Perhaps like Joseph, we might look for the Lord to speak in our dreams..as we seek new ways to live our faith.

December 18, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Dec 17, 2015

Our extended families often have a mix of struggles, blessings, and circumstances.  Jesus is no different, and the Gospel today reminds us that just as God worked through Lord's extended family he will work through ours.

December 17, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Dec 16, 2015

This time of year we often think of making a "wish list" for Christmas, but this Holy Season provides a wonderful opportunity to make a "blessing list" to remind us of the many ways that God has done good things for us!

December 16, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Dec 15, 2015

A father asks his sons to do a task:

  • The first said no, but changes his mind and did it
  • The second said yes, but never did it

Which one did the Father's will?  The one who acted.  May we turn our "no" to God into a "yes" that is seen in our actions.

December 15, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Dec 13, 2015

"What should we do?" is an excellent question to keep before us in our daily prayer.  We often know what needs to be done; sometimes it's just hard to carry out.  But there are also times when we come before the Lord searching for the direction, wisdom, and strength to live our faith with conviction and power.  

December 12, 2015 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Dec 10, 2015

God offers to help us in the first reading today.  Will we accept it?  Will it open the doors of our heart and allow God's grace inside?  Help Wanted!

December 10, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Dec 6, 2015

Making a highway requires removing obstacles and adding quality materials...same is true for the highway in our hearts!

December 6, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Dec 4, 2015

Two blind men encounter Jesus...and gain their sight.  May we turn to the Lord for greater sight - that what we see will inspire us to respond with the light of faith.

December 4, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Dec 3, 2015

When we listen to the Lord and put his teaching into practice, we are like the wise who build their houses on rock.  May the knowledge we possess be transformed into action so that we can face the storms of life with the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ!

December 3, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Dec 2, 2015

Did you ever try to make an excuse for not handing in homework?  This top ten list helps us understand that we sometimes do the same thing with our spiritual life - and maybe inspires us this Advent to complete our "heavenly homework."

December 2, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts, go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

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