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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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Mar 3, 2021

Jesus teaches his disciples that the journey to Heaven is along the path of service.

March 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 2, 2021

The prophet Isaiah exhorts the people of Israel to wash themselves clean - seeking God's goodness and avoiding evil. It's a message that is just as relevant today.

March 2, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 1, 2021

Jesus teaches how the measure of mercy applies to our hearts: "For the measure you measure will be measured out to you."

March 1, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 1, 2021

Fasting and Abstinence are ancient disciplines that can dramatically enhance our spiritual life. Fr. Andrew offers some practical tips to bring these tools into our own unique circumstances today.

March 1, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 28, 2021

The Transfiguration of Christ offers a glimpse of God's glory on the way to the Cross. This moment - seeing Jesus as he reigns in Heaven - offers us hope as we carry our crosses, confident in the Lord's victory.

February 27, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 27, 2021

We find in this selection from the Sermon on the Mount one of the hardest teachings of Jesus: to love our enemies. Yet when we do this we cleanse our hearts of hate and fill them with God's grace, so that we will be prepared to follow Christ in this life and be with Him in the next.

February 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 26, 2021

Jesus urges his disciples to make reconciliation a priority in their lives, reminding us that forgiveness is a daily discipline as we follow the Lord.

February 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 26, 2021

The three falls of Jesus on the Way of the Cross express our awareness of the humanity of Jesus through his Incarnation; he becomes like us - taking on our human weakness - to redeem our weakness and restore us to grace.

February 25, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 25, 2021

The Lord teaches us to ask, seek and knock as we trust in God who knows the good things that we need.

February 25, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 24, 2021

Jesus affirms the preaching of Jonah to repent. This is the constant message throughout salvation history: to acknowledge our sins and return to the Lord for mercy and forgiveness.

February 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 23, 2021

Matthew's Gospel offers the Lord's Prayer - a powerful spiritual tool that speaks practically about the crucial role of forgiveness in our daily lives.

February 23, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 22, 2021

St. Peter, for all his mistakes and sins, is empowered by Christ with a new name and a commission to lead the Church. May his example inspire us to follow the Lord today with full and open hearts.

February 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 22, 2021

Prayerfully reading the Bible (often called Lectio Divina - Divine Reading) is a powerful way the listen to what God has to say to our lives. Reading a small passage of Scripture we reflect and respond to the Lord by answering three simple questions: What does it say? What does it say to me? What does it make me say?

February 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 21, 2021

The temptation of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark reminds us that the darkness of sin must be confronted in our hearts with the triumph of Christ.

February 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 20, 2021

The call of Levi (a tax collector and sinner) offers us hope that just as Jesus reached out to Levi the Lord also invites us - even with all our sins. May we joyfully respond to His call and offer our lives today.

February 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 19, 2021

The Prophet Isaiah calls the people to corporal works of mercy. May this exhortation inspire us to see the needs of our brothers and sisters and respond with the love of Christ.

February 19, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 19, 2021

This is the first of a six-part Lenten Retreat where Fr. Andrew reflects on a different aspect of the Stations of Cross each night. In this presentation Jesus is the key to help us understand how we confront the injustices and evils in our lives.

February 18, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 18, 2021

Both Moses and Jesus speak of a faith that pertains to matters of life and death. May our Lenten journey empower us to embrace the gift of God as we live our lives for the Lord.

February 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 17, 2021

We begin the season of Lent by acknowledging our sins and embracing God's mercy through repentance and conversion of heart. May these forty days help us draw closer to Jesus Christ and one another!

February 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 16, 2021

Noah's ark is a well known passage of Genesis that captures the imagination. Confronting wickedness and sin, the ark is a sign of hope in which God offers us a way forward - inviting us to mirror this example as we now prepare to embark on the season of Lent tomorrow.

February 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 15, 2021

The original sin of Adam and Eve carries on within their family, reminding us how sin - if left unchecked - leaves devastating consequences on those closest to us.

Feb 15, 2021

This Monday Conversation offers a series of practical tips to help us refine our plan for Lent into a powerful spiritual prescription.

February 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 14, 2021

The healing encounter between Jesus and the leper reveals the Lord's fundamental desire to restore and renew our lives. May we take stock of our spiritual situation right now and draw near to the Divine Physician for what we need to grow in grace.

February 13, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 13, 2021

Following their disobedience, Adam and Eve confront the consequences of their sin, even as their behaviors reveal how it has begun to affect them.

February 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 12, 2021

Evil enters the world when Adam and Eve are tempted by the serpent. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we practice constant vigilance: aware of daily temptations in our lives, we renew our hearts to the Lord through prayer, sacraments and virtue.

February 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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