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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: 2022
Mar 6, 2022

In this first of six presentations we explore how the Lord Jesus defines the Eucharist as his Body and Blood and commands his disciples to receive it. May we renew our commitment to Christ and draw near to the altar to receive this awesome sacrament.

March 3, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 6, 2022

As Jesus is tempted by the devil in the wilderness, we understand that temptation is part of the landscape of human life. Through our recognition and response, we are able to face our temptations with God's grace.

March 6, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 5, 2022

Christ calls Levi, who follows him and invites others to meet Jesus. May the Lord's longing to call sinners to repentance inspire us to repent of the evil we have done and return on the path that leads to Heaven.

March 5, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 4, 2022

Both Isaiah and Matthew's Gospel reference the power of fasting in the life of faith, inviting us to consider how we may incorporate this powerful spiritual practice into our lives today.

March 4, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 3, 2022

In the midst of adversity, we keep our gaze focused on the Lord and offer our lives in service to him. In this way we choose a life rooted in Christ, the source of our wisdom and strength.

March 3, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 2, 2022

Ash Wednesday offers us an opportunity to "turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel" as we repent of our sins and embrace time-tested spiritual practices. May this housecleaning of our hearts help us to renew our faith and draw us closer to the Lord and one another.

March 2, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 1, 2022

The First Letter of Peter exhorts us to be holy. How? By embracing the gift of faith and drawing close to Jesus Christ and his Church. May these words inspire us as we begin our Lenten journey tomorrow!

March 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 28, 2022

The First Letter of Peter reminds us that in times of difficulty our faith in Christ can flourish. May we face the challenges of today with trust that the Lord supports us with his grace.

February 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 28, 2022

Here are some of the central themes that surface in the readings for the 1st Sunday of Lent.

February 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 27, 2022

Jesus teaches the disciples that we will know a tree by its fruit, and this insight can be applied to the state of our spiritual lives and our relationships with one another.

February 26, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 26, 2022

We all seek healing in body, heart, mind and soul. May the Letter of James inspire us to call upon the Lord for healing both on the inside and the outside as we strive to be agents of healing for one another.

February 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 25, 2022

How often do we catch ourselves whining and complaining? (Be honest!) The fact is that it seldom helps, whereas the practice of patience and perseverance can strengthen our souls.

February 25, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 24, 2022

How we spend our money says a lot about our values and priorities. The Letter of James weighs in on the topic, warning us of the consequences if we fail to use wealth wisely.

February 24, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 23, 2022

How do we spend our time? Are we trapped in the past or always worried about the future? The Letter of James reminds us to live in the current moment, mindful that it is a precious treasure from the Lord.

February 23, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 22, 2022

When asked by the Lord, the disciples offered many answers about the identity of Jesus. Peter, however, gets it right: he is the Christ! May our lives proclaim this truth each and every day.

February 22, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 21, 2022

The first reading offers practical advice to help us evaluate the spiritual state of our souls.  Do we find bitterness, jealousy, or self-ambition?  Instead, may we cultivate the fruits of the Spirit, a true harvest that comes from Heaven.

February 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 21, 2022

Let's take a look at the themes in the readings for the 8th Sunday of the Year.

February 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 20, 2022

We have some time to reflect on what we will do to enter into the spiritual powerhouse of Lent. This presentation offers some practical and classic concepts that can be applied to the unique circumstances of our lives. May we call upon Heaven for help as we prepare for this season of grace!

February 20, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 20, 2022

The Lord's teaching in Luke's Gospel has powerful consequences for our spiritual lives. When we love - especially in difficult moments of conflict - we embrace the grace of Christ and live the gift of life at full power. This is not an easy teaching! The Lord, however, is always near to help us put his love into practice.

February 19, 2022 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Feb 19, 2022

We've all done it. We've all said things that we regret and wish we could unsay...because of the damage and pain they have called. The Letter of James reminds us all to tame our tongue!

February 19, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 18, 2022

The example of our lives (our "works") reveals our faith. This fruitfulness of our actions expresses our love for Christ. May our faith shine forth in the works we do as we offer our lives today.

February 18, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 17, 2022

The Letter of James uses a compelling example about how we can fall into the trap of partiality. May we recognize partiality when it is present, and call upon the Lord to help us see one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.

February 17, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 16, 2022

The Letter of James offers sound advice regarding speech, anger and how we put our faith into practice. Our task? Get out there and live it.

February 16, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 15, 2022

All of us face temptations of different types and intensities throughout our lives. James exhorts us to persevere...hang in there! God gives us the grace to face them.

February 15, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 14, 2022

During the next two weeks before Lent begins, the first reading at daily Mass will offer selections from the Letter of James. The introduction today will highlight some of the key themes that help us as we follow the Lord.

February 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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