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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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Feb 14, 2022

Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 7th Sunday of the Year.

February 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 13, 2022

The prophet Jeremiah reminds us that what we cultivate in our hearts will flourish in our lives. May we have the courage to take stock of the crop we find within and assess if it is worthy of the Lord.

February 12, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King

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Feb 12, 2022

This is a new low point for Israel. The kingdom is now hopelessly divided, idolatry is promoted throughout the land, and the people are far from God. Yet in the midst of this messiness the Lord remains faithful and present to those who call for help.

February 12, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 11, 2022

As the kingdom breaks down and Jeroboam challenges Solomon, we see the devastating effects of division. May we apply the lesson to our own lives as well.

February 11, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 10, 2022

Solomon's wives turn him toward the worship of other gods, so that his heart is no longer entirely for the Lord. May we be reminded how easy it is to let other things take the Lord's place in our lives.

February 10, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 9, 2022

The queen of Sheba seeks out Solomon to listen to his responses to her questions. Her search for wisdom gently reminds us to draw near to those who help us grow in knowledge and insight.

February 9, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 8, 2022

Solomon's prayer at the dedication of the Temple serves as a crucial reminder to keep our relationship with the Lord anchored in prayer each and every.

February 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 7, 2022

As his kingdom prospers, Solomon gives thanks to God and dedicates vast resources for the construction of the Temple which will house the Ark of the Covenant.

February 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 7, 2022

Let's examine some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 6th Sunday of the Year.

February 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 6, 2022

Both Isaiah and Peter face their fears as they embrace the Lord's invitation and follow with all their heart. May their example inspire us to echo the words of Isaiah: Here I am Lord! Send me!

February 5, 2022 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Feb 5, 2022

In response to God's prompting, Solomon prays for wisdom so that he can govern the people with justice and integrity. May we call upon the Lord for wisdom in our own lives as well!

February 5, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 4, 2022

The Book of Sirach offers a short eulogy on the life of King David, acknowledging the good and the bad. The passage provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our own lives and what we might want others to say about how we lived when our time on earth is ended.

February 4, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 3, 2022

David's final words to his son, Solomon, are filled with wisdom and trust in the Lord; furthermore, they remind us that there are moments in our lives when we are capable of heartfelt sincerity with those we love.

February 3, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 2, 2022

As Mary and Joseph present Jesus in the Temple, the blessings of Anna and Simeon echo in our hearts with a similar prayer of praise.

February 2, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 1, 2022

David grieves over the death of his beloved son, Absalom, whose rebellion reveals the weaknesses within the kingdom.

February, 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 31, 2022

When David's son, Absalom, leads a rebellion against the king, David flees for his life and reveals his humility in the face of betrayal within his own family.

January 31, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 31, 2022

Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 5th Sunday of the Year.

January 31, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 30, 2022

St. Paul teaches the people of Corinth that love is an essential component to the life of faith. May we examine our hearts in light of Christ's love and discern how God guides us with this sacred virtue.

January 29, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 29, 2022

In response to the words of Nathan the prophet, King David acknowledges his sin before the Lord. His example can help us to fiercely face our most serious sins with a conviction in God's grace.

January 29, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 28, 2022

At the height of his success and power, David commits a series of sins with painful consequences.

January 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 27, 2022

David gives praise and thanks to God for the blessings he has witnessed. It begs a question for each one of us: when was the last time I counted my blessings?

January 27, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 26, 2022

St. Paul relied on many people during his ministry, and today we recognize the work of Titus and Timothy. It's a crucial reminder that we are stronger when united and working together.

January 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 25, 2022

Paul's conversion from enemy to advocate of Christianity was made possible through the courage of Ananias, whose example inspires us to live our faith with boldness, conviction and trust.

January 25, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 24, 2022

David's leadership, effort and strength is affirmed by the people who acknowledge him as king.

January 24, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 24, 2022

Let's explore some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 4th Sunday of the Year.

January 24, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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