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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: 2023
Apr 13, 2023

Following the healing of a crippled man, Peter speaks to the crowd and redirects their attention to Jesus and his redeeming work in salvation history.  By shining the light on the Lord, we recognize that we are part of God's great love story, inspired each day to draw closer to Christ.

April 13, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 12, 2023

Lacking silver or gold, Peter and John give a crippled man a priceless gift: physical healing through the name of Jesus Christ.

April 12, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 11, 2023

Peter's response to the question, "What are we to do?" inspires us to embrace the daily call to conversion of heart as we repent of our sins and draw strength from the Holy Spirit. 

April 11, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 10, 2023

Peter's boldness and Mary Magdalen's commission reveal the transformation that takes place when people open their hearts to the saving grace of God.

April 10, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 10, 2023

Here are some of the main themes that we find in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, also known as Divine Mercy Sunday.

April 10, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 9, 2023

There is an intensity in Mary Magdalene, Peter, and John as they run to discover what happened in the early morning hours of the resurrection.  As events unfold they will rejoice with exultant faith that Jesus Christ is the Risen Lord!

April 9, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 8, 2023

As we hear the great proclamation of salvation history through the readings of this Easter Vigil, we wait upon the Lord with renewed hope and strength: Christ is alive!  

April 8, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 7, 2023

We stand before the Cross of Christ and acknowledge the darkness in our hearts.  This is what inspired the love of God the Father to send his Son, to shine with heavenly light upon our world and free us from our sins.   

April 7, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 6, 2023

We celebrate the gift of the Eucharist that gives us strength to serve the Lord and one another.  May the Body of Christ renew our bodies and transform our lives each and every day.

April 6, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 5, 2023

Judas goes to the Chief Priests and receives thirty pieces of silver to find an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them.  

April 5, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 4, 2023

At the Last Supper, Jesus foretells the betrayal of Judas and the denial of Peter.  It is a dark moment, revealing to us both the reason why Christ came, and his commitment to offering his life on the Cross.

April 4, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 3, 2023

As we hear how the plot is swirling around Jesus, events are set in motion that will lead to the Cross.  May we reflect on God's great love story for our salvation, making any adjustments and corrections for the day that we, too, will journey from this life to the next.

April 3, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 3, 2023

Let's examine some of the main themes in the readings for Easter Day.

April 3, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Note: This podcast was originally posted on April 11, 2022.

Apr 2, 2023

Every year we hear God's great love story when we recall the Passion of Jesus.  Rather than fall into the trap of forgetfulness, we remember what Christ has done for us so that we might be renewed to offer our lives for the Lord.

April 1, 2023 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Apr 1, 2023

The high priest, Caiaphas, offers a prophetic insight: "It is better for you, that one man should die instead of the people, so that the whole nation may not perish."  With these solemn words, we step into Holy Week.

April 1, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 31, 2023

Psalm 18 honestly expresses human suffering and struggle.  In these moments of distress, we call upon the Lord, who hears our cry for help.

March 31, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 31, 2023

Come, Holy Spirit! is a six week series of presentations on the Holy Spirit. This sixth talk discusses the Fruits of the Holy Spirit and shows how they are both the goal and guide of the spiritual life.

March 30, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 30, 2023

Jesus reveals his identity while discussing Abraham and the prophets.  This revelation that Jesus is God inspires us to follow the Lord in the midst of the blessings and burdens of daily life.

March 30, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 29, 2023

The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the book of Daniel is an well-known passage that illustrates our faith in God in difficult and challenging times.  May we be inspired in our daily struggles to hold fast to our faith, recognizing that these are opportunities to witness our love for the Lord.

March 29, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 28, 2023

The Psalm response offers us a framework for a prayer to the Lord from the depths of our hearts.  In our need, may we trust in God's mercy as we seek the pilgrim path of our lives.

March 28, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 27, 2023

Just as the Lord extends his mercy to the woman caught in adultery, Christ also offers his mercy to us when we acknowledge our sins and with humble honesty.

March 27, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 27, 2023

Let's examine some of the major themes that surface in our readings for Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion.

March 27, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 26, 2023

The account of the raising of Lazarus provides us with an insight into the Lord's love for him and his sisters, Martha and Mary.  Yet as we enter into the eleventh chapter of John's Gospel, we discover that this passage applies directly to our lives as well.

March 25, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Mar 25, 2023

The Good News of the angel Gabriel to Mary inspires us to live this message of grace in our lives today.

March 25, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 24, 2023

Psalm 34 speaks about the pain of human suffering and heartache.  In the midst of this sorrow, the Lord draws near to us with healing grace and mercy.

March 24, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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