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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 23, 2016

John's birth and his naming foreshadow the glory of Jesus.  God's great work of salvation leads us to rejoice as we witness how the Lord involves many (including us!) in the mission of Jesus Christ.

December 23, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 21, 2016

The exchange between Elizabeth and Mary follows up the events we heard at Mass yesterday.  Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, recognizes Jesus as her own child (John the Baptist) leaps for joy in her womb.  May this Christmas offer us the opportunity to draw near to the Lord and be filled with the same Spirit!

December 21, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 20, 2016

The interchange between Gabriel and Mary offers us rich insights regarding how we embrace our faith.

December 20, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 18, 2016

We call upon the Lord as Emmanuel which means "God is with us" when we are alone, exhausted, searching and sinful.  May we turn to the Lord in our need and rejoice in the saving power of God!

December 17, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 17, 2016

The genealogy of Jesus outlined in Matthew's Gospel recalls the crucial role of family.  Our families are crucial networks where we grow and face the challenges of life.  While no one has a perfect family (certainly not Jesus!) we all can find within our own families opportunities to foster faith, hope and love.

December 17, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 16, 2016

The Lord points out that the works he performs testify on his behalf.  Following his example and the words of Isaiah the prophet, we have the opportunity every day to lead others to Christ as we observe what is right and do what is just by offering Christian witness in our daily actions.

December 16, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 15, 2016

Jesus offers us a glimpse of the power and beauty of the Kingdom of God, inspiring us to live the Lord's love today as we set our eyes on the world to come.

December 15, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 14, 2016

Jesus tells the disciples of John the Baptist to report what they see and hear - wonders that show that Jesus is Lord.  May we carry the same message into our lives today!

December 14, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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