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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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Jan 10, 2021

The Baptism of the Lord inspires us to claim the gift of our own baptism as we follow Christ and live the gift of life infused with faith.

January 9, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jan 9, 2021

John the Baptist reveals a humility and depth of knowledge as he recognizes how the ministry of Jesus must grow. "He must increase; I must decrease." May these words apply to each one of us as we welcome Christ as King of our hearts.

January 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 8, 2021

The desire of Jesus to make clean the leper in the Gospel of Luke reveals the Lord's desire to cleanse each one of us: body, mind, heart and soul.

January 8, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 7, 2021

In this third part of the reflection on love from the First Letter of John, we see how our love for others reflects the love that flows from the heart of God. When we love one another we are acting on the Lord's commandment and showing the world the face of Christ.

January 7, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 7, 2021

In this third part of the reflection on love from the First Letter of John, we see how our love for others reflects the love that flows from the heart of God. When we love one another we are acting on the Lord's commandment and showing the world the face of Christ.

January 7, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 6, 2021

The First Letter of John offers a rich insight regarding how God's love gives us the courage to face our fears.

January 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 5, 2021

Love finds its origin and power in God, for God is love. May we draw close to the Lord so that His love will overflow our hearts.

January 5, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 4, 2021

From the very start of his earthly ministry, Jesus preached for repentance - the ongoing call to conversion of heart - as we turn from our sins and embrace our lives for the Lord.

January 4, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 2, 2021

The proclamation of praise from the psalm today reminds us to look to nature when we require a reminder of the awesome power of the Almighty.

 January 2, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 31, 2020

The Prologue of the Gospel of John speaks of Christ as God's Word and Light. May we dwell upon the Word of God in the coming year as we are guided by the Lord's Light. Happy New Year!

December 31, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 30, 2020

The Gospel reveals that growth and knowledge often take time to develop. This process of maturity reminds us that our own spiritual life requires a steady discipline of commitment over the entire course of our lives.

December 30, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 29, 2020

The prophecy of Simeon reveals the Light of Christ in the world, which uncovers human hearts and leads to their rise and fall. The Lord continues to shine in our lives today, inviting us to embrace this light and live accordingly.

December 29, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 28, 2020

In the midst of the Christmas season we see the harsh consequences of human sin. The massacre of the innocent children demands that we carry out the teaching of Christ as we strive to protect those who are most vulnerable.

December 28, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 26, 2020

The martyrdom of St. Stephen is a sober reminder that in light of the joy of the Lord's birth we also confront the daily reality of death in our world. May St. Stephen inspire us to never take for granted an opportunity to live each day with faith, hope and love.

December 26, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 25, 2020

I keep all of you who listen to these podcasts in my daily prayers! May the coming year be filled with blessings as we grow closer to the Lord and one another.

December 25, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 24, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted many lives this year, uncovering our human vulnerabilities and weaknesses. May the birth of the messiah remind us that through the Incarnation of Jesus Christ God becomes like us in all things but sin, meeting us in the midst of our struggles and giving us the strength, wisdom and courage to carry on.

December 24, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 12, 2020

The baptism of Jesus recalls the gift of our own baptism and how our lives are now configured to Christ. May we live this great gift as we put our faith into practice.

January 12, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 11, 2020

The words of John Baptist remind us of a crucial spiritual point, "He must increase, I must decrease." May we seek to let Christ increase his rule in our hearts each and every day.

January 11, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 10, 2020

As Jesus heals the leper in the Gospel of Luke, we witness the profound compassion of the Lord, who longs for our TOTAL healing - body, mind, heart and soul. May we draw near to Christ for this healing and in turn seek to be agents of healing whenever possible.

January 10, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 9, 2020

The First Letter of John cuts through any warm and fuzzy notions of love with a decisive evaluation: we reveal our love for God through our love for one another. May this practical test guide and direct our actions, powered by the love of Christ.

January 9, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 8, 2020

The First Letter of St. John offers a beautiful and moving reflection on how God's love moves in and through us into the world. May the Lord's love flow through us today!

January 8, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 7, 2020

The multiplication of the fishes and loaves in the Gospel of Mark uses the same language that we use to describe what happens at Mass when the priest takes the bread and wine. May we be nourished every time we go to pray, so that we can nourish others with the gift of our lives.

January 7, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 5, 2020

The intensity of the quest of the Magi and the treasures they offered the Christ child can teach us about the conviction and quality we bring to the Lord each and every day.

January 4, 2020 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jan 4, 2020

The invitation of Jesus to "come and you will see" to two people will become for them a life changing experience as they spend time with the Lord. The same is true for us; may we actively create opportunities to drawn near to Christ, so that we might be filled with His grace.

January 4, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 3, 2020

The First Letter of St. John offers a message of consolation and challenge. As children of God we are part of the Lord's family, united in his love; yet this membership means that we take seriously the destructive role of sin as we strive to live in a manner that is worthy of Heaven.

January 3, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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