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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: Category: Lent
Mar 15, 2022

Teaching the disciples, Jesus emphasizes that to follow him requires us to serve one another.

March 15, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 14, 2022

The Lord speaks directly and to the point about a number of specific actions in this short and powerful selection of Luke's Gospel.

March 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 14, 2022

Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent.

March 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 13, 2022

The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Jesus while on his journey to the Cross in Jerusalem.  This glimpse of the Lord's majesty provides hope, offering grace and strength to all who strive to carry their Crosses through this life.

March 12, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 12, 2022

This is one of the toughest teachings to carry out in Christianity.  Love is often something we cherish...until we are called upon to love someone who has hurt us or those we care about.  Yet without this crucial command we cannot heal and grow as children of God.

March 12, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 11, 2022

The Lord teaches the disciples about the essential element of reconciliation in the spiritual life. 

March 11, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 10, 2022

The readings today all emphasize the urgent invitation to pray for what we need.  This is prayer that flows from the heart and unites with the mind to ask for what is necessary as we journey through this life.

March 10, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 9, 2022

The readings today all point out the crucial need to repent of our sins.  It's one of those teachings that we all acknowledge yet find hard at times to carry out.  May we call upon the Lord for the grace we need to honestly admit our faults and seek God's forgiveness.

March 9, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 8, 2022

Christ emphasizes the Lord's Prayer with the crucial command to forgive one another.  May we take this essential teaching to heart and live it in our daily lives.

March 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 7, 2022

The Lord reveals in the Gospel of Matthew how he takes on the services we render to the suffering and marginalized as being done to him. May we take the lesson to heart as we offer our lives to help others today.

March 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 7, 2022

Here are some of the central themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent.

March 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - 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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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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Apr 1, 2021

Jesus offers an example of service, underscored by his teaching and command. As His disciples, may we we put our faith into practice every day as we offer our lives for one another.

April 1, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 31, 2021

The psalm response stirs our hearts as we recognize our need for God's help, especially in times of great distress.

March 31, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 30, 2021

In the darkness of night Judas departs from the Last Supper to betray Jesus while Peter boasts that he will die for the Lord. This is the hour that the light of Christ will shine, inspiring us to look into our hearts and repent of our sins before the one who gives his life for our salvation.

March 30, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 29, 2021

In Bethany at the home of Lazarus, Martha and Mary, we see how Mary offers a generous example of service to Jesus prior to his arrest and crucifixion. May her example inspire us to serve one another.

March 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 28, 2021

We read the Passion of the Lord every year to remember the Lord's sacrificial offering for the salvation of the world. May our reflection inspire us to live the gift of our lives, bought by the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.

March 27, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 27, 2021

John's Gospel recounts how Caiaphas the High Priest prophesies how Jesus will give his life to save the nation. May these words inspire us to make the final preparations we need to enter into Holy Week with grateful hearts for all that the Lord has done for us.

March 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 26, 2021

The Psalm response today reminds us that even in the darkest moments of terror and distress we call upon the Lord for the strength we need.

March 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 24, 2021

Christ urges us to stay close to His word that we might be His disciples who are guided by truth that leads to freedom from sin.

March 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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