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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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Jan 21, 2017

The Book of Hebrews proclaims that we are cleansed by the blood of Christ - which fills us with grace to live each day as a precious and holy gift.

January 21, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 20, 2017

Calling his disciples, the Lord appointed and sent Twelve to preach the Good News and drive out demons.  Christ continues to call apostles today, inviting us to continue his mission on earth...with our eyes fixed on heaven.

January 20, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 18, 2017

Fr. Andrew discusses with his sister Amy (on her birthday no less!) a healing miracle, and they examine two key points about our intention and perspective as we live our faith in Christ.

January 18, 2017 - recorded while on vacation in Fishers, IN

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Jan 17, 2017

The readings reference two of the great covenants God made with the people of Israel through Abraham and David.  These covenants, which the Lord does not revoke, find their fulfillment and purpose in Jesus.

January 17, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 15, 2017

Isaiah, Paul, and John the Baptist all respond to the Lord's call for their lives.  Their example inspires us to listen to our hearts, to others and to the Lord so that we might proclaim, like the response in the psalm today, "Hear am I Lord, I come to do your will!"

January 15, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 14, 2017

We discover from the Letter to the Hebrews and the Gospel of Mark three powerful insights about the Lord which can inspire us to draw near to the one who knows us and meets us where we are in life...that we might grow in grace.

January 14, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 13, 2017

Another podcast from Indiana...this time with Fr. Andrew's nephews Drew & Dominic.  They discuss the miracle of the paralytic, where Jesus both forgives sins and heals the body at the same time.

January 13, 2017 - on vacation in Fishers, IN

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Jan 12, 2017

While on vacation visiting family in Indiana, Fr. Andrew has a conversation with his niece about how Jesus heals a leper in the Gospel today.

January 12, 2017 - on vacation in Fishers, IN

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Jan 11, 2017

We see in the Lord's ministry examples of healing, preaching, and driving out demons...and we look at the ways that we can continue the Lord's work to bring life and hope to those in need.

January 11, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 10, 2017

The Lord's rebuke of an unclean spirit in the Gospel of Mark reminds us that not only is evil a part of our lives, but that we have an obligation to confront it with the grace and strength that comes to us through Jesus Christ.

January 10, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 26, 2016

Life is tough at times, and we can be overcome by exhaustion and distraction.  Yet the Lord invites us to remain vigilant, asking for the strength we need to face each day.

November 26, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 25, 2016

We acknowledge that at the end of time there will be a final judgment - where our lives will be examined and we will either be saved or damned in the light of our relationship with Jesus Christ.

November 25, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 24, 2016

Today as a country we practice what our faith in Christ commands: to be thankful for all that God has given us.  Let's count our blessings and be grateful for what we have.  May we all thank the Lord for the gift of life and the chance to let the love of Jesus flow through our hearts.  Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 23, 2016

The Scriptures today make it clear that life will have its share of difficulties and challenges.  Yet as we we face our trials we look to the triumph of Christ for our inspiration to keep going when life is tough and persevere on the path that leads to heaven.

November 23, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 22, 2016

The Lord reminds us not to be afraid by the uncertainty of life; rather, we embrace our faith and live with God's grace and power...making the most of each and every day.

November 22, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 19, 2016

Christ speaks to the question of the resurrection of the dead and reminds us that we are called to eternal life.

November 19, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 18, 2016

The Lord drives out of the temple area those who are selling things, reminding us to cleanse our hearts - driving out what does not belong.

November 18, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 17, 2016

In the Gospel we find the Lord as he weeps over the city of Jerusalem.  May the compassion of Christ touch our hearts, especially when we have sinned, and draw us back into his merciful love.

November 17, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 16, 2016

In the Gospel parable Christ reminds us that we are called to use our gifts wisely and well, for one day we will be asked how we put them into practice.

November 16, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 15, 2016

"I stand at the door and knock."  As Christ comes to our hearts, he gently invites us to respond.  May we open our hearts and allow his grace to touch and bless our lives.

November 15, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 13, 2016

The Gospel today reminds us that when tough times happen in our lives we:

  1. Do not fear
  2. Trust in God's wisdom
  3. Persevere

While it is not always easy to do, we know that the Lord will help us face our difficult moments with a power that is greater than our own.

November 13, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Nov 12, 2016

Jesus offers a parable and reminds us to pray always without becoming weary.  As we persist in our prayer, we discover both strength and wisdom to face each day with God's grace.

November 12, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Nov 11, 2016

Rather than getting caught up in the uncertainties of life we can pursue a better option: loving one another, as Christ loves us.

November 12, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Nov 10, 2016

The Lord confronts an age-old question, and Fr. Andrew reminds us to live in the present moment with our eyes fixed on Jesus.

November 10, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Nov 8, 2016

All that we have comes from the Lord: our life and all our blessings that are so easy to take for granted.  Yet our daily response to serve the Lord shows not only our acknowledgement of God's gifts, but it also reveals our awareness of our relationship to the Lord and and one another.

November 8, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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