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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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Mar 1, 2022

The First Letter of Peter exhorts us to be holy. How? By embracing the gift of faith and drawing close to Jesus Christ and his Church. May these words inspire us as we begin our Lenten journey tomorrow!

March 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 28, 2022

The First Letter of Peter reminds us that in times of difficulty our faith in Christ can flourish. May we face the challenges of today with trust that the Lord supports us with his grace.

February 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 27, 2022

Jesus teaches the disciples that we will know a tree by its fruit, and this insight can be applied to the state of our spiritual lives and our relationships with one another.

February 26, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 26, 2022

We all seek healing in body, heart, mind and soul. May the Letter of James inspire us to call upon the Lord for healing both on the inside and the outside as we strive to be agents of healing for one another.

February 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 25, 2022

How often do we catch ourselves whining and complaining? (Be honest!) The fact is that it seldom helps, whereas the practice of patience and perseverance can strengthen our souls.

February 25, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 24, 2022

How we spend our money says a lot about our values and priorities. The Letter of James weighs in on the topic, warning us of the consequences if we fail to use wealth wisely.

February 24, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 23, 2022

How do we spend our time? Are we trapped in the past or always worried about the future? The Letter of James reminds us to live in the current moment, mindful that it is a precious treasure from the Lord.

February 23, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 22, 2022

When asked by the Lord, the disciples offered many answers about the identity of Jesus. Peter, however, gets it right: he is the Christ! May our lives proclaim this truth each and every day.

February 22, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 21, 2022

The first reading offers practical advice to help us evaluate the spiritual state of our souls.  Do we find bitterness, jealousy, or self-ambition?  Instead, may we cultivate the fruits of the Spirit, a true harvest that comes from Heaven.

February 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 21, 2022

Let's take a look at the themes in the readings for the 8th Sunday of the Year.

February 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 20, 2022

We have some time to reflect on what we will do to enter into the spiritual powerhouse of Lent. This presentation offers some practical and classic concepts that can be applied to the unique circumstances of our lives. May we call upon Heaven for help as we prepare for this season of grace!

February 20, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 20, 2022

The Lord's teaching in Luke's Gospel has powerful consequences for our spiritual lives. When we love - especially in difficult moments of conflict - we embrace the grace of Christ and live the gift of life at full power. This is not an easy teaching! The Lord, however, is always near to help us put his love into practice.

February 19, 2022 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Feb 19, 2022

We've all done it. We've all said things that we regret and wish we could unsay...because of the damage and pain they have called. The Letter of James reminds us all to tame our tongue!

February 19, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 18, 2022

The example of our lives (our "works") reveals our faith. This fruitfulness of our actions expresses our love for Christ. May our faith shine forth in the works we do as we offer our lives today.

February 18, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 17, 2022

The Letter of James uses a compelling example about how we can fall into the trap of partiality. May we recognize partiality when it is present, and call upon the Lord to help us see one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.

February 17, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 16, 2022

The Letter of James offers sound advice regarding speech, anger and how we put our faith into practice. Our task? Get out there and live it.

February 16, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 15, 2022

All of us face temptations of different types and intensities throughout our lives. James exhorts us to persevere...hang in there! God gives us the grace to face them.

February 15, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 14, 2022

During the next two weeks before Lent begins, the first reading at daily Mass will offer selections from the Letter of James. The introduction today will highlight some of the key themes that help us as we follow the Lord.

February 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 14, 2022

Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 7th Sunday of the Year.

February 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 13, 2022

The prophet Jeremiah reminds us that what we cultivate in our hearts will flourish in our lives. May we have the courage to take stock of the crop we find within and assess if it is worthy of the Lord.

February 12, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King

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Feb 12, 2022

This is a new low point for Israel. The kingdom is now hopelessly divided, idolatry is promoted throughout the land, and the people are far from God. Yet in the midst of this messiness the Lord remains faithful and present to those who call for help.

February 12, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 11, 2022

As the kingdom breaks down and Jeroboam challenges Solomon, we see the devastating effects of division. May we apply the lesson to our own lives as well.

February 11, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 10, 2022

Solomon's wives turn him toward the worship of other gods, so that his heart is no longer entirely for the Lord. May we be reminded how easy it is to let other things take the Lord's place in our lives.

February 10, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 9, 2022

The queen of Sheba seeks out Solomon to listen to his responses to her questions. Her search for wisdom gently reminds us to draw near to those who help us grow in knowledge and insight.

February 9, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 8, 2022

Solomon's prayer at the dedication of the Temple serves as a crucial reminder to keep our relationship with the Lord anchored in prayer each and every.

February 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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