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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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Jun 14, 2021

Jesus continues his teaching in the Sermon on the Mount with a reminder that we are called to offer a response to evil that is worthy of heaven.

June 14, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 13, 2021

The Gospel parables remind us that growth happens over time, often when we least expect. Let us learn the lessons of the pandemic and call upon God's grace that we may continue to grow to our full stature as sons and daughters of the Most High.

June 12, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 10, 2021

One of the toughest commandments of Christ is the directive to forgive and reconcile. Yet this commandment is essential as we follow the Lord with full and open hearts.

June 10, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 9, 2021

Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets, and as we carry out his commands we continue his saving mission in the context of our daily circumstances.

June 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 8, 2021

Christ calls us to be Salt and Light in the world, sharing the blessings we have received with those around us.

June 8, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 7, 2021

Today we begin with the Beatitudes, and it begs a question: how do we recognize God's blessings in our lives?

June 7, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 5, 2021

The Book of Tobit, Part V - In the final installment, we see the revelation of the angel Raphael who urges Tobit and Tobiah to give unceasing praise to God.

June 5, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 4, 2021

The Book of Tobit, Part IV - Tobit is healed and reunited with his son and daughter-in-law.

June 4, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 3, 2021

The Book of Tobit, Part III - On their wedding night, Tobiah and Sarah offer a prayer to God, asking for protection and help.

June 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 2, 2021

The Book of Tobit, Part II - In their anguish Tobit and Sarah pray to God, who hears their petitions and sends Raphael to their assistance.

June 2, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 1, 2021

Part I - We meet Tobit and his wife, Anna, and learn how prolonged suffering can wear us down with fatigue.

June 1, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 31, 2021

Mary's "Magnificat" follows from her visit to Elizabeth and greeting between two babies from the womb. For all of you who have a special devotion to the Rosary, happy feast day!

May 31, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 29, 2021

When asked about his authority, Jesus counters with a question that reveals the limits of the conversation. This insight can help us be more aware and sensitive to the spiritual questions we face with the people in our lives.

May 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 28, 2021

Mark's Gospel reveals the spiritual fruitfulness of forgiveness as a crucial component to our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. May we look for ways that we can ask and extend forgiveness today to those around us as we offer our lives to the Lord.

May 28, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 27, 2021

The exchange between Jesus and Bartimaeus reveals the Lord's profound compassion in the midst of human suffering. May the faith of a blind man inspire us to turn to Jesus Christ for the grace we need each day.

May 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 26, 2021

Jesus teaches a powerful lesson regarding how the path to greatness may be found through our service toward one another.

May 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 25, 2021

The conversation between Jesus and Peter reveals a crucial insight: our choices express our values and priorities. May we place our love for Jesus Christ above all else in this life, so as to prepare us for our entry into the life to come.

May 25, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 16, 2021

Noah's ark is a well known passage of Genesis that captures the imagination. Confronting wickedness and sin, the ark is a sign of hope in which God offers us a way forward - inviting us to mirror this example as we now prepare to embark on the season of Lent tomorrow.

February 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 15, 2021

The original sin of Adam and Eve carries on within their family, reminding us how sin - if left unchecked - leaves devastating consequences on those closest to us.

Feb 14, 2021

The healing encounter between Jesus and the leper reveals the Lord's fundamental desire to restore and renew our lives. May we take stock of our spiritual situation right now and draw near to the Divine Physician for what we need to grow in grace.

February 13, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 13, 2021

Following their disobedience, Adam and Eve confront the consequences of their sin, even as their behaviors reveal how it has begun to affect them.

February 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 12, 2021

Evil enters the world when Adam and Eve are tempted by the serpent. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we practice constant vigilance: aware of daily temptations in our lives, we renew our hearts to the Lord through prayer, sacraments and virtue.

February 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 11, 2021

The creation account continues in Genesis with a focus on God's goodness and our need for relationships, particularly in the context of marriage. May the beauty of marriage inspire us to help all marriages foster and grow.

February 11, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 10, 2021

The garden of Eden is established and God gives a simple command, setting the stage for how humanity will respond.

February 10, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 9, 2021

Genesis continues with the account of the creation of living creatures throughout the earth. God then creates humanity and charges us with care and stewardship of the earth before taking a rest on the seventh day.

February 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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