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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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Dec 18, 2016

We call upon the Lord as Emmanuel which means "God is with us" when we are alone, exhausted, searching and sinful.  May we turn to the Lord in our need and rejoice in the saving power of God!

December 17, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 17, 2016

The genealogy of Jesus outlined in Matthew's Gospel recalls the crucial role of family.  Our families are crucial networks where we grow and face the challenges of life.  While no one has a perfect family (certainly not Jesus!) we all can find within our own families opportunities to foster faith, hope and love.

December 17, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 16, 2016

The Lord points out that the works he performs testify on his behalf.  Following his example and the words of Isaiah the prophet, we have the opportunity every day to lead others to Christ as we observe what is right and do what is just by offering Christian witness in our daily actions.

December 16, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 15, 2016

Jesus offers us a glimpse of the power and beauty of the Kingdom of God, inspiring us to live the Lord's love today as we set our eyes on the world to come.

December 15, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 14, 2016

Jesus tells the disciples of John the Baptist to report what they see and hear - wonders that show that Jesus is Lord.  May we carry the same message into our lives today!

December 14, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 13, 2016

Actions speak louder than...yeah, you know the rest.  Now all we have to do: act in a manner worthy of Christ.

December 13, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 12, 2016

Fr. Andrew discusses some of the Advent ideas that people shared with him on his Facebook page in the areas of Prayer, Scripture, Spiritual Reading, Liturgy, and Family Life.

December 12, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 11, 2016

Christ's words to the disciples of John the Baptist proclaim Good News.  The Lord's work - filled with power and might - brings hope to all who receive God's gift of grace.

December 10, 2016 - St. Anthony Catholic Church - Superior, WI

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Dec 10, 2016

Like Elijah, John the Baptist came to help the people return to the Lord.  May this Advent season help us to draw close to Christ and be filled with the Lord's love.

December 10, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 9, 2016

Have you ever found yourself in a grumpy mood, where it's easy to complain regardless of the situation?  A good antidote: focus on Jesus Christ, the light of life.

December 9, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 8, 2016

Mary's "yes" to God offers us an example, for as she participated in God's plan of salvation so we, too, have a daily opportunity to let the Lord's work be done through our words and actions.  

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

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Dec 7, 2016

As a child rests in a parent's embrace, so we are invited to draw near to Christ and rest in his love.  Are you weary?  Tired?  Stressed?  Come to Jesus and be renewed by his peace.

December 7, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 6, 2016

Like a shepherd who seeks the lost sheep, so the Lord seeks and saves us when we have lost our way.  May we learn from Jesus, the gentle Shepherd, and reach out to one another with the same compassion.

December 6, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 4, 2016

Repentance provides us with the opportunity to remove what is not worthy of heaven and replace it with graces that are fruitful and life-giving.  May this Advent empower us to turn away from sin and embrace a life in Christ.

December 4, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 3, 2016

As Jesus looked with pity on the people in their need, he not only served them but he empowered and directed his disciples to do the same.  As we look to the Lord for guidance and strength we also remember the command to love and serve those entrusted to our care.

Dec 2, 2016

Two blind men hear about Jesus, and they believe that he can heal them.  Seeing clearly with their hearts they were given sight to their eyes.  May we have the same depth and strength of faith as well!

December 2, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 1, 2016

In the Gospel of Matthew the Lord reminds us that our faith requires both speech and action - where our words and deeds consistently reveal to others our trust in Jesus Christ.

December 1, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 30, 2016

The call of St. Andrew reminds us that the Lord continues to invite us to follow him and proclaim the Good News so that others can experience the saving love of Christ.

November 30, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 29, 2016

Isaiah proclaims hope - that from a dead stump there will appear new life and the order of the world will change.  Jesus invites us to look closely at what God is doing, as our hope in the Lord gives strength and meaning to how we live today.

November 29, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 27, 2016

All of the Scripture readings evoke a call to action; we are invited to get ready, be prepared, and attentive to the Lord and one another.  May this Advent season - a gift of the Church - help us all to get our hearts and minds ready for the birth of Jesus Christ!

November 27, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - 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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