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The Lord never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness. #PopeFrancis


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Teach me to listen, O, God, to those nearest me: my family, my friends, my co-workers. Help me to be aware that no matter what words I hear, the message is, “Accept the person I am. Listen to me.” Teach me to listen, my caring God, to those far from me– the whisper of the hopeless, the plea of the forgotten, the cry of the anguished.

Teach me to listen, O God my Mother, to myself. Help me to be less afraid to trust the voice inside — in the deepest part of me. Teach me to listen, Holy Spirit, for your voice — in busyness and in boredom, in certainty and doubt, in noise and in silence. Teach me, Lord, to listen. Amen.

—John Veltri, S.J.


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First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

Mt 8: 18-22

Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. A scribe then approached and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Another of his disciples said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


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Whole-hearted Response

In today’s gospel Matthew introduces us to two potential followers of Jesus who express their openness to his masterful ability to teach. Knowing that Christ most often had experienced the hostility of the scribes who held fast to the strict tradition of the Jewish law, it is certainly an amazing reversal to discover one of their members in the position of acknowledging Jesus with the honorable title of Teacher —Rabbi.

With both candidates, Jesus challenges the honesty of their readiness to follow him immediately and not look back. This, indeed, might be a good time for me to evaluate my personal commitment to Jesus. Is it whole-hearted or a bit sluggish? A good question to ponder as I go about the daily ministry to which I have been called by the Lord.

—Sr. Ann Romayne Fallon, O.P. is an Adrian Dominican sister with notable experience in high school and diocesan administration. Currently she provides pastoral ministry to the Dominican community in Adrian MI.


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June 30, 2014

First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

Mt 8: 18-22

Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. A scribe then approached and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Another of his disciples said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Whole-hearted Response

In today’s gospel Matthew introduces us to two potential followers of Jesus who express their openness to his masterful ability to teach. Knowing that Christ most often had experienced the hostility of the scribes who held fast to the strict tradition of the Jewish law, it is certainly an amazing reversal to discover one of their members in the position of acknowledging Jesus with the honorable title of Teacher —Rabbi.

With both candidates, Jesus challenges the honesty of their readiness to follow him immediately and not look back. This, indeed, might be a good time for me to evaluate my personal commitment to Jesus. Is it whole-hearted or a bit sluggish? A good question to ponder as I go about the daily ministry to which I have been called by the Lord.

—Sr. Ann Romayne Fallon, O.P. is an Adrian Dominican sister with notable experience in high school and diocesan administration. Currently she provides pastoral ministry to the Dominican community in Adrian MI.

Prayer

Teach me to listen, O, God, to those nearest me:  my family, my friends, my co-workers. Help me to be aware that no matter what words I hear, the message is, “Accept the person I am. Listen to me.” Teach me to listen, my caring God, to those far from me– the whisper of the hopeless, the plea of the forgotten, the cry of the anguished.

Teach me to listen, O God my Mother, to myself. Help me to be less afraid to trust the voice inside — in the deepest part of me. Teach me to listen, Holy Spirit, for your voice — in busyness and in boredom, in certainty and doubt, in noise and in silence. Teach me, Lord, to listen.  Amen.

—John Veltri, S.J.


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We are invited today to pray for #PopeFrancis and the Church of mercy which he shepherds.


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Prayer

Life-giving God, the light of your revelation brought Peter and Paul the gift of faith in Jesus your Son. Through their prayers may we who received this faith through their preaching give witness in our daily lives to Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord. Amen.


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The Church of Mercy

One of the Vatican’s most sought-after pilgrimage sites is the “Scavi”—the excavations under St. Peter’s Basilica where the tomb of St. Peter was discovered in the 20th century. Standing in that narrow, cramped space the exchange between Jesus and Peter in today’s gospel comes alive: “Who do you say that I am?” “You are the Christ, the son of the Living God.” With that act of faith, Peter’s life was changed…as was the course of human history.

Later in this gospel passage, Jesus declares: “You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church.” Standing amidst the stones of the Scavi, that promise is literally fulfilled.

Centuries pass and now Pope Francis is the current “rock,” holding the keys of Peter. We are invited today to pray for Pope Francis and the Church of mercy which he shepherds. It is also a good day also to reflect on my personal commitment to the Church as well as my practical willingness to “walk with the poor” as Pope Francis invites.

And I ponder the impact of Jesus’ question in my own personal life: “Who do you say that I am?”

—The Jesuit Prayer Team


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SOLEMNITY OF STS. PETER AND PAUL

Mt 16: 13-19

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


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June 29, 2014

SOLEMNITY OF STS.  PETER AND PAUL

Mt 16: 13-19

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

The Church of Mercy

One of the Vatican’s most sought-after pilgrimage sites is the “Scavi”—the excavations under St. Peter’s Basilica where the tomb of St. Peter was discovered in the 20th century. Standing in that narrow, cramped space the exchange between Jesus and Peter in today’s gospel comes alive: “Who do you say that I am?”  “You are the Christ, the son of the Living God.”  With that act of faith, Peter’s life was changed…as was the course of human history.

Later in this gospel passage, Jesus declares: “You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church.” Standing amidst the stones of the Scavi, that promise is literally fulfilled.

Centuries pass and now Pope Francis is the current “rock,” holding the keys of Peter. We are invited today to pray for Pope Francis and the Church of mercy which he shepherds. It is also a good day also to reflect on my personal commitment to the Church as well as my practical willingness to “walk with the poor” as Pope Francis invites.

And I ponder the impact of Jesus’ question in my own personal life: “Who do you say that I am?”

—The Jesuit Prayer Team

Prayer

Life-giving God, the light of your revelation brought Peter and Paul the gift of faith in Jesus your Son. Through their prayers may we who received this faith through their preaching give witness in our daily lives to Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord.  Amen.


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The Lord never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness. #PopeFrancis


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Prayer

Teach me to listen, O, God, to those nearest me: my family, my friends, my co-workers. Help me to be aware that no matter what words I hear, the message is, “Accept the person I am. Listen to me.” Teach me to listen, my caring God, to those far from me– the whisper of the hopeless, the plea of the forgotten, the cry of the anguished.

Teach me to listen, O God my Mother, to myself. Help me to be less afraid to trust the voice inside — in the deepest part of me. Teach me to listen, Holy Spirit, for your voice — in busyness and in boredom, in certainty and doubt, in noise and in silence. Teach me, Lord, to listen. Amen.

—John Veltri, S.J.


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First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

Mt 8: 18-22

Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. A scribe then approached and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Another of his disciples said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


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Whole-hearted Response

In today’s gospel Matthew introduces us to two potential followers of Jesus who express their openness to his masterful ability to teach. Knowing that Christ most often had experienced the hostility of the scribes who held fast to the strict tradition of the Jewish law, it is certainly an amazing reversal to discover one of their members in the position of acknowledging Jesus with the honorable title of Teacher —Rabbi.

With both candidates, Jesus challenges the honesty of their readiness to follow him immediately and not look back. This, indeed, might be a good time for me to evaluate my personal commitment to Jesus. Is it whole-hearted or a bit sluggish? A good question to ponder as I go about the daily ministry to which I have been called by the Lord.

—Sr. Ann Romayne Fallon, O.P. is an Adrian Dominican sister with notable experience in high school and diocesan administration. Currently she provides pastoral ministry to the Dominican community in Adrian MI.


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June 30, 2014

First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

Mt 8: 18-22

Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. A scribe then approached and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Another of his disciples said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Whole-hearted Response

In today’s gospel Matthew introduces us to two potential followers of Jesus who express their openness to his masterful ability to teach. Knowing that Christ most often had experienced the hostility of the scribes who held fast to the strict tradition of the Jewish law, it is certainly an amazing reversal to discover one of their members in the position of acknowledging Jesus with the honorable title of Teacher —Rabbi.

With both candidates, Jesus challenges the honesty of their readiness to follow him immediately and not look back. This, indeed, might be a good time for me to evaluate my personal commitment to Jesus. Is it whole-hearted or a bit sluggish? A good question to ponder as I go about the daily ministry to which I have been called by the Lord.

—Sr. Ann Romayne Fallon, O.P. is an Adrian Dominican sister with notable experience in high school and diocesan administration. Currently she provides pastoral ministry to the Dominican community in Adrian MI.

Prayer

Teach me to listen, O, God, to those nearest me:  my family, my friends, my co-workers. Help me to be aware that no matter what words I hear, the message is, “Accept the person I am. Listen to me.” Teach me to listen, my caring God, to those far from me– the whisper of the hopeless, the plea of the forgotten, the cry of the anguished.

Teach me to listen, O God my Mother, to myself. Help me to be less afraid to trust the voice inside — in the deepest part of me. Teach me to listen, Holy Spirit, for your voice — in busyness and in boredom, in certainty and doubt, in noise and in silence. Teach me, Lord, to listen.  Amen.

—John Veltri, S.J.


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We are invited today to pray for #PopeFrancis and the Church of mercy which he shepherds.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Life-giving God, the light of your revelation brought Peter and Paul the gift of faith in Jesus your Son. Through their prayers may we who received this faith through their preaching give witness in our daily lives to Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord. Amen.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

The Church of Mercy

One of the Vatican’s most sought-after pilgrimage sites is the “Scavi”—the excavations under St. Peter’s Basilica where the tomb of St. Peter was discovered in the 20th century. Standing in that narrow, cramped space the exchange between Jesus and Peter in today’s gospel comes alive: “Who do you say that I am?” “You are the Christ, the son of the Living God.” With that act of faith, Peter’s life was changed…as was the course of human history.

Later in this gospel passage, Jesus declares: “You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church.” Standing amidst the stones of the Scavi, that promise is literally fulfilled.

Centuries pass and now Pope Francis is the current “rock,” holding the keys of Peter. We are invited today to pray for Pope Francis and the Church of mercy which he shepherds. It is also a good day also to reflect on my personal commitment to the Church as well as my practical willingness to “walk with the poor” as Pope Francis invites.

And I ponder the impact of Jesus’ question in my own personal life: “Who do you say that I am?”

—The Jesuit Prayer Team


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SOLEMNITY OF STS. PETER AND PAUL

Mt 16: 13-19

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


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June 29, 2014

SOLEMNITY OF STS.  PETER AND PAUL

Mt 16: 13-19

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

The Church of Mercy

One of the Vatican’s most sought-after pilgrimage sites is the “Scavi”—the excavations under St. Peter’s Basilica where the tomb of St. Peter was discovered in the 20th century. Standing in that narrow, cramped space the exchange between Jesus and Peter in today’s gospel comes alive: “Who do you say that I am?”  “You are the Christ, the son of the Living God.”  With that act of faith, Peter’s life was changed…as was the course of human history.

Later in this gospel passage, Jesus declares: “You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church.” Standing amidst the stones of the Scavi, that promise is literally fulfilled.

Centuries pass and now Pope Francis is the current “rock,” holding the keys of Peter. We are invited today to pray for Pope Francis and the Church of mercy which he shepherds. It is also a good day also to reflect on my personal commitment to the Church as well as my practical willingness to “walk with the poor” as Pope Francis invites.

And I ponder the impact of Jesus’ question in my own personal life: “Who do you say that I am?”

—The Jesuit Prayer Team

Prayer

Life-giving God, the light of your revelation brought Peter and Paul the gift of faith in Jesus your Son. Through their prayers may we who received this faith through their preaching give witness in our daily lives to Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord.  Amen.


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