La Salette Reflection -September 04, 2022

The Wisdom of La Salette (23rd Ordinary Sunday: Wisdom 9:13-18; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33) When was the last time you thought about God in these terms: omnipresent, omnipotent, all knowing, all seeing? In that context we easily understand the question raised in Solomon’s prayer in today’s first reading, “Who can…

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La Salette Reflections August 28, 2022

Humble Prayer (22nd Ordinary Sunday: Sirach 3:17-29; Hebrews 12:18-24; Luke 14: 1, 7-14) In today’s first reading we hear, “My child, conduct your affairs with humility.” In the gospel, Jesus says, “The one who humbles himself will be exalted.” At La Salette, the Beautiful Lady asked, “Do you say your prayers…

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La Salette Reflection for August 14, 2022 

Radical Faith 20th Ordinary Sunday: Jeremiah 38:4-10; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53 Jeremiah, committed to his prophetic ministry, was deeply disliked. His enemies, in the first reading, accused him of demoralizing the people. The message of La Salette has a strong prophetic character. It is not surprising, then, that La Salette…

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La Salette Reflection – July 31, 2022

What Matters to God 18th Ordinary Sunday: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21 Ecclesiastes, from which the first reading is drawn, makes the famous statement, “Vanity of vanities!” In Hebrew this mode of expression is used as a superlative, as in Holy of Holies, and King of Kings. The…

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Reflection for July 24, 2022 #17

Powerful Prayer 17th Ordinary Sunday: Genesis 18:20-32; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13 Today the obvious theme of the first reading and the Gospel is prayer. The Psalm, too, always a prayer in itself, acknowledges, “Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.” When we say God answers prayer,…

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Reflection for July 17, 2022 #16

Hospitality (16th Ordinary Sunday: Genesis 18:1-10; Colossians 1:24-28; Luke 10:38-42) In the spirit of Mary’s words, “Come closer, children, don’t be afraid,” we welcome you once again to our weekly reflection. Make yourself at home. Abraham, in the first reading, is a model of hospitality. He ran to meet the…

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