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Hope and Promise

Posted by Hilda Walter on 3/30/20

3-29-20 – 5th Sunday of Lent

As we deal with new challenges in this unprecedented time, it may seem like we really are in the desert.  John’s Gospel today is filled with intense human emotions, presenting experiences such as loss of a loved one, along with an amalgam of ... Read More »

God is in Charge

Posted by Hilda Walter on 3/23/20

3-22-20 – 4th Sunday of Lent

We might benefit from a bit of spiritual ‘spring cleaning.’  It takes courage to look inside ourselves and admit our shortcomings, jealousies, doubts – all possible distractions from what God wants for us. In fact, these realizations can be the very thing that ... Read More »

Let God speak to you!

Posted by Hilda Walter on 3/12/20

March 8 bulletin

Perhaps we can apply some words in today’s Gospel to our daily living. Imagine yourself up on that high mountain with Peter, James, and John. You witness Jesus transfigured. You see Moses and Elijah appear and converse with him. You hear Peter say to Jesus: “Lord, ... Read More »

Lent begins!

Posted by Hilda Walter on 3/06/20

2-23-20 

Lent begins this week!  Ash Wednesday occurs 46 days before Easter, in remembrance of Jesus’ fasting in the desert for 40 days.  Every Sunday commemorates the Sunday of Christ’s resurrection, so fasting is excluded from the six Sundays in Lent.  Ashes from palm branches blessed on last year’s ... Read More »

God Calling!

Posted by Hilda Walter on 3/06/20

Have you ever felt that God was trying to get your attention?  Has your heart ever been stirred by some indefinable force, pulled toward something unknown, even formidable?  Have we considered that God might be actively participating in our lives?  Ignatius believed that God truly is active in our ... Read More »

Call, Respond, and Be Light

Posted by Hilda Walter on 2/13/20

2-9-20 

Today’s Gospel from Matthew, taken from the Sermon on the Mount, comes right after the beatitudes.  Jesus characterizes his disciples as being ‘salt of the earth’ and ‘light of the world.’  This is presented almost as a command, as in this is what you are to be, what ... Read More »

Jesus calls his first disciples

Posted by Hilda Walter on 1/31/20

Bulletin January 26

Our life’s journey takes many twists and turns, and is often filled with uncertainty.  Consider today’s Gospel telling the story of Jesus calling his first disciples.  He encounters two pairs of brothers: Simon and Andrew, James and John, who similarly leave everything behind in response to ... Read More »

God's Boundless Love

Posted by Hilda Walter on 1/30/20

1-19-20 

Millions of believers have embraced and been enriched by the foundations and legacy of Ignatian spirituality set in motion by Ignatius of Loyola and the early Jesuits.  We are blessed here at Gesu to be exposed to this ‘way of proceeding.’  Finding God in all things is a ... Read More »

Joy and Gratitude: Jesus is with Us!

Posted by Hilda Walter on 1/09/20

1-5-20  - The Epiphany of the Lord

 Today we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany – the manifestation of Christ to all the world.  We rejoice in the revelation of God in the humanity of Jesus Christ!  Through an Ignatian lens let us enter into the Scripture scene and ... Read More »

This Wondrous Gift

Posted by Hilda Walter on 12/16/19

Bulletin December 22 -> Christmas!

This 4th week of Advent leads us to Christmas!  Our spiritual life is all about union with God.  Let our Advent be all about strengthening this relationship.  We will soon celebrate receiving the great gift of love which Mary brings forth in the flesh. ... Read More »

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