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Reflections on the Good Shepherd.

Posted on: April 29th, 2021

By Sr. Anne, SSJD. In a Lutheran parish in Pennsylvania where my father was employed there were numerous pictures of Jesus as the Good Shepherd throughout the Sunday School rooms and nursery. In fact, one of the Nursing Homes in that city was called the Good Shepherd Home. It is an image that has stayed […]

Who was St. Mark, the Evangelist?

Posted on: April 29th, 2021

By Sr. Elizabeth, SSJD. Mark’s Gospel is by far the shortest gospel and is generally recognized by scholars as the earliest attempt to record the apostolic tradition concerning Jesus the Messiah. Dean Robert Willis of Canterbury Cathedral has said several times that each of the Gospels is an attempt to record what that writer believes […]

Easter 3: Jesus Has Many Disguises.

Posted on: April 21st, 2021

By: Sr. Doreen, SSJD Acts 3: 12-19 / Psalm 4 / 1 John 3: 1-7 / Luke 24: 33-48 You will have noticed, as I have, that the readings for Easter week are repeated on this Sunday, and indeed last Sunday as well. When we get repeats so close together, I always feel that God […]

Easter Sunday Homily

Posted on: April 8th, 2021

By. Sr. Elizabeth Ann, SSJD. Alleluia, Christ is Risen!  Alleluia, Christ is Risen!  Alleluia, Christ is Risen!  Amen. On my first full day in Jerusalem on tour with my brother in January 2020, we entered a Garden outside the city walls of the Old City. Traditionally the site of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus […]

Good Friday Homily

Posted on: April 8th, 2021

By: Sr. Elizabeth Ann, SSJD. Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22:22-30 Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 19:1-42 O most afflicted–I crucified thee. God interceded–for my salvation–not my deserving.  Amen. We began today with the stations of the cross, as I did in Jerusalem just over a year ago with my brother on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem.  We […]

Maundy Thursday Homily

Posted on: April 8th, 2021

By Sr. Elizabeth Ann, SSJD. Then take the towel, and break the bread, and humble us, and call us friends.  Suffer and serve till all are fed and show how grandly love intends to work till all creation sings, to fill all worlds, to crown all things. (CP 442, verse 4) Amen. One of the final […]

Palm Sunday

Posted on: March 30th, 2021

By Sr. Elizabeth Ann Zech 9:9-10 Psalm 24 Phil  2.5–11 Mk 11:1-11 PSALM 122 1          I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of God.”2          Now our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.3          Jerusalem is built as a city that is at unity with itself.4          To which […]