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For Your Weekend: Thorns and Roses

May 20, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 17:1–11
“Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you…and everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine, and I have been glorified in them” (John 17:1,10). [...]

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For Your Weekend: He First Loved Us

May 13, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 14:15–21
From a young age, we are shown that the more excellent one’s performance is, the higher the reward. In third grade, if you are the first to memorize your times tables, you receive a prize. In middle school and high school, [...]

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For Your Weekend: A Questioning Heart

May 6, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 14:1–12
Spring has certainly sprung here in Pennsylvania. The forsythia, tulips, and daffodils are in full bloom. And so is the pollen count. While my sinuses may not enjoy this season, my heart and soul desire to soak it all in. [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Door Matters

April 29, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 10:1–10
My husband told me I had to have the new front door picked out by…well, by yesterday. I sigh as I look at the fifteen shopping tabs currently open on my browser. We are building a new house on the south end of Kent Island, [...]

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For Your Weekend: What Sets Your Heart on Fire?

April 22, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Luke 24:13–35
How often does Scripture really make sense to you? Honestly, it’s not something that happens easily or quickly for me. I can read the same verse or passage over and over again and not really “get it.” I know there’s so much goodness and truth in the Bible, [...]

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For Your Weekend: When God Shows Up for Everyone But You

April 15, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 20:19–31
A young Catholic wife and mother used Instagram to document her husband's journey with brain cancer. Illness took him far too soon, leaving her with the daunting responsibility of raising four children while simultaneously picking up a million shattered pieces of the life she loved. [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Grave and the Glory

April 8, 2023

Dig Deeper into this Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 20:1–9
My husband and I recently visited the beaches of Normandy. On June 6, 1944, the Allied forces stormed the beaches to overtake the German troops which occupied France.
As we drove toward that sacred site, we told stories that we knew about the war. [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Cry of Trust

April 1, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 26:14–27:66
One of my favorite things about being a woman is the way in which our universal experience of both heartache and joy can connect our hearts even when we don’t know each other well. I just had that kind of an experience with a woman long dead, [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Vulnerability and Divinity of Jesus

March 25, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 11:1–45
As I wrestled with my faith as a young twenty-year-old, one of the things I had trouble grasping was the concept that God knew and loved me personally. I had no trouble accepting that there was a God, [...]

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For Your Weekend: Jesus Draws Close

March 18, 2023

Dig Deeper into this Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 9:1–41
I walked out on God. On Easter Sunday. 
I was sitting in Mass, my husband at my side. The pews were full, as was usual for Easter Sunday. An infant behind us let out a wail just as we stood up for the processional hymn. [...]

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