Do Something Different, Do Something New

By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB

lst Reading Acts 6:8-15; 2nd Reading Rev 5:11-14; Gospel John 21:1-19

The Gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Easter is wonderful, all of it. But let’s focus on one line in particular. The disciples had spent the whole night fishing, to no avail. At dawn they saw a man standing on shore. Although they didn’t recognize the man as Jesus, they did what he advised them: “Cast the net on the other side of the boat.” They caught more fish than they could easily drag to shore.

What did Jesus really tell them? What is he telling us? To “do something new.” (Isaiah 43:19) Continue Reading

Spirituality and Work Lecture Rescheduled

Postponed last month because of a blizzard, Sr. Helen Carey’s lecture on Spirituality and Work has been rescheduled for Tues. March 8 at 1:40 pm at St. Ambrose University’s Rogalski Center. “Many people experience a disconnect between the values of their private lives and those of their work or workplaces,” she says. Sister Helen suggests that past wisdom about the nature and needs of the soul can still provide guidance for 21st century efforts to align one’s personal and work lives.

The lecture on Tues. March 8 at 1:40 pm is part of St. Ambrose University’s Ubiquity of Work program, and is free and open to the public. Hope you can make it!!

Pentecost Sunday

By Sr. Catherine Cleary, OSB

How can you go away and yet stay? But this is exactly what happened to Jesus at Pentecost. Jesus” going to God in his death is not a going away from the disciples but a coming and staying with us in a new way. The new way is symbolized by how Jesus encounters the disciples. After his death even though the doors are locked, Jesus appears in their midst. His new presence is not bound by physical limitation and as Thomas finds out, not properly known by physical inspection. Read more