Reflections

Reflections

Reflections


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Ordinary Yet Extraordinary (Oct. 25, 2015)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

On October 18th, Pope Francis canonized four saints. One of them was a married couple: Louis and Marie Zelie Martin. This is the first time in Church history that a couple has been canonized in the same ceremony. They had 9 children, and only five made it to adulthood. One of their daughters was...

All We Are Given (Oct. 18, 2015)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

That is such an interesting dialogue in the Gospel: "Jesus said to [Bartimaeus], "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man replied to him, "Master, I want to see." I have no doubt that each one of us would love to hear that question from Jesus. Maybe our response will be immediate and...

Mercy of Unanswered Prayer (Oct. 11, 2015)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

We never know where people are going to go in life, nor do where know where we will end up. The two brothers, James and John, had a pretty good idea where they wanted to be and it wasn't at the back of the pack. So they go to Jesus and ask him for a favor" Jesus, we've been with you now for...

Prudence and Wisdom (Oct. 4, 2015)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

In Sunday's First Reading, Solomon prays for prudence and wisdom. He expresses his gratitude for how all good things in life "together came to me in [Wisdom's] company." I can't remember the last time I prayed specifically for prudence and wisdom. Prudence is generally taken to mean...