Mary M. McGlone, CSJ, is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and a historical theologian currently writing the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States.

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Taste and see

Scripture for Life: Elijah's story seems to teach that God listens to the prayers of the beloved and answers by beckoning them toward all that life can offer. This is the message Jesus tried to convey to his companions as he described himself as the bread that comes from heaven.

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 'What is this?'

Scripture for Life: Following the lead of our ancestors in the faith, we may slowly learn to see beyond what the Letter to the Ephesians calls the "futility" of our minds and begin to perceive what God is doing here and now.

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: The shepherds we need

Scripture for Life: Christ's followers must look at our world and ask what deep and truly human hopes and hungers are being unconsciously expressed in the blind competition of sports fans, the addictions that plague every strata of society, supremacy movements and all the isms that divide our people. 

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Nothing in our hands

Scripture for Life: Ask yourself, "How different would my life be if I didn't know about or believe in Christ?" Ask too, "When have I gotten caught in the net of Christ and the vision he offers?"

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Pentecost: God's goad

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You can make me clean

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