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S+L BLOG: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB



Read a reflection for the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica by Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. (Friday, November 9, 2018.) ...read more
Two stories of remarkable widows force us to reexamine our understanding of the poor and poverty, and to look at our own ways of being generous with others. ...read more
Watch this video reflection from Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, for All Souls Day. ...read more
Read this reflection by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, for All Saints Day. ...read more
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 4, 2018 Today’s first reading from the Book of Deuteronomy (6:2-6) and the section from Mark’s Gospel (12:28-34) contain the fundamental prayer of the Shema, the Hebrew profession of faith: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord” (Deuteronomy 6:4). Just as we profess our faith ...read more
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – October 28th, 2018 Mark’s healing stories of the blind man of Bethsaida (8:22-26) and the healing of Bartimaeus, the blind man on the road to Jericho (10:46-52), were undoubtedly popular stories in the early Church, and they remain very significant stories for the contemporary Church. These miracles ...read more
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – October 21st, 2018 The readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Cycle B invite us to prayerfully consider the priesthood and priestly ministry. The first reading is the passage of Isaiah’s mysterious suffering servant who takes upon himself the people’s iniquity (Isaiah 53:2-11). The second ...read more
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – October 14th, 2018 Mark’s Gospel story of Jesus’ encounter with the man seeking eternal life is essentially a vocation story (Mark 10:17-30). It is the only story in Mark in which the individual called responds not by following but by going away. The story is narrated in ...read more
Read this reflection from Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, on the transformative qualities of a shared meal, as portrayed in the classic film, Babette's Feast. ...read more
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – October 7th, 2018 Rather than commenting in detail on each of the readings for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B), I would like to offer some general reflections on marriage and family life that flow from today’s readings. In today’s Gospel (Mark 10:2-16) the Pharisees once ...read more