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Contemplation: A Way to Pray

Sister Susan Kidd, CND will preach a retreat on Thursday, March 26, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Belcourt Spirituality Centre in Rustico, PE. The retreat's theme will be "Contemplation: A Way to Pray". For more information, see the Diocese of Charlottetown's website.

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Jer. 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:7-9, John 12:20-33

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Sharon Norton, Associate, gathered the thoughtful ideas of the Staten Island, NY Associates and Sisters on this Sunday’s readings (Jer. 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:7-9, John 12:20-33) for this reflection. 

This past Wednesday evening, the SI Sisters and Associates considered the Fifth Sunday’s readings and Gospel and offer you some of our thoughts. 

Jeremiah gives, what one of our sisters has called, a “foreshadowing of Jesus” as he describes how the first covenant birthed the second.

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

As I reflect on John’s Gospel, I am vividly aware of the cold, strong wind blowing the snow outside amidst another Maritime winter storm, while simultaneously sensing the warmth of love in this gospel reading along with all of its complexity.  I remind myself that all the gospels are rooted in the words and actions of Jesus of Nazareth and portray his interactions and ministry while living among the disciples and others. This reading today is poignant as it comes six days before Jesus is going to die, the final week of his human life in Jerusalem. It is Passover time and people have come from all over the world to the city of Jerusalem. Two Greeks have “come to see Jesus”.  Did they hear of his miracles? Maybe they want to be his followers?  

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