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Catholic Inspiration

Podcasts of homilies and talks given by Fr. Andrew Ricci to help people grow in faith. These reflections are part of his meditations at Three Great Things where we grow as disciples of the Lord through Study, Prayer, and Service.
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Dec 15, 2017

We can be pretty good at finding excuses not to do something, yet the Lord - who never gives up on us - continues to invite us to follow him that we might have eternal life.

December 15, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 14, 2017

When you cook, you need a certain amount of time to get prepared: clear the work space; make an ingredients list; set out your utensils and cookware.  In a similar way we need time and attention to prepare to encounter Jesus Christ in our spiritual lives.  May the example of John the Baptist inspire us to make the necessary preparations we need, and empower us to help others encounter the Lord as well.

December 14, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 13, 2017

We all experience moments of feeling burdened, exhausted and worn out.  What's the answer?  Jesus Christ!  May we draw near to the one who knows us best and draw strength to face the tasks at hand.

December 13, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 12, 2017

The Blessed Virgin Mary offers an example of faith that transformed the people of Mexico and continues to inspire millions to follow her son, Jesus Christ.  May we look to Mary for guidance and wisdom as we continue to proclaim the Good News of the Lord in our lives.

December 12, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 10, 2017

The prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled in John the Baptist to "prepare the way of the Lord" for the coming of Jesus.  Advent offers us the opportunity to make our own preparations as we repent, reconcile and look for the holy.  

December 9, 2017 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Dec 9, 2017

 The Lord offers an example of ministry and then empowers the Apostles to do the same.  Our Church today is not only founded on their work, but continues through our efforts to proclaim the Gospel in our lives today.

December 9, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 8, 2017

Mary was chosen and prepared by God to become the Mother of Jesus, and she accepted this role with a beautiful faith.  We, too, have been chosen by the Lord and endowed with particular blessings to bring the Good News to the world.  Will we accept the Lord's call in our lives?  May Mary's example inspire us to say YES! 

December 8, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 7, 2017

The Lord reminds us that when our actions serve God we build our lives on solid rock that can withstand the storms of life.  Today we look at what we do and determine how we can offer our lives to Jesus Christ.

December 7, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 6, 2017

The readings describe the abundance and richness of God's feast which nourishes the body, mind, heart and soul.  Our daily need for food underscores our fundamental need for the Lord; may we today reflect on what we need and call upon Jesus with confidence.

December 6, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 5, 2017

Jesus rejoices in the Holy Spirit, and Isaiah's prophecy reveals uplifting qualities about the Savior...qualities that offer us an example as we live our lives for the Lord.

December 5, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 3, 2017

There are many ways to get ready for Advent, but one place to begin is at home.  Consider entering into this holy season by examining where you live and determining if it is ready for Jesus Christ.

December 2, 2017 - Cathedral Parish House - Superior, WI

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Dec 2, 2017

The Lord calls us to be vigilant - against drowsiness, anxiety, and drunkenness - as we pray for the strength to face our challenges in this life.  For always remember: one day we will stand before the Son of Man.

December 2, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 1, 2017

The prophet Daniel speaks of the Lord's everlasting dominion, and Jesus affirms that his words are everlasting.  In the midst of the distractions and frantic pace of life, may we remember the permanence and strength we receive when we join our hearts to Christ.

December 1, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 30, 2017

The Lord calls Peter, Andrew, James and John by name to carry out a specific task: invite others to follow Jesus Christ.  This work continues today, and our invitation is to consider how the Lord calls us to invite others to follow as well.

November 30, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 29, 2017

The Lord speaks bluntly to the disciples, saying that many who follow him will suffer persecution.  Yet as we persevere in faith we are reminded that God will give us what we need to keep going.

November 29, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 28, 2017

"When will it end?" This common question has been with humanity since the dawn of time.  When people ask Jesus, the Lord responds with two simple points of common sense:

  • Do not be deceived
  • Do not be afraid

Thus, we live each day as the precious gift it is, ready at a moment's notice to step from this life to the next.

November 28, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 26, 2017

He is our creator, our savior, our judge and our friend.  In simple and unassuming ways, he will meet us in our struggles through this life with the courage and conviction to continue in the toughest of times.  As our king he deserves our allegiance; yet he lays down his life that we might be saved.  We owe everything to Jesus Christ, our King!

November 26, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 25, 2017

The resurrection.  Life after death.  Eternal communion with God and one another.  This crucial teaching reminds us of what is at stake in the battlefield of our souls - the opportunity for everlasting life with the peace, joy and love of Jesus Christ.  I want to be there, and I want you to join me!

November 25, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 24, 2017

In this passage of Luke's Gospel, Jesus focuses his time and attention in the Temple area.  This "house of prayer" is a place of teaching, reflection, insight and communion with God and one another.  Every time we step inside a church to pray we enter holy ground; may we frequently take time to encounter the Lord and grow as his sons and daughters.

November 24, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 23, 2017

Once a year as a nation we pause and give thanks for our blessings.  It's a great idea, and as disciples of Jesus Christ we pause everyday to thank the Lord with a grateful heart.  What are you thankful for today?  How can you share your blessings and be a light in the world?  

November 23, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 22, 2017

Jesus offers a parable about servants who have been given resources by their master.  The passage reminds us that we have all been blessed with opportunities to serve the Lord, and everyday we have a chance to act upon them.

November 22, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 21, 2017

Jesus speaks to Zacchaeus and initiates a conversation that leads to a conversion of heart.  We, too, are called to reach out to one another with the Good News of Christ...to seek and save what was lost.

November 21, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 19, 2017

The Gospel reading makes it clear that all of us will be judged according to what we have been given in this life.  Our invitation?  To take stock of the gifts and talents we have and make something special for the glory of God.

November 18, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 18, 2017

The Lord invites us to pray always and never become weary.  May the blessings and burdens of each day be a part of our daily prayer, as we call upon the Lord for what we need.

November 18, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 17, 2017

Life happens.  Sometimes we can get caught up in the cycle of our routine, only to find that everything can change in the blink of an eye.  Jesus reminds his disciples that the Son of Man will appear when least expected - empowering us to live each day as if it is our last, taking nothing for granted as we keep our eyes fixed on the Lord.

November 18, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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