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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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May 20, 2018

The Holy Spirit transforms the Lord's disciples, empowering them in the face of adversity and uniting them in love.  The same Spirit continues to work in our lives today, inviting us to call out for the help and guidance we need as we journey through this life.

May 19, 2018 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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May 19, 2018

Jesus reminds Peter in the Gospel of John to focus on his own particular path and not worry about anyone else.  It's a good lesson for us all as we concentrate our effort to carry out the unique tasks that each of us has received from the Lord.

May 19, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 18, 2018

After the resurrection, Jesus asks Peter three times "Do you love me?"  It's a powerful reminder that God's answer to human weakness and limitation is love...and our invitation is to offer our love to the Lord - regardless of our imperfections - with an open heart.

May 18, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

May 17, 2018

Jesus speaks of our need to unite our hearts in love, and he offers the example of the Heavenly Father to inspire us.  May God's love empower each of us to look for ways that we can unite when we are confronted with division.

May 17, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 16, 2018

Jesus prays to the Father that the disciples might share in his joy.  As a Fruit of the Spirit, joy is a quality that arises from our love with God and one another.  May we look for joy in our lives today and share the joy of Jesus Christ with those we meet.

May 16, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 15, 2018

In the Gospel of John we hear today how the Lord prays to his Heavenly Father for the disciples.  In other words, the Lord prays for us!  May this personal relationship we have with Jesus draw us closer to the Christ and one another.

May 15, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 13, 2018

Through the Ascension of the Lord we now look to Christ who is present to all people in all time and space for the grace we need to face the challenges of life.  Be not afraid!  Rather, draw strength from Jesus and engage life with the joy of the Good News.

May 12, 2018 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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May 12, 2018

Jesus teaches the disciples that out of love he was sent from the Father into this world, and now he leaves the world to return to the Father.  All of us are pilgrims passing through this life; as we live each day may we recall that one day the Father will call us out of this world as well.

May 12, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 11, 2018

Jesus promises a joy that is permanent and complete; may we follow the Lord today in the midst of our challenges with the conviction that God will give us what we need to find our way through this life to the Kingdom of Heaven.

May 11, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 10, 2018

We recognize that being disciples of Jesus Christ does not take away experiences of suffering and loss; rather, we understand that God will give us what we need to make our way through even the darkest moments of life - turning our grief into joy.

May 10, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 9, 2018

Why do we pray every week at Mass?  Why is it so important?  Fr. Andrew shares some key points with the children at Cathedral School.

May 9, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 8, 2018

Jesus promises the disciples that he will send the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, to come upon them after he leaves.  The Spirit will shine in the world revealing sin, righteousness and condemnation.  May the Spirit help us today to see clearly as we follow the Lord.

May 8, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 6, 2018

The commandment to love one another as Christ loves us will stretch us and invite us to offer our entire lives as disciples of Jesus Christ.  May our "Yes!" open our hearts to God's love in our lives as we share this love with those we meet today.

May 5,2018 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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May 5, 2018

There is a cost to following the Lord: sometimes we must endure the hardship of hate in this world and contend with forces that would seek to destroy the goodness in our lives.  Yet we do not stand alone; Jesus Christ gives us the strength we need to face this hardship with the power of his grace.

May 5, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 4, 2018

"Love one another as I love you" is an awe-inspiring commandment.  We cannot do this alone; rather, Jesus chooses us and appoints us to follow his example and bear the fruit of unconditional love in our hearts.  As our friend, he gives us the grace and strength we need to walk in the light of his love.

May 4, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 3, 2018

Philip's desire to "see the Father" reminds us that even though the apostles walked with the Son, they longed to see the face of God the Father.  Seeing isn't believing; it's only seeing.  May our relationship with Christ grow stronger each day as we seek to follow the Lord as we journey through life.

May 3, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 2, 2018

As followers of Jesus Christ we are called to cultivate a fruitful harvest in our hearts.  This not only means fostering the Fruits of the Spirit in our lives, but it also requires our willingness to be pruned of the spiritual vices and behaviors that keep us from God and one another.

May 2, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 1, 2018

The memorial of St. Joseph the Worker offers an opportunity to see how our work - great or small - can bring glory to God.  What's your work today?  Look for the Lord in your labors and make your work an offering worthy of God.

May 1, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Apr 29, 2018

The accident at the oil refinery in Superior last week was a stark reminder how we rely on and support one another in times of danger.  Where do we find the strength to work together?  United in our faith in Jesus Christ we are nourished with God's grace so that we can offer our lives for one another.

April 28, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Apr 28, 2018

Jesus helps the disciples understand that to see him is to see the Father, and to believe in him leads to doing great works in his name.  But note this: these words are meant for us as well!  As we see God at work in our lives, may our belief flourish as we do the work that is before us for the glory and honor of Christ.

April 28, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 27, 2018

Trusting in God is one of those phrases that comes quick to the tongue but can be hard to say when confronted with disaster.  Yet this is exactly why Jesus came!  In the struggles and challenges of this world we look to the one who is the way, the truth and the life - so that we can face what comes before us as we make our way to Heaven.

April 27, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Apr 26, 2018

Who taught you about Jesus?  Who strengthened and fostered your faith?  This gift we have been received is not just for our own use...it must be passed on.  Which begs the obvious question: Who has God placed in your life today, and how can you share your faith?

April 26, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Apr 25, 2018

On this feast of St. Mark we hear the command of the Risen Lord to the Eleven: they are to go out into the world and proclaim the Gospel.  May these words inspire us today to share our faith with the people God has placed in our lives.

April 25, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 24, 2018

The Lord gives us eternal life, and as we focus on Heaven we have the opportunity to live for the Lord here on earth.  We are pilgrims passing through this world, and all that we say and do is guided by the simple fact that this life is homework to prepare us for the life to come.

April 24, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Apr 22, 2018

The Good Shepherd offers his life for the care and protection of the sheep.  The Lord's example inspires us: God calls us - in spite of our imperfections and weaknesses - to care and protect those entrusted to us.  May we call upon the Shepherd for what we need as we continue his service in the world.

April 21, 2018 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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