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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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Aug 16, 2017

The Lord offers a three-step process to confront division within a relationship.  It's practical and powerful...and crucial for us to put into practice.

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

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Aug 15, 2017

Mary's assumption into Heaven reveals her crucial role in the Church.  As the Mother of God her "fiat" to the Angel Gabriel proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and her fidelity to God's will as she stood at the Cross offers us a profound example as we strive to live our faith in the midst of difficulty.

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

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Aug 13, 2017

Fear is a part of life, yet our response determines the impact it will have upon us.  Peter's experience of fear reminds us that we have an opportunity today to call upon the Lord for the courage we need to face our fears with the power of faith.

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

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Aug 12, 2017

Jesus heals a child that could not be helped by this disciples.  Why?  Their faith was not strong enough.  As the disciples sought to strengthen their faith we can learn from them, training our "spiritual muscles" to become strong as we turn to the Lord for wisdom, strength and guidance.

August 12, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 11, 2017

While there are many priorities that can seek out attention, the Lord reminds us today that eternal life is greater than all others.  With this thought in mind may we keep our eyes fixed on Heaven as we strive to live each day with this final destination before us.

August 11, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Aug 10, 2017

When a grain of wheat falls to the ground it dies, and through this sacrifice of itself it begets new life.  Our sacrifices - when directed by the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ - can also become a rich offering to the Lord, who will change and transform us with his gift of life.

August 10, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 9, 2017

The faith of the Canaanite woman was steadfast, and Jesus acknowledges her conviction with joy.  May her example inspire us to hold fast to faith in our moments of need.

August 9, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 8, 2017

Caught in the storm Jesus exhorts his disciples to take courage and discard fear.  What a great reminder for us today!  When fear threatens to choke our lives may we turn to the one who offers us strength and wisdom to carry on.

August 8, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 6, 2017

The glory and power displayed on the mountain top reveal to Peter, James and John the true nature of Jesus.  What's more, as his disciples they will one day enter into that same glory as they offer their lives.  Each day we can be changed through our sacrifice and service so that we will be ready for what awaits us in the Kingdom of Heaven.

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

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Aug 5, 2017

The death of John the Baptist is an outrage, a stark example of human cruelty that assaults our sensibilities.  While we acknowledge the presence of violence and hatred in our world we continue to see in the Cross of Christ God's response: a love that embraces our sins.

August 5, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 4, 2017

Jesus returns to the village where he grew up and encountered the disbelief of those who were trapped in the past.  All of us are works in progress and every day provides us with one more opportunity to grow as Sons & Daughters of God...even if those who knew us as children fail to see how far we've grown.

August 4, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 3, 2017

Every day we have the opportunity to learn life lessons, whether it's good or bad, pleasant or painful.  As we follow the Lord we can take these lessons and become more fully sons and daughters of God...preparing for the day when the Lord will call us to the Kingdom of Heaven.

August 3, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Aug 2, 2017

Moses speaks face-to-face with the Lord, to the point that his face becomes dazzlingly bright.  Every day in our prayer and sacraments we, too, can encounter Jesus Christ in a powerful and personal way...transforming our lives as well.

Aug 1, 2017

The Lord's explanation of the parable of the weeds and the wheat reminds us that in the face of the Final Judgment we have the opportunity today to seek the mercy of Jesus Christ.

August 1, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 30, 2017

When God said to King Solomon, "Ask something of me and I will give it to you," Solomon offers a response that is profound...inviting us today to consider how we carry out the Lord's plan for our lives as we serve others with God's grace.

July 29, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Jul 29, 2017

Martha's conversation with Jesus reveals the depth of her friendship and the conviction of her faith.  May her example inspire us to turn to the Lord in our need with the same trust.

July 29, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

 

Jul 28, 2017

As Jesus explains the meaning of the parable of the sower, he provides us with an opportunity to reflect on what needs to be removed from our hearts as we cultivate our lives for the Lord.

July 28, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jul 27, 2017

God speaks to the people in great and small ways, reminding us that the Lord continues to touch our hearts and invite us to respond.

July 27, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jul 26, 2017

God does the planting, and it's our job to do what we can to help the seeds grow.  What's the Lord planting in your heart today?  What are the obstacles?  What can you do to cultivate a harvest worth of the Lord?

July 26, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 25, 2017

Jesus addresses a teachable moment when he explains that glory in Heaven comes from offering one's life in charity and service.  James and John will drink from the cup of of Christ, reminding us that every time we offer our lives for others we follow the example of Christ.

July 25, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jul 23, 2017

Every gardener encounters weeds, and the Lord uses this image in the Gospel of Matthew to remind us that in the garden of our hearts we have a daily opportunity to pull out what does not belong.

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

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Jul 22, 2017

The Gospel of John recounts how Mary Magdalene was the first to meet the Risen Lord.  Her conversion and witness inspire us: no matter what our past has been, God's grace can touch our hearts and change our lives!

July 22, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 21, 2017

Speaking with the pharisees, Jesus offers an insight into God's compassion and mercy when he says, "I desire mercy, not sacrifice."  Today we have the opportunity to offer to Christ the gift of mercy as we lovingly respond to the weaknesses of those around us, as we claim the Lord's mercy for ourselves.

July 21, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 20, 2017

Moses stands before God and receives his commission to go to Egypt.  It will be hard, but the Lord will walk with him.  As we face our challenges in life, God will give us what we need as well.

July 20, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jul 19, 2017

Moses, standing on holy ground in the sight of the burning bush, is sent by God on a mission to free the people from their bondage in Egypt.  As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue God's saving work in the world today.

July 19, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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