Scriptural Reflections

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We listen and hold in our hearts the Scriptural Words of covenant with our God …

In order to enhance and deepen our prayer and worship experiences and nourish our spiritual search and social transformation, the Dominican Center is committed to providing solid scriptural reflections for meditation and prayer. From a Dominican perspective, study, prayer, reflection, and dialogue are essential elements in deepening our faith and preaching God’s message of justice and peace to our culture and our world.

The reflections offered here are all scripturally based.  The majority are from the Sundays and Feasts of the Catholic liturgical year. Most are authored by Dominican women and men; however scriptural reflections by other authors are also posted. May the reflections you find here nourish you in your personal faith journey and support you in your mission to heal and transform our world.

Trinity Sunday

There are two reflections for the feast of the Holy Trinity. Both authors focus on the mystery and experience of love and relationship. We have been created by Love, out of Love, and for Love. This speaks to our experience of the triune God in our lives....

Ascension Sunday / Mother’s Day

A Dominican Sister reflects on the Ascension. She notes, the apostles were challenged to look inside of themselves and remember what Jesus had taught them… Do we sometimes “stand looking up at the sky” wondering what we can do? Let us open our eyes...

Earth Day Preaching

A Dominican Sister reflects on the Sunday Scriptures on Earth Day. She reminds us that as we continue to truly understand our place on this planet, we discover a deep love not only binding us with each other but binding us as creatures with all of God’s creatures....

Second Friday of Easter

A Dominican Sister reflects on the Gospel of John. She talks about the story of Jesus feeding the multitude. When Jesus blesses the bread and the fish, there is more than enough. God gives in abundance. Sister reminds us to share our gifts with one another....

Easter Saturday

A Dominican Sister Theologian reflects on the Easter Saturday Scriptures. We hear that with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the fearful became courageous, the timid became bold, the disbelievers became proclaimers of the Good News that Jesus had been raised, and that life was stronger than death....