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.

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Third Sunday in Lent – Year C

Lent is a time to reevaluate how we are living/preaching with our lives: how we are present to God and allow God to be present to us. Here we are invited to be present to God Who is at once compassionate, patient, yet calling for urgency and fruitfulness from us....
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First Sunday in Lent – Year C

Lent need not be a negative, guilt-focused time. Lent should be time for deepening our relationship with God, for reflecting on our lives and reevaluating them. Where are growth and enrichment possible? How may we grow in our presence to God, opening more fully to God’s presence to us?...
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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

Jesus, in his inaugural address in Nazareth, gives us the foundational religious root to guide us in our response as Christians to the bitterly divided politics of these times. Jesus came – and we are sent – to bring good news to the poor…. Can we embrace that?...

Feast of Epiphany- Year C

The feast of the Epiphany (manifestation of God among us) is a beloved feast in the Christian world. There is rarely a creche without the presence of the Magi. Yet the power of the feast must extend beyond feelings of gratitude and wonder. ...

Feast of the Holy Innocents – Year C

In today’s Gospel, God spoke to Joseph and said: “Rise, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt.” The holy family was saved not Christmas pageantry but through the burdens and the trials of traveling as refugees. This Gospel story has a very clear message for us today....