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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Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

We are the followers of Jesus. Our mission is to do what Jesus did and say what Jesus said: to heal, to reconcile, to liberate. Today let us pray that we will faithfully follow in Jesus’ footsteps and that we, like the apostles, will continue the ministry of Jesus....
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Third Sunday in the Season of Creation

“Get behind me, Satan! You are thinking not as God thinks but as humans do!” This challenge to Peter is addressed to us too. How does it help us deepen our ecological conversion and spirituality in this Season of Creation?...
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Second Sunday in the Season of Creation

The readings for this Second Sunday in the Season of Creation invite us to expand our contemplative consciousness to suffering nature, asking for insight, creativity, and discernment into the creative processes that will contribute to evolving the next stages in the emerging New Creation....
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First Sunday in the Season of Creation

The Season of Creation, an annual ecumenical liturgical season, celebrates the generous and awe-inspiring creativity of God and invites us to embrace the mission entrusted to the human family: a mission to celebrate this creation with gratitude, and care for it with reverence and love....
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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A Dominican Sister reflects on the Sunday Scriptural Readings. She concludes her message with the words, Let us bring the gift of our lives to the altar in praise and thanksgiving. We will be invited like Elijah to “Get up and eat else the journey will be too long.” ...