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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Second Sunday in Lent – Year A

Three years ago, Sr. Karen Rossman reflected on the Transfiguration in light of the Parkland School shootings. She highlighted the way the students were transfigured, creating a wise, demanding musical message, calling us all to “Shine.” Today this reflection is a needed reminder of the challenges we still face....
Just a dream, just an ordinary dream by Wade Brooks / CC BY-NC 2.0

Feast of St. Agatha

Today we celebrate the life and death of Agatha, a woman who was faithful to Jesus. Those of us of a certain age remember when there was only one Eucharistic prayer. Every time we went to Mass we heard the names  of faithful women of the early church: Felicity, Perpetua,...

The Baptism of Jesus

We celebrate the feast of the Baptism of Jesus. Most of us can recall moments in our lives when we were touched by God. Today as we are confronted by many challenges, it is important to stay grounded in the experience of God’s relationship with each of us. ...

Epiphany – Years ABC

Encountering the Mystery of a new kind of vulnerable king, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger, these WISE men were transformed and “went back to their country a different way,” says Matthew. What does that mean for each of us as we move into 2020?...
Our Lady of Guadalupe 2013 by Sacred Heart Cathedral Knoxville / CC BY-NC 2.0

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe is a powerful symbol of Mexican identity and faith. She is associated with everything from motherhood to feminism to social justice. She is the ultimate Mexican mother and she is the Patroness of the Americas? This feast is a multicultural message to our world....