Scriptural Reflections

Photo: Disappearing Rainbow by Tony Hisgett / CC BY 2.0

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.

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....
Just a dream, just an ordinary dream by Wade Brooks / CC BY-NC 2.0

Trinity Sunday – Year C

Most Christian Churches, at least those in the West, celebrate Trinity Sunday. God is total mystery. not in the sense of unintelligibility but in that we are invited into fuller participation and at the same time not being allowed to hold on or even grasp the reality which is God....
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Pentecost – Year C

Pentecost might be a time when we celebrate a new awareness of the Spirit dwelling within each of us. Then, like the Disciples, we will become committed to mission, enticed by the message of Jesus, and called to proclaim it to the everyone. Can we accept the challenge!...