Eight weeks to go before Election Day! The Leadership Team of the Blauvelt Dominican Sisters invites all people of good will to join them in eight minutes of silent, contemplative prayer each Tuesday at a time of your choosing from September 20, 2016, through Election Day on November 8.
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Rich Man and Lazarus Luke 16:19-31
25th Sunday ~ Ordinary Time
1 Timothy 2:1-8
Called to Act - September 2016
New York Algonquin Pipeline Resisters Stand in Solidarity
with the Standing Rock Demonstrators in North Dakota
EX 32:7-11, 13-14; PS 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19; 1 TM 1:12-17; LK 15:1-32
Today's Gospel reading, the story of "The Prodigal Son", is the inspiration Pope Francis is using for The Year of Mercy. The focus is on the Mercy that the father, representing God, shows his son even after he squandered away his inheritance. In the story, the father opens his arms, opens the doors of his home, and hosts a banquet to welcome his son home.