St. Joseph Sr. Mary M. McGlone serves on the congregational leadership team of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

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Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Do not grow weary, pray!

Scripture for Life: In the end, it seems that the perseverance Jesus calls for has nothing to do with badgering God, reciting hundreds of rosaries or doubling down on novenas. The widow shows us that calling out for God's help is supposed to lead us to be unflagging in pursuit of the reign of God. 


Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Be ready for joy

Scripture for Life: We know this story only too well. Jesus healed 10 lepers. One, a Samaritan, came back to thank him. It's all about gratitude, right? Listen again, it's not quite that simple. 


Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Grain-of-mustard hope

Scripture for Life: Jesus' kind of faith, expressed through practices such as love of enemy and the hope that acts as if evil will never win, is grain-of-mustard faith; it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Escape the 'insider' trap

Scripture for Life: It's one thing to care about the poor and even donate for them — that goes a step beyond the rich man's blindness. But prayers and donations don't free us from being trapped among the insiders.