February 3, 2019: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Preaching for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Louise Lears, SC offers a reflection inviting us to allow Jesus to free us from that which holds us captive -- including our own prejudices: "Yet, Jesus was doing just what he was anointed to do. He was opening the eyes of those before him to their racism and nationalism. He was trying to set them free of their captivity, reminding them that God’s love extends to everyone – and so should theirs."
Louise is a native of Baltimore who entered the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati at age 35. She has ministered as a chaplain, mission leader, professor, and medical ethicist in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, St. Louis, Baltimore, and now Cincinnati. She earned a Master’s in Theology (St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute in Baltimore) and PhD in Health Care Ethics (St. Louis University). Elected to the Leadership Council of her congregation in 2011, she is currently serving a second term. She has a passion for social justice and the inclusion of women in all the ministries of the Church.
Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/02032019 to learn more about Louise, read her text, and for more preaching from Catholic women.