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Sr. Terry Rickard, O.P., D.Min.

Sister Terry Rickard, O.P., is a Blauvelt, NY Dominican Sister. She was appointed Executive Director of RENEW International in May of 2006 and President in December, 2009. Before coming to RENEW, Sr. Terry worked for many years in parish ministry in the South Bronx and was Vocation and Formation Director for her Dominican congregation. She has extensive experience presenting workshops, retreats, and parish missions. Under her leadership, RENEW launched several new and important pastoral processes focused on evangelization, faith formation and spiritual renewal. Follow Sr. Terry on Twitter

 

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be […]

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“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come […]

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As a Dominican Sister, a member of the worldwide Order of Preachers, I have a special love for the Gospel of Matthew.   St. Dominic, our founder, carried around with him a copy of the Gospel of Matthew and the Epistles of St. Paul. According to tradition, Dominic poured over them so much that he […]

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Share this table prayer with those you will eat with on Easter Sunday.   Pray together:   Christ has risen! Alleluia! Loving God, you who create all things and generously give us all we need, we praise you and thank you for being present with us now as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, […]

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We are given the Eucharist, and we must journey with Jesus to the cross.   Lord Jesus, You loved us so deeply that you were willing to love us unto death, death on a cross. When we see brothers and sisters who are suffering and afflicted, let us see you, and let us respond with […]

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As for his beloved friend, Lazarus, Jesus is our resurrection and life.   God of freedom, you loose all bonds that hold us in darkness and sin. Heal the places where our wounds and pride have kept us distant from you and one another. Free us from our tombs, O Christ. Amen.       […]

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If we are receptive, Christ will heal our blindness.   Jesus, Son of Man, your light shines into human life and illuminates the places where we are blind and resistant. Bathe us in the glow of your healing love and free us from the darkness that impedes us from seeing and following you. Amen.   […]

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Jesus is the source of new life for the Samaritan woman and for each of us.   Lord Jesus, you stopped because you were thirsty and yet we were the ones who were refreshed. You are the living water who brings us new life. Pour your grace into us, and let it overflow from our […]

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God calls us to listen to and believe in his Son.   Lord, you are with us on the mountaintops of life. In those moments, we glimpse the grandeur of your presence and the splendor of your promise. Let us hold these experiences in our hearts even as we return to our everyday lives. Let […]

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In the “wilderness times” of our lives, our recourse is to God.   Lord Jesus, when I experience wilderness times, let me never forget God’s unqualified mercy. As I face times of testing, give me the grace to choose life. Guide me through this Lenten season with a renewed desire to entrust my life into […]

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