Author Archives: Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians).


“Wisdom has built her house, she has set up her seven columns; she has dressed her meat, mixed her wine, yes, she has spread her table. She has sent out her maidens; she calls from the heights out over the … Continue reading

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Wellness & Aging

Have you ever heard four more unAmerican words in your life? “I can’t do it.” “Of course you can,” says your friendly neighbor who knows nothing about your condition except that American mandate. “Crawl if you have to,” your neighbor … Continue reading

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Jesus Food & North Ave. Food

(the references are local to Wauwatosa, WI. You can think of your own in your neighborhood.) I dare you to stroll the aisles of Metcalf or Pick ’N Save on State Street and imagine yourself a third-world person with meager … Continue reading

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Scary Prefaces

“Truth be told…” Pilate asked that question and didn’t receive an answer from the Son of God, so why should I listen to your truth. “To tell you the truth…” Means that most of what you said before were all … Continue reading

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Well-Traveled Christians

“Oh, I’m only a layperson,” we said about ourselves before Vatican II. That’s the priest’s job, “He’s smart. He has all the answers.” Vatican II came along and invited…no, empowered all of you to recognize your gifts and talents and … Continue reading

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Nothing Is Something More

“Take nothing with you,” says Jesus as his apostles exit for their road trips. “Nothing.” When we have so much, how can “nothing” have a religious definition for us? There are more self-storage facilities all over the city holding things … Continue reading

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“In Weakness, Strength”

Archbishop Weakland wrote his biography about his vast, well-traveled life, (he circled the globe ten times as head of the Benedictine Order). A graduate of both Julliard Music in piano and Columbia University in music. Our Milwaukee Archbishop for over … Continue reading

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172,800 Seconds

He thinks he stopped breathing when he heard he had forty-eight hours of them left. He felt fine except for some discomfort prompting his doctor visit. Tests are taken, results returned and he hears that only two of them are … Continue reading

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The Blessed Mother’s “Itch”

The Blessed Mother and the 8th grade class of 2018 have something in common. Both have said, “Yes” to an unknown. And that is a wonderful experience. Saying “Yes,” in faith as Mary did and your “Yes” to living your … Continue reading

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One Funeral for A Married Couple

(Unusual as it is, Jean was in hospice but Bob got sick and died. Jean passed away shortly after. One sermon for two people.) “Since he was the only man in Beauty Salon school he decided to date each student … Continue reading

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