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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the oldest feast day of Our Lady, but we don’t know exactly how it first came to be celebrated. Its origin is lost in those days when Jerusalem was restored as a sacred city, at the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (c. 285-337). For 200 years, […]

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

1st Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23 Vanity of vanities! All things are vanity! Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 95:1-2,6-9 If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. 2nd Reading: Colossians 3:1-5,9-11 There is neither Greek nor Jew, but Christ is all in all. Gospel Reading: Luke 12:13-21 A person’s life does not consist of possessions.  In […]

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Luke 11: 1-13

Staying with the important theme of prayer, this week’s extract from Luke brings the teaching on prayer that accompanied the giving of the Our Father. In Luke, Jesus teaches this prayer because the disciples have asked for his help. The form of the prayer is the short one, as opposed to the longer version in […]

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ARE YOU LIKE MARTHA OR MARY? – Luke 10:38-42

Jesus’ encounter with Martha and Mary focuses on the two different responses the sisters had to Jesus. One was consumed by her distractions and worries while the other sat still and listened. We may read this and be quick to say, “If I had the chance to sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to Him, […]

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‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return I will repay you.’

Luke 10:35 – On the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return I will repay you.’ There is much to be said regarding this Samaritan’s follow-through in looking after the good of the injured Jewish […]

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Do not be afraid!

Sometimes a message is so important that it must be told over and over again, repeated so that people will hear it, so that they will allow the message to take root inside them and bear fruit through what they do. Do not be afraid! Jesus repeats this message time and again. It is a […]

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Journey To Jerusalem – Luke 9:51-62

Luke 9:51-62 – Jesus resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem. Today’s Gospel reading begins a long section unique to Luke’s Gospel. Jesus begins his journey to Jerusalem, which will end with his ministry in Jerusalem. We read that Jesus’ days for being “taken up” were fulfilled. The Greek word that Luke uses for “taken up” […]

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Jesus’ Words to the Woman (7:48-50)

Jesus’ Words to the Woman (7:48-50) When Jesus speaks to the woman in the final verses of this passage, He now makes clear to her the basis for her forgiveness: “Your faith has saved you; go in peace” (Luke 7:50). Let there be no doubt as to the basis for one’s forgiveness. It is not […]

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Life to the Full (Luke 7:11-17)

The first reading and the gospel text of today narrate to us two stories of raising young men from the dead – one by Prophet Elijah and the other by Jesus.  There is a similarity between the two stories, namely, both the dead men were young sons of widows. But there are also dissimilarities between […]

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THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

The feast today highlights the central place of the Eucharist in Christian life. It is unique to our christian faith that God becomes present in a real way in ordinary bread and wine – food for the journey of life in the bread, energy and joy for the journey of life in the wine. Bread […]

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