Martha and Mary II (7/18)
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Martha and Mary II (7/18)

Progress in the interior life leads to sharing love more generously and cheerfully. The contemplative soul becomes the ever more loving soul. When our sights are set squarely on Christ, we meet Him in all our activities.

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] July 21, 2019
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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] July 21, 2019

Luke 10:38-42 God’s Word spoken by Jesus always takes precedence. Mary is open to it and, thus, able to listen to it. So, too, must we first listen to God’s Word if we are to act rightly.   ONLY ONE THING IS REQUIRED 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] Today’s Gospel recounts the arrival of...

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] July 14, 2019
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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] July 14, 2019

Luke 10:25-37 The parable of the Good Samaritan is one of Jesus’ most popular tales. Two figures who should have shown compassion ignore a pressing need while an especially unlikely character – one viewed as an enemy – takes pity on the half-dead victim, cares for him and concerns himself for him even after he...

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Martha and Mary (7/16)
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Martha and Mary (7/16)

This Sunday we will hear the short Gospel account of Jesus visiting Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42). Committed Christians experience increasing desires for solitude and generosity. Committed communities of believers – parishes – witness the same. Sadly, such can be especially difficult to find. Intentional disciples want to pray silently, to sit at the feet...

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Spiritual Pursuit (7/9)
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Spiritual Pursuit (7/9)

The spiritual life likens a child who comes upon a crossroad. The two diverging roads require a decision. Actually the choice remains a daily resolution, even moment to moment. One way leads the soul ever more entirely into the calm and confidence of God’s Kingdom. The other is a riotous self-referential route unable to satisfy....

July 9, 2019July 9, 2019by
14th Sunday Ordinary Time [C] July 7, 2019
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14th Sunday Ordinary Time [C] July 7, 2019

Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 Jesus sends His disciples out like sheep among wolves. Humanly speaking such a mission is utterly reckless. Supernaturally, however, our victory has been won by Jesus, the “Lamb that that slain.” BRINGING PEACE TO A WORLD THAT LACKS IT 14 Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] Today’s Gospel recounts Our Blessed Lord Jesus...

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13th Sunday Ordinary Time [C] Sunday, June 30, 2019
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13th Sunday Ordinary Time [C] Sunday, June 30, 2019

Luke 9:51-62 In the Gospel Reading, three people insist upon a condition to following the call of Christ. However, God’s call never involves negotiation or  compromise to be had between preserving personal aspirations and living the mission of He has entrusted to us. TO JERUSALEM AND BEYOND 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] Today’s Gospel...

July 6, 2019July 6, 2019by
Feast of Corpus Christi [Body of Christ] (Sun) June 23, 2019
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Feast of Corpus Christi [Body of Christ] (Sun) June 23, 2019

Luke 9:11-17 Today’s Gospel Reading recounts the miraculous multiplication of the loaves. Jesus’ words and actions point to His own total self-donation in the Passion; a self-outpouring done expressly for us and for our salvation. FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI 2019 [C] The Feast of Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Christ – is...

July 6, 2019July 6, 2019by
River of Peace (7/6)
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River of Peace (7/6)

This weekend we hear utterly astonishing words from Isaiah pronounced 800 years before the Messiah’s arrival. These prophetic words are fulfilled perfectly in Christ Jesus the Lord: I will spread prosperity over her like a river, like an overflowing torrent (Isaiah 66:12). The “her” is the new Jerusalem – the Church – which includes each...

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