Fifth Sunday of Lent

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 55:1-14 Clothing and Footwear for the Community
Mass: Is 43:16-21; Resp Ps 126; Ph 3:8-14; Jn 8:1-11 or readings for Year A: Ezk 37:12-14; Resp Ps 130; Rm 8:8-11; Jn 11:1-45

The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.

April 07, 2019 Read More

The Prodigal

Chapter Talks

The Sunday’s gospel of the ‘Prodigal Son’ is a very rich parable and only appears in the gospel of Luke. For a reflection on this gospel one has multiple points of entry or windows to apprehend all that Jesus is trying to communicate.  Parenthetically this tells us the profoundness of the parable as a form of literary genre where multiple meanings are contained in one story and those meanings are ever new and fresh, like a poem is for the reader.

March 31, 2019 Read More

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 45 Mistakes in the Oratory
Mass: Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Resp Ps 40; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38


The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.

March 25, 2019 Read More

The Parable of the Fig Tree

Chapter Talks

There are two pericopes in today’s gospel.  The second is a parable and could be seen as a symbolic commentary on the first pericope.  Jesus taught most often in parables.  A parable contains metaphors, which communicate a deeper spiritual message. The metaphors Jesus often used to bring forth his teaching were images of farming and growth. 

March 24, 2019 Read More

The Transfiguration and the Cross

Chapter Talks

All three synoptic gospels have accounts of the temptations and of Jesus’ transfiguration. What is important to note about todays’ gospel is that all three evangelists precede the account of the Transfiguration with Jesus saying ‘if any want to be a follower of mine they must deny themselves, pick up their cross and follow me’ (Lk 9:23). 

March 17, 2019 Read More
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