Saint Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947); Saint Jerome Emiliani (1486-1537)

Lectio Divina

Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
World Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:60-61
Mass: Heb 13:1-8; Resp Ps 27; Mk 6:14-29

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

February 09, 2019 Read More

Homily Reflections on the Readings. Friday, February 8, 2019

Chapter Talks

[Heb 13:1-8 ;  Mk 6:14-29]

King Herod is a coward with a vacillating heart. On the one hand he does have some interest in spiritual matters, on the other he is most eager to preserve his power position under all circumstances.

February 09, 2019 Read More

Saint Agnes, martyr (d. ca.304)

Lectio Divina

Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 4:63-78
Mass: Heb 5:1-10; Resp Ps 110; Mk 2:18-22

The word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
January 21, 2019 Read More

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 4:44-62
Mass: Is 62:1-5; Resp Ps 96; 1 Co 12:4-11; Jn 2:1-11

Fill the jars with water.


Thoughts are random. First, about today's Gospel:

It is a feminine trait to listen, to receive, to watch. Perhaps that is why more women pray than men. Perhaps it is why among contemplatives there are more women than men-it is the 'feminine' which listens and waits. It is a feminine trait, also, to see, to observe. The wine has run out. Mary notices, and being a woman she has a practical mind.
(Basil Hume, Searching for God)
DO WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU.
January 20, 2019 Read More

Monday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 2:30-32
Mass: Heb 1:1-6; Resp Ps 97; Mk 1:14-20

Let all his angels worship him.

Welcome to Ordinary Time!

St Mark is clear. John is arrested. Jesus goes to Galilee and proclaims the gospel of God: 'This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.' The Lord passes by, saying to some fishermen, 'Come after me'. They follow him. It seems to me a good way to begin Ordinary Time. Repent. Believe. Follow.

January 15, 2019 Read More
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