The Healing Hand of God

Daily Lectio

Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Saint Apollinaris (martyr 1st or 2nd century)

Readings of the Day:
RB: Ch 41 The Times for Community Meals
Mass: Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8; Resp Ps (Is 38); Mt 12:1-8


Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord:'O Lord, remember how fa

July 20, 2018 Read More

Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

Daily Lectio

Readings of the day: RB 23 Faults Which Deserve Excommunication; RB 24 Different Degrees of ExcommunicationMass: Jr 17:5-10; Resp Ps 1; Lk 16:19-21

I the Lord test the mind and search the heart,to give all according to their ways, according to the fruit of their doings.(Jr 17:10)
The fo

March 01, 2018 Read More

Second Sunday of Advent

Chapter Talks


'Prepare the way of the Lord’:  this is the proclamation for the Second Sunday of Advent.  Jean Danielou wrote over 40 years ago these words that so aptly describe our present day reality:  “The Baptist’s message is addressed to a world held captive by sin and death, powerless to free itself, a world destined for dea

December 10, 2017 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
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