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 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
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