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Chapter Talk – 28th Sunday of the Year – October 11, 2020, cycle-A Once again, we have a parable that Jesus uses to teach the word of God. The parable for this 28th Sunday is a wedding feast that a king has prepared for his son. If we were to do a scholarly review of […]

Chapter Talk – 17th Sunday of the Year – July 26, 2020, cycle-A “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field” (Mt 13: 44). What is it that we have […]

Chapter Talk – Third Sunday of Easter – April 26, 2020 – cycle-A The present pandemic has turned our lives, world-wide, upside down. Covid-19 has affected the global community and its economies in ways that none of us have lived through before now. Through the pandemic we see how interconnected we all are. Are not […]

Chapter Talk – Fourth Sunday of Lent – March 22, 2020, cycle-A  “Seeing with the inner eye” – This pithy phrase is how the Jesuit scripture scholar, Fr. John Donahue, begins his commentary on this Sunday’s gospel reading.  One way I think we can express the focus of monastic life is to become more Christ-like […]

Chapter Talk – 32ndSunday of the Year – November 10, 2019 – cycle-C For the solemnity of All Saints I referred to Thomas Merton who wrote: “to be a saint means to be myself. Therefore, the problem of sanctity and salvation is in fact the problem of finding out who I am and discovering my true […]

Chapter Talk – Eighth Sunday of the Year – cycle-C – March 3, 2019 Next Sunday is Lent. This Sunday’s gospel could well be a good teaching to usher us into Lent.  It reveals Jesus’ remarkable understanding of the human heart and soul.  The gospel contains three pericopes and opens with: ‘Can a blind person guide a […]

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