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Liturgical Reflections

Pentecost
Pentecost Sunday
Our Lord’s promise of his enduring presence through the Holy Spirit is fulfilled today—the Solemnity of Pentecost. We commemorate the transformation of the disciples from the ill-equipped and fearful followers of the crucified Jesus ...
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Ascension Sunday
The Gospel readings for Sundays and weekdays for the last two weeks before the Ascension of the Lord were taken from Jesus’ farewell discourse (Jn 14-17), in which the Lord encourages his disciples to remain steadfast in proclaiming the Gospel after his imminent departure ...
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The beauty of the unchangeable creator is to be inferred from the beauty of the changeable creation
Question the beauty of the earth, question the beauty of the sea, question the beauty of the air, amply spread around everywhere, question the beauty of the sky, question the serried ranks of the stars ...
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4th Sunday of Lent
Sometimes, when you find yourself in trouble or trial of some kind, the thought occurs to you to pray; you mull over what you are going to say to God in your prayer, like a son demanding compassion from his father as a right ...
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Gospel Reflection on the Third Sunday of Advent (Year B) Jn 1:6-8, 19-28
The Third Sunday of Advent (Years A, B, and C) focuses on John the Baptist who is usually portrayed in visual arts with disproportionately large index finger pointing towards Jesus ...
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Gabriel’s greeting to Mary
Fully Alive in God through the Example of Mary (Lk. 1:26-38)
Saint Irenaeus of Lyon coined an expression which became a classic in Christian Spirituality: “Man fully alive is the glory of God.” Becoming a “man fully alive” is a fulfillment of the call to rejoice ...
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The Divine Manifestation Compels Action
The Divine Manifestation Compels Action
Saint Irenaeus of Lyon coined an expression which became a classic in Christian Spirituality: “Man fully alive is the glory of God.” Becoming a “man fully alive” is a fulfillment of the call to rejoice ...
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Helping one another in any way we can
In our Gospel reading this Sunday, the Lord performs perhaps one of his better known and more spectacular miracles: the feeding of the thousands ...
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Relationship between faith and miracles
Our Gospel reading this Sunday narrates Jesus’ experience in Nazareth, which has become his hometown after he, Mary and Joseph returned from Egypt and settled there (cf. Mt 2:23) ...
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Jesus, our Food for the Journey
Jesus gave us his body and blood as our food in the spiritual journey we have since paced. Everything started in his call to all of us to return to him and to amend our lives for the coming of God’s Kingdom. The bread and the wine we received in ...
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