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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 June 2020

Today’s gospel contains part of the instructions that Jesus gave his disciples before he sent them out to “the lost sheep of the House of Israel.” Matthew seems to include teaching that is found…

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

21 June 2020

Jeremiah lived between the seventh and sixth centuries BC. He prophesied the fall of Judah and condemned the idolatrous practices of the people. The priests and rulers did not like what he was…

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Feast of Corpus Christi

Feast of Corpus Christi

14 June 2020

The Feast of Corpus Christi was instituted as a result of the visions of a nun, St Juliana of Liege, who had a great devotion to the eucharist. She saw the moon with a dark stripe crossing it. She…

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Feast of the Holy Trinity

Feast of the Holy Trinity

7 June 2020

This icon, taken from the orthodox calendar, shows three angels like figures representing the Trinity. They have a feminine appearance. God is neither male nor female but is always referred to as…

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Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

31 May 2020

“When the Spirit of truth comes he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and He will declare to you the things that are to come.” (…

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The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of the Lord

24 May 2020

Today’s  gospel reading from Matthew does not mention Jesus’ ascension into Heaven but rather it completes the story of Jesus’ mission on earth, when he commanded the apostles to preach to all…

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter

17 May 2020

The gospel of today continues the Discourses of the Last Supper. The prevailing theme of this gospel is love. In St Matthew’s gospel, Jesus had said:

“Not everyone who says to me, “Lord,…

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter

10 May 2020

The Discourses of the Last Supper are a probably a collection of the teachings of Jesus which the evangelist has placed in the context of the Last Supper. Indeed they seem very fitting for this…

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter

3 May 2020

In today’s gospel, Jesus describes himself not only as a shepherd but as the gate of the sheepfold. Gates are powerful symbols. The Romans actually had a god of gateways, Janus. In the past,…

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Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter

26 April 2020

A road is an image that Luke often uses to describe movement on a spiritual pathway. The story of the Good Samaritan takes place on the road to Jericho, St Paul encounters the Lord on the road to…

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