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Blog posts March 2014

Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Jesus stayed two days with the Samaritans because they wanted to hear him speak about His Father's Kingdom.  They hung on to every word Jesus spoke but it was time for Him to continue His Mission.

Now after two days He departed from there and went to Galilee because Jesus Himself testified that a …

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Fourth Sunday of Lent

How Jesus spoke to His fellow Jews was with authority. Constantly their refutation of His truth's sent His audience over the edge in rage.  During one of their acrimonious moments the crowd at a temple began to throw stones at The Son of Man but Jesus just passed through them and disappeared.

Now …

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Saturday of the Third Week of Lent

 

Sometimes when Jesus got started; He just couldn't stop.  He had just healed many lepers, explained the truth to some Pharisees.

Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.  "Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one …

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Friday of the Third Week of Lent

          Jesus was in Jerusalem again.  As always He was being approached by someone; this time it was a scribe who asked Him," Which is the first of all the commandments?"

          Jesus replied, "The first is this: 

Hear, O Israel!

The Lord our God is Lord alone!

You shall …

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Thursday of the Third Week of Lent

 

In a town near the Sea of Galilee Jesus was continuing to carry out His mission among throngs of people.  Sparrows twittered and dashed around The Son of Man as He walked.  Then Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke and the crowds were a…

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Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent

The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 5: 17 - 19

Glory to you, Lord Christ  "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets.  I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.  For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by n…

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Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

 

The Holy Gospel According to Luke 1:26 - 38

Glory to you Lord Christ

 The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David.  The virgin's name was Mary.  And having come in, the angel said to he…

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Monday of the Third Week of Lent

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to

Luke 4:24-30

Glory to you, Lord Christ

Jesus said to the people in the synagogue at Nazareth:

"Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. 

Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah…

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Third Sunday in Lent

 Already it's the third Sunday in Lent.  Today's Gospel John 4:5-42 is where a woman of Samaria meets her Lord and Master.  Please get out your Bible and read the entire account or read it on WWW.usccb.com  because I am not including the whole Gospel today.  The main idea to remember this was shoc…

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Saturday of the Second Week of Lent

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to

Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

Glory to you, Lord Christ

Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain saying,  "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."  So to them Jesus addres…

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Friday of the Second Week of Lent

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to

Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46

Glory to you Lord Christ

Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people:  "Hear another parable.  There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a …

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Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke 16:19-31-

Glory to you, Lord Christ

Jesus said to the Pharisees:  "There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day.  And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, …

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Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of The Blessed Virgin Mary

From The Prince of Peace by The Most Rev. Alban Goodier, S.J. Archbishop of  Hierapolis 1915  "...Whatever else we know of Joseph, we know this, that he trusted God to work out His own ends.  3.  At length came the answer, and it came consistent with all the rest of God's dealings with Joseph.  God …

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Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

The jaw-dropping words of Jesus continued to stupefy the people.  Today was no different.  A slight wind cooled the air down.   Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses.  Therefore, do and observe all things wh…

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Monday of the Second Week in Lent

From The Lenten Calendar that you can download from WWW. USCCB.org- "Today we recall the life of  St. Patrick, the apostle to Ireland.   Reflect on his words: "Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me, Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me."  St. Patrick was …

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Second Sunday of Lent

 "Follow me," Jesus simply said to Peter, James and John his brother.   The birds twittered around them urging them upwards into the mountains for a special purpose yet unknown to them.  The air was a bit cooler here and a bit harder to breathe but nothing slowed Jesus in his assent.   For a moment…

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Saturday of the First Week of Lent

Matthew 4:25" And great multitudes followed Him-- from Galilee, and from Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan."  The Roman Legion's bonfires lit the hilltops as darkness fell.  Jesus was constantly aware of the Roman presence some 60,000 plus men positioned to guard the area.  The hill…

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Friday of the First Week of Lent

Matthew 5:20 - 26  Jesus said to His disciples:...Settle with your opponent quickly while on the way to court.  Otherwise your opponent will hand you over to the judge, and the judge will hand you over to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison.  Amen (Amen), I say to you, you will not be rele…

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Thursday of the First Week of Lent

Did I teach you that there is no such thing as a coincidence?  Well, there isn't and today's Gospel reminds me of what I found on St. Fidelis' steps as I went to pray one day last year-- a little toy axe--and immediately I knew just ask the Lord for what you need.  Amen Amen

Jesus said to his dis…

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Wednesday of the First Week of Lent

From the Catholic Lenten Calendar  which you can download at WWW.usccb.org/Lent  -"Christ's poverty which enriches us is his taking flesh and bearing our weaknesses and sins as an expression of God's infinite mercy to us." I will share with you tomorrow's Lenten Inspiration also- Today is the firs…

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