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Blog posts April 2014

Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter

Based on John 3:16-21

God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.

Whoever believes in …

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Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena

Based on John 3:7B-15Patron of Fire Prevention.  Born a twin on March 25, 1347 but the twin dies.   Believe it or not, she was the 25th child of a wool dyer, Jacopo Benincasa and wife, Lapa, in Siena, Italy.   St. Catherine became a exemplary writer of the faith.   In particular she aided Pope Urban…

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Monday of the Second Week of Easter

Based on The Gospel John 3: 1-8

The night firmament was ablaze with stars when Nicodemus, a Pharisee came to see Jesus.  He said, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you are doing unless God is with him."

Jesus answered Nicodemus, "Ame…

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Saturday in the Octave of Easter

Based on Mark 16:9-15

...Later, as the Eleven were at table, he appeared to them and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart because they had not believed those who saw him after he had been raised.  He said to them, "Go into the world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature."

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Friday in the Octave of Easter

Based on John 21:1-14

On the Sea of Tiberias  the disciples fished unsuccessfully during the night.  When morning had broken Jesus stood on the shore but they did not recognize Him.  He called to them, "Children have you any food?"  "No," they answered.  Jesus said, "Cast the net on the right sid…

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Thursday in the Octave of Easter

Based on Luke 24:35-48 -

The second time Jesus appeared happened when Peter and Cleopas returned to the others in Jerusalem.  As they recounted their story Jesus appeared to them saying, "Peace to you," When the Lord saw them terrified He said, "Why are you troubled?  Why do doubts rise in your hea…

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Wednesday in the Octave of Easter



Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

Based on John 20:11-18 Mary Magdalene weeped and Jesus came to her but she thought that He was the be continued.

Monday in the Octave of Easter

Based on Matthew 28:8-15-     ...The guards who fell down like dead men before the angel scrambled to the city and told the truth but the chief priests and elders gave them a lot of money and commanded them, " Say His disciples stole his body in the night while you were asleep!" ...They took the mon…

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The Resurrection of the Lord

John 20:1-9. On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb.So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, "They have taken the Lord from the tomb and…

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Holy Saturday

At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter.  Matthew 28:1-10. 

The two Mary's walked arm in arm still locked in grief to the tomb of Jesus as the gleaming dawn was rising in the eastern sky.   Once there the earth shook beneath their feet and they clutched each other tighter.  Amazingly, an …

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Friday of the Passion of the Lord

Based on John 18:1-19:42. Jesus went out with his disciples to the garden in the Kidron valley.  Jesus knew everything that was going to happen to HIM  so when Judas showed upwith soldiers and guards from the Pharisees and chief priests He said, "Whom are you looking for?" They told HIM, "Jesus the …

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Holy Thursday

Based on Gospel Luke 4:18-21 Jesus came to Nazareth, where HE  had grown  up, and where HE had gone according to HIS custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day. HE stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah.  HE 

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unrolled the scroll and found th…

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Wednesday of Holy Week

To the chief priests Judas Iscariot said:

"What are you willing to give me if I turn HIM over to you?"

"Thirty pieces of silver."

Passover was about to begin.

The disciples asked Jesus:

"Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?"

Jesus said:

"Go into the city to a certain m…

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Tuesday of Holy Week

Based on  John 13:21-33, 36-38 

As Jesus reclined at the table with HIS disciples he felt deeply troubled and testified, "Amen,amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.". The disciples looked at one another, at a loss to what HE meant. One of them, the one whom Jesus loved, was reclining at …

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Monday of Holy Week

Based on John John 12: 1-11

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus was whom HE had raised from the dead.  There they made HIM a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with HIM.  Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard…

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Palm Sunday of The Lord's Passion

When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives,  Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered and a colt with her.   Untie them and bring them here to Me and if anyone shoul…

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Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Many of the people who had come to Mary, Lazarus' sister, had seen the things Jesus did and believed in HIM.

However, some went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did.  Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, "What shall we do?  For this man works man…

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Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent


Based on John 10: 31 -42.

Jesus  had just said, "I and MY Father are one!"  Then the People took up stones again to stone HIM.  Jesus answered them, "Many good works I have shown you from MY Father.   For which of those works do you stone ME?   The People answered HIM, saying,  "For a good work…

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Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Based on John 8:51-59

Jesus said to The People:

"Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps MY WORD will never see death."

The People said to Him:

"Now we are sure that you are possessed.  Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, 'Whoever keeps my word will never taste death.  Are you greate…

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