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Ruth and Hesed
Friday, 19 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | One Comment
Ruth and Hesed

We read the book of Ruth today and tomorrow. The book became important because of the final genealogy which connects the son of Ruth and Boaz, Obed, to King David. But apart from that it is also the story of how a Moabitess becomes part of the family of Israel. Matthew remembers Ruth and Boaz in his genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

Readings for August 15-20, 2011
Sunday, 14 Aug, 2011 – 22:00 | No Comment
Readings for August 15-20, 2011

Except for the celebration of the solemnity of the Assumption which falls this year on Monday, we have a more or less continuous reading of the lectionary of Ordinary Time. During the week, we …

Love and the Cross of Christ
Friday, 5 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Love and the Cross of Christ

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Deuteronomy 4:32-40
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 77
Gospel Reading: Matthew 16:24-28

Deuteronomy and God’s Love. "For the love of your fathers," Moses declares, explaining the main reason why God brought Israel out of …

St. Francis
Monday, 4 Oct, 2010 – 16:50 | 2 Comments
St. Francis

The Day’s Readings

Reading I: Galatians 1:6-12
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 111
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37

More Information about St. Francis on the Web
The most important link to information regarding St. Francis of Assissi is from Franciscan …

Be Perfect As Your Heavenly Father is Perfect (Mt. 5:43-48)
Tuesday, 15 Jun, 2010 – 3:13 | No Comment
Be Perfect As Your Heavenly Father is Perfect (Mt. 5:43-48)

Reading I: 1 Kings 21:17-29
Responsorial Psalm : Psalm 51
Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:43-48

1 Kings 21:17-29 is the second part of the Naboth incident. Here, Elijah is sent to confront Ahab of his sin …

Let Love Be Intense (1 Pet. 4:7-13)
Friday, 28 May, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Let Love Be Intense (1 Pet. 4:7-13)

Reading I: 1 Peter 4:7-13
Resp. Psalm: Ps. 96
Gospel Reading:  Mark 11:11-26

"The end is near" (4:7) writes Peter and it is already being experienced by the community of faith in their places of …

A Catechism on Marriage
Thursday, 4 Jun, 2009 – 1:47 | No Comment
A Catechism on Marriage

Today’s selection from Tobias jumps over a lot of things. From yesterday’s selection until now, two chapters are left out, the one about the purpose for Tobias’s journey (4:20-21) which is prefaced by a …

Choose love…
Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2008 – 21:38 | No Comment
Choose love…

Reading I:  1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Resp. Psalm:  Psalm 33:12
Gospel:  Luke 7:31-35

The love by which we love is agape.   It is not the kind of love we often hear about in songs or …