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Until the Manifestation of the Lord Jesus
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Until the Manifestation of the Lord Jesus

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Timothy 6:13-16
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 100
Gospel Reading: Luke 8:4-15

Timothy’s Charge
Paul closes his exhortations to Timothy with a solemn charge, recalling the example of Jesus’ "noble confession" before Pilate. Earlier, …

Prayer and a Centurion’s Faith
Monday, 12 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Prayer and a Centurion’s Faith

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Timothy 2:1-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 28
Gospel Reading: Luke 7:1-10

Prayer for Kings
Paul asks Timothy to tell his constituents to pray for "kings and for all in authority" (v.1). This …

The Tree and its Fruit
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Tree and its Fruit

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Timothy 1:15-17
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 113
Gospel Reading: Luke 6:43-49

Warnings to Disciples (Luke 6:43-49)
We’ve seen how Luke uses certain sayings of the Lord which in Matthew would have been applicable …

Blindness and an Insecure Existence
Friday, 9 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Blindness and an Insecure Existence

This life is unstable, insecure — it is existence under the constant threat of the wicked, the enemies lurking in the dark, and Death. But to the devout, the Lord is a refuge, a shield. He is also the inheritance of the faithful, the allotted portion no one — not even Death — can take away.

Stay Awake
Thursday, 25 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Stay Awake

The gospel selection is something that we Catholics are familiar with; we often read it during the time of Advent. When we read it in Ordinary Time, we are reminded that being awake is one of the characteristics of Christian life. We stay awake because we are not children of the darkness. We stay awake because the moment of our salvation is nearer now to us than before.