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2nd Sunday of Easter

Posted by Christy .. on 5/02/19

My Dear People,

Congratulations to all the candidates who entered the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil!

Jesus appears to the apostles on the evening of the day on which he rose. He presents himself in their midst without any need for doors to be opened, by using the qualities ... Read More »

Easter Sunday

Posted by Christy .. on 4/25/19

My Dear People,

Today is Easter Sunday, the most important feast of the year. It was the resurrection of Jesus that made a difference in the lives of the apostles. Each and every one of them were motivated to go forward with the message of salvation after they believed ... Read More »

Palm Sunday

Posted by Christy .. on 4/25/19

My Dear People,

Jesus reclines at table with the apostles. He gives a farewell address which begins with the announcement of his upcoming suffering and death and the institution of the Eucharist. All this is part of an unfolding plan that “has been determined” and “must be fulfilled.” However, ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Christy .. on 4/25/19

My Dear People,

We know that on several occasions our Lord withdrew to the Mount of Olives to pray.  This place was on the east of Jerusalem, across from Kidron Valley. It had from ancient times been a place of prayer:  David went there to adore God during the ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Christy .. on 4/25/19

My Dear People,

In the Gospel of Luke today Jesus’ actions manifest God’s mercy:  he receives sinners in order to convert them.  The scribes and Pharisees, who despised sinners, just cannot understand why Jesus acts like this; they grumble about him; and Jesus uses the opportunity to tell these ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Christy .. on 3/27/19

My Dear People,

Jesus is asking for repentance from the people, so that they will always be ready. They will never know when they are going to die. This is the main reason behind what Jesus is saying in the Gospel today in regard to the Galileans whose blood ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Christy .. on 3/27/19

My Dear People,

            By his Transfiguration, Jesus strengthens his disciples’ faith, revealing a trace of the glory his body will have after the Resurrection.  He wants them to   realize that his passion will not be the end, but rather the route he will take to reach his glorification.  ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent

Posted by Christy .. on 3/13/19

My Dear People,

The temptation narrative in Luke continues the episode from Luke 3. Although there is a shift from John to Jesus, the location is basically the same: the Jordan and the desert. Moreover, the Spirit descends upon Jesus at his baptism, so now Jesus is filled with ... Read More »

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 3/13/19

My Dear people,

In this last passage of the sermon, Jesus teaches a parable using a variety of vivid images. In the first he points out that a blind person cannot guide a blind person, since both will fall into a pit. Jesus is metaphorically speaking about the relationship ... Read More »

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 3/13/19

With a series of imperatives, Jesus now addresses all those who hear him. As with the Beatitudes, his commands would have unsettled his listeners: Love your enemies. To those who may have expected Jesus to lead a revolt against Rome, Jesus was in effect saying: “Love the Romans.”  This ... Read More »