Scripture: Ezekiel 18:25-28 Philippians 2:1-11 Matthew 21:28-32 Reflection: Henri Nouwen in the book "Compassion," draws on the beautiful hymn of Christ in Paul’s letter to the Philippians – today’s second » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Eccl 11:9-12:8 Lk 9:43b-45 Reflection: Today’s first reading is a sobering one. It could certainly give even a "cock-eyed" optimist pause. At first we are encouraged to enjoy the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 Luke 9:18-22 Reflection: Today is the Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian. If one wanders the area near the Forum in Rome, there is a very ancient » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Eccl. 1:2-11 Ps. 90:3-6, 12-14, 17c Lk 9:7-9 Reflection: The Gospel of Luke is characterized by individuals asking questions, e. g. Zachariah, Mary, Elizabeth, John the Baptist, Scribes » Continue Reading.
The Feast of St. Vincent Strambi, Passionist Scripture: Proverbs 30:5-9 Luke 9:1-6 Reflection: "And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere." Luke 9:2,6 Today is the feast » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Proverbs 3:27-34 Luke 8:16-18 Reflection: "Refuse no one the good on which he has a claim when it is in your power to do it for him." Proverbs 3:27 » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 Luke 7:31-35 Reflection: Today’s first reading is a beautiful passage and perhaps one of the most quoted in the New Testament. It is often read at » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 55:6-9 Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a Matthew 20:1-16a Reflection: Even though we acknowledge that there are mysteries in our faith that really constitute the heart of our relationship to God, » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49 Luke 8:4-15 Reflection: What kind of field are you? Are you hardened like a footpath?…rocky ground?…overgrown with thorns?…or, are you good soil, fertile and productive? » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 Luke 6:43-49 Reflection: In the liturgy of the hours, the leader starts with the phrase: "O Lord open my lips", and the people respond: "And » Continue Reading.