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Aug. 20 - A Canaanite woman interrupts Jesus' vacation
Many of us are staring at the last weeks of summer vacation. We all need to take a break from the familiar and routine in our lives. While we know that Jesus often went to the mountains to pray we never quite think of him and the disciples relaxing. Did Jesus ever take a vacation? More ...
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Aug. 13 - We cannot walk on water alone
Jesus walks on water. The disciples are in the boat crossing the Sea of Galilee overnight and Jesus, who chose to stay behind to pray, walks past them on the water, heading to the shore. More ...
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Aug. 6 - Peter acknowledges Jesus in the moment of the Transfiguration
The Feast of the Transfiguration occurs every year on Aug. 6, and it is so significant to the liturgical cycle that it supplants an ordinary Sunday liturgy. More ...
Monday, July 31, 2017
July 30 - In asking for wisdom, Solomon seeks to know the mind of God

Imagine being Solomon. Here is he, a young man when he becomes king of Israel.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017
July 23 - Jesus offers the promise of the kingdom of heaven to his followers
Outside of the parables of Jesus on the kingdom of heaven, we tend not to think (or write) that often about the kingdom. More ...
Sunday, July 16, 2017
July 16 - Jesus tells parables to confound and accuse the crowds
Jesus speaks to the crowds around him in parables. A familiar literary genre to the ancient Jewish people, today we know parables, primarily because they constitute a significant part of the teaching of Jesus. More ...
Sunday, July 9, 2017
July 9 - Taking up our Cross is the starting point of faith
Perhaps the great bane of the Northeast of the United States is the speed with which we attempt to accomplish everything. More ...
Sunday, July 2, 2017
July 30 - In asking for wisdom, Solomon seeks to know the mind of God
Imagine being Solomon. Here is he, a young man when he becomes king of Israel. More ...
Sunday, July 2, 2017
July 2 - Jesus sends us ambassadors to ensure the faith of the Church
Although most of us are not attuned to diplomatic protocols, there are very technical and time-honored traditions surrounding the treatment of ambassadors. More ...
Sunday, June 25, 2017
June 25 - Boldly proclaim the Gospel from the rooftops
We are in the midst of the Fortnight for Freedom leading up to the celebration of Independence Day.  More ...
Sunday, June 18, 2017



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