Monthly Archives: August 2018

Da Mihi in Disco

+JMJ+ I’m 54. That’s a disco. So… Da Mihi in Disco, honey, better get there about half past eight… Since my birthday is the liturgical commemoration of the Beheading of John the Baptist, that means, at least liturgically, I share … Continue reading

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A Different Rosary

Watching the Song of Bernadette or the Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima I was often moved by crowds reciting the Rosary. Their whispered earnestness and the passion was carried through the screen: the prayer of the church through the ages. Holy Mary, … Continue reading

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Not Sweetness and Light

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of St MonicaMonday in the 21st Week of Ordinary Time (B2) 2 Thessolonians 1:1-5, 11-12 Matthew 23:13-22 Clauditis regnum caelorum ante homines! vos enim non intratis, nec introeuntes sinitis intrare.You shut the Kingdom of … Continue reading

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As for me and my house…

✙ JMJ The Readings for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time (B2) Joshua 24:1-2A, 15-17, 18B Ephesians 5:21-32 John 6:60-69 Ego autem et domus mea serviemus Domino.I myself and my house will serve the Lord.On the one hand the lectionary for … Continue reading

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As I say. Not as I do.

✙ JMJ The Readings for Saturday in the 20th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ezekiel 43:1-7ab Matthew 23:1-12 Omnia ergo quaecumque dixerint vobis, servate, et facite : secundum opera vero eorum nolite facere : dicunt enim, et non faciunt.Therefore, do and … Continue reading

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The Subversive Wedding Feast

✙ JMJ The Readings for Thursday in the 20th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ezekiel 36:23-28 Matthew 22:1-14 Simile factum est regnum caelorum homini regi, qui fecit nuptias filio suo.Similar is the Kingdom of Heaven to a man who was … Continue reading

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The Final Mystery of the Rosary

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of Queenship of MaryWednesday in the 20th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ezekiel 34:1-11 Matthew 20:1-16 Alleluia. Vivus est enim sermo Dei, et discretor cogitationum et intentionum cordis.  Alleluia. The word of God is living and … Continue reading

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The Price of Admission

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of Pope St Pius, XTuesday in the 20th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ezekiel 28:1-10 Matthew 19:23-30 Multi autem erunt primi novissimi, et novissimi primi. Many who are first will be last, and … Continue reading

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Hashtag BernOp

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of St Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the ChurchMonday in the 20th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ezekiel 24:15-23 Matthew 19:16-22 Ait illi Jesus : Si vis perfectus esse, vade, vende quae habes, … Continue reading

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A Perfectly Timely Parable

✙ JMJ The Readings for Thursday in the 19th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ezekiel 12:1-12 Matthew 18:21–19:1 Serve nequam, omne debitum dimisi tibi quoniam rogasti me : nonne ergo oportuit et te misereri conservi tui, sicut et ego tui misertus … Continue reading

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