Monthly Archives: September 2018

Fisking St James

✙ JMJ The Readings for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B2) Numbers 11:25-29 Jas 5:1-6 Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 Come now, you rich, weep and wail over your impending miseries. Remember that we – in the USA – are the … Continue reading

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What’s love got to do with it?

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of St Vincent de PaulThursday ihthe 25th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 Luke 9:7-9 Deus, qui sacrae legis omnia constituta in tua et proximi dilectione posuisti… O God, whou founded all … Continue reading

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Poets of the Logos

✙ JMJ The Readings for Tuesday in the 25th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13 Luke 8:19-21 Mater mea et fratres mei hi sunt, qui verbum Dei audiunt et faciunt.My Mother and Brothers are those who are hearing … Continue reading

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Think Different

Good Ol’ Uncle Al ✙ JMJ The Readings for Monday in the 25th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Proverbs 3:27-34 Luke 8:16-18 Ne aemuleris hominem injustum, nec imiteris vias ejus. Envy not the unjust man, and do not follow his ways. … Continue reading

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The Lord will uphold my Life.

✙ JMJ The Readings for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B2) Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 James 3:16—4:3 Mark 9:30-37 Videamus ergo si sermones illius veri sint, et tentemus quae ventura sunt illi, et sciemus quae erunt novissima illius. Si enim … Continue reading

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Sonnet: Purgatio

+JMJ+ I burn! To know the pangs of love. These flames,That singe & bake, that sear & broil my soulAre but the birth contractions: payment, toll.For each of Love’s rejections living maims. See these are not the chains from Marley’s … Continue reading

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So Very Much Love

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of Sts Andrew Kim Tae-gon, & Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, MartyrsThursday in the 24th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Luke 7:36-50 Remittuntur ei peccata multa, quoniam dilexit multum. Cui autem … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Prayers

+JMJ+ The Readings for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B2) Isaiah 50:5-9A James 2:14-18 Mark 8:27-35 Vade retro me Satana, quoniam non sapis quae Dei sunt, sed quae sunt hominum. Get behind me Satan, you’re not thinking as God … Continue reading

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Idols of the Post-Moderns

✙ JMJ The Readings for Our Lady of SorrowsSaturday in the 23rd Week of Ordinary Time (B2) 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 Luke 2:33-35 Sed quae immolant gentes, daemoniis immolant, et non Deo. Nolo autem vos socios fieri daemoniorum : non potestis calicem Domini … Continue reading

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Sing my tongue

+JMJ+ A Blessed Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross! The office hymn today (in the tradition office, pre-V2, and as we used it at my monastery) tells a great mystery, repeated again in Holy Week: singing the whole … Continue reading

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