Monthly Archives: August 2019

Except you ravish me

JMJ The readings in the daily office follow a cycle through the year but on Saints days, other readings may take over. On some saints’ days, two readings are moved in – the readings of the day are suppressed. On … Continue reading

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Nec laudibus nec timore

Moloch by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra ✙JMJ The Readings for the 21st Sunday Tempus per Annum (C1) Isaiah 66:18-21 Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 Luke 13:22-30 Contendite intrare per angustam portam  Strive to enter by the narrow gate All these readings tie together: it’s like someone … Continue reading

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An Infinity of Love

JMJ Spillway at Fontana Dam, North Carolina At our monthly meeting, the Dominican Tertiaries were discussing Aquinas’ Summa, Part 1, Question 12. How God is known by us. I noted that this was where Aquinas and Palamas parted company. Article … Continue reading

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The Last Enemy

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Revelation 11:19A; 12:1-6A, 10AB 1 Corinthians 15:20-27 Luke 1:39-56 I have been having Senior Moments. I’m 55, these are to be expected. Actually, I’ll be 55 in two weeks … Continue reading

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The Luminous Mysteries of the Broken Road (reposted)

Antiphon: God, bless the broken road that led me straight to you. In your baptism, O Christ, our God, you opened the pathway of initiation for us, into your Mysteries. I thank you for all who have moved me along … Continue reading

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Mammon of Wickedness

✙ JMJ Read the Parable of the Crafty Servant At that time, Jesus spoke to His disciples this parable: There was a certain rich man who had a steward, who was reported to him as squandering his possessions. And he … Continue reading

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