Category Archives: 21Ordinary

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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Noblesse Oblige

✙ JMJ The Readings for Saturday in the 21st Week of Ordinary Time (B2) 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Matthew 25:14-30 Sed quae stulta sunt mundi elegit Deus, ut confundat sapientes : et infirma mundi elegit Deus, ut confundat fortia.God chose the … 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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How not to be a useless servant

Today’s Readings: 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11 Matthew 25:14-30 Et inutilem servum ejicite in tenebras exteriores. Throw this useless servant into the darkness outside Matthew 25:30a We all have gifts. Some of us use them. Some of us run away from them. … Continue reading

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Give me oil in my lamp keep me burnin…

Today’s Readings: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 Matthew 25:1-13 Et quæ paratæ erant, intraverunt cum eo ad nuptias, et clausa est janua. Those who were ready went into the wedding feast with him. Then the door was locked. Matthew 25:10 There’s a … Continue reading

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The Voices in My Head

Today’s Readings: I Thessalonians 3:7-13 Matthew 24:42-51 Vigilate ergo, quia nescitis qua hora Dominus vester venturus sit. Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Matthew 24:42 I have my phone, essentially, turned off … Continue reading

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All comes from God

via GIPHYToday’s Readings: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Mark 6:17-29 Ita loquimur non quasi hominibus placentes, sed Deo, qui probat corda nostra.Even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who proveth our hearts.1 Thessalonians 2:4b In thinking about this passage … Continue reading

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King, Country, & a la Carte Catholicism

Today’s readings: Isaiah 22:19-23 Romans 11:33-36 Matthew 16:13-20 I will thrust you from your office and pull you down from your station. On that day I will summon my servant Eliakim, son of Hilkiah; I will clothe him with your … Continue reading

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