Category Archives: lent

Lent’s Here. Let’s talk food.

+JMJ+ BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet is one of my most favourite things, right after whiskers on kittens and Atmospheric River Events on roses. They travel the UK looking for regional specialties and sharing cooking advice. Most of the … Continue reading

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Who’s Coming to Dinner?

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Saturday after Ash Wednesday (B2) Station at San Augustino Isaiah 58:9B-14 Luke 5:27-32 Et fecit ei convivium magnum Levi in domo sua : et erat turba multa publicanorum, et aliorum qui cum illis erant … Continue reading

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Why We Fast

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Friday after Ash Wednesday (B2) Station at Santi Giovanni e Paulo Isaiah 58:1-9a Matthew 9:14-15 Ecce ad lites et contentiones jejunatis, et percutitis pugno impie.  Behold you fast for debates and strife. and strike with … Continue reading

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This week was next week last week.

✙ JMJ The Readings for Ash Wednesday (B2) Station at Santa Sabina Joel 2:12-18  II Corinthians 5:20—6:2 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Ecce nunc tempus acceptabile, ecce nunc dies salutis.Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.What … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games

Westin St Francis Hotel in SF, 1904 ✙ JMJ The Readings for the 6th Tuesday of Ordinary Time (B2) Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras James 1:12-18 Mark 8:14-21 Nemo cum tentatur, dicat quoniam a Deo tentatur : Deus enim intentator … Continue reading

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God’s Family Servants.

The Holy Family Window, St Joseph, a young Jesus, and the BVM. Today’s readings: Isaiah 1:10, 16-20 Matthew 23:1-12 The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.Matthew … Continue reading

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Don’t judge me, bro.

Today’s Readings: Daniel 9:4B-10 Luke 6:36-38 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.Luke 6:36-37a This verse can be thrown in our faces at … Continue reading

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The Ur-Leaving

Today’s readings: Genesis 12:1-4a 2 Timothy 1:8B-10 Matthew 17:1-9 Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.Genesis 12:1b At the Stations of the Cross on Friday night … Continue reading

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Who is my Brethren?

A Patristic Homily for the Monday in the First Week of Lent. From the Catena Aurea of St Thomas Aquinas, and the words of Sts John Chrysostom, Jerome, Augustine, Remigius, Gregory the Great, Rabanus, and Origen, the Teacher of the … Continue reading

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Lo, Mercy is Feasting.

A Patristic Homily for the Saturday after Ash Wednesday. From the Catena Aurea of St Thomas Aquinas, and the words of Sts Bede the Venerable, Cyril, John Chrysostom, Ambrose, and Theophylact. Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and … Continue reading

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