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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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Undivided

JMJ We are often told that we should not do so, yet we often think of communion as a series of discrete incidents through the course of our lives. We think of this time I take communion. We think of … Continue reading

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Before Communion

JMJ Other than the Domine Non Sum Dignus, the Roman Rite (OF/EF) has few pre-communion devotions in the liturgy itself – although the EF also has the Confiteor recited before Communion. If you haven’t any others, the following, taken from … Continue reading

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Count as Loss.

✙ JMJ The Readings for Thursday in the 31st week of Ordinary Time (B2) Philippians 3:3-8 Luke 15:1-10 But whatever gains I had, these I have come to consider a loss because of Christ. More than that, I even consider … Continue reading

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Pro Invicem

✙ JMJ The Readings for Tuesday in the 30th week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ephesians 5:21-33 Luke 13:18-21 Subjecti invicem in timore Christi. Being subject one to another, in the fear of Christ.  Paul opens up this passage with a … Continue reading

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My Face Hurts…

✙ JMJ The Readings for Monday in the 30th week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ephesians 4:32-5:8 Luke 13:10-17 Fornicatio autem, et omnis immunditia, aut avaritia, nec nominetur in vobis, sicut decet sanctos : aut turpitudo, aut stultiloquium, aut scurrilitas, quae … Continue reading

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All are welcome!

✙ JMJ The Readings for Thursday in the 29th week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ephesians 3:14-21 Luke 12:49-53 In caritate radicati, et fundati, ut possitis comprehendere cum omnibus sanctis, quae sit latitudo, et longitudo, et sublimitas, et profundum : scire … Continue reading

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The Domestics

✙ JMJ The Readings for Tuesday in the 29th week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ephesians 2:12-22 Luke 12:35-38 Quoniam per ipsum habemus accessum ambo in uno Spiritu ad Patrem. Ergo jam non estis hospites, et advenae : sed estis cives … Continue reading

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Lord, can we ask you something?

✙ JMJ The Readings for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B2) Isaiah 53:10-11 Hebrews 4:14-16 Mark 10:35-45 Magister, volumus ut quodcumque petierimus, facias nobis. Master, we desire that whatsoever we shall ask, thou wouldst do it for us. This … Continue reading

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Don’t Dubia The Import of This

✙ JMJ The Readings for Wednesday in the 27th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14 Luke 11:1-4 Cum autem venisset Cephas Antiochiam, in faciem ei restiti, quia reprehensibilis erat.But when Cephas was come to Antioch, I withstood him to … Continue reading

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