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Lectio Divina

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The mystery of the Trinity invites us to contemplate the internal life of God, who as we learned last week is love. This week the relationship of Father, Son and Holy Spirit is revealed as a community of love and life. Contemplating this mystery is not about trying […]

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Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday Come Holy Spirit. This week we are invited to reflect on the gift of the Holy Spirit and the fruits that grow from the Spirit’s guidance. We may remember our own personal Pentecost, the Sacrament of Confirmation or other outpourings of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The opportunity to reflect on the […]

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Seventh Sunday of Easter

Seventh Sunday of Easter God is love. The failure of Judas as an apostle is confronted in this week’s readings. His replacement is chosen by the eleven, led by Peter. Jesus refers to Judas being the only one who is lost, unlike all the others that he watches over. The implication for our own discipleship […]

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter Love one another as I have loved you. This week we are invited to reflect on the command to love one another as we have been loved by the Lord. He sets his own example as the model we are called to emulate. With such a high standard to follow how […]

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter I am the vine and you are the branches. The readings for the fifth Sunday of Easter invite us to reflect on the way in which we are connected to the Lord, his Divine indwelling and the fruit which grows from our relationship. The indwelling of God within us is such […]

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter I am the Good Shepherd. The fourth Sunday of Easter is Vocations Sunday as Jesus presents himself to us as the good shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep. Priests, deacons and religious are invited to see their vocation in the light of that image, to offer their lives […]

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Third Sunday of Easter

We continue the post-resurrection appearances of the Lord to the disciples, this Sunday Luke tries to describe how the Lord is somehow different and somehow the same. As last week, the Risen Lord sends the disciples out as witnesses. We hear in the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Luke’s companion volume to […]

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Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter My Lord and my God! The focus of the readings this Sunday is the group of believers. Acts of the Apostles describes what the early community is like, while the Gospel sees the transformation in the believers from Easter Sunday to eight days later. The Apostle Thomas becomes our example of […]

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Easter Octave. He is Risen, Alleluia!

Easter Octave. He is Risen, Alleluia! Easter is too big to be celebrated in just one day, and so we have a full week, in fact, an octave of eight days including next Sunday. The readings invite us to join Peter at the empty tomb and in his subsequent witnessing to the world of what […]

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Palm Sunday and Holy Week.

Palm Sunday and Holy Week. The Hour has come. The holiest week of the year is so rich in ritual and readings that we might almost be overwhelmed. Jesus found the apostles sleeping in the garden, and told them that they should be awake and praying. In the busyness of this week, it is crucial […]

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