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Sunday Reflections

Rise! And Live

Fifth Sunday of Lent (A) The past two Sundays brought us the figures of water and light: 1) water, with the Samaritan woman and Jesus; and 2) light, with the man born blind and Jesus. Today we reflect on life: … Continue reading

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Friends Always

Fourth Sunday of Lent (A) Today St. Paul proclaims to us what everyone desires and needs to do: “Try to learn what is pleasing to God.” A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year … Continue reading

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The Rock

Third Sunday of Lent (A) We have heard expressions, like: This food doesn’t taste good. “This place is horrible!” “The weather is always bad here!” “We were better off in the 30’s or the 60’s or the 90’s!” “You are … Continue reading

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Surpassing Worldly Figures

Second Sunday of Lent (A) Many times we see the Transfiguration of Jesus as the romantic experience the disciples of Jesus had on Mt. Tabor, where He was described to glow, and the Father’s voice was heard.  The disciples saw … Continue reading

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Turning Around

First Sunday of Lent (A) Lent is the liturgical season that starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday with the beginning of the Mass of the Last Supper. The Church urges us to spend a little more time … Continue reading

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Stewards of His Mysteries

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. … Continue reading

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The Imperfect With The Perfect

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) On July 10, 2000, more than 200 people died and hundreds more were injured when the Payatas dumpsite in Quezon City, Philippines, collapsed in heavy rains. The collapse buried shanty homes of the nation’s … Continue reading

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