Friday, February 20 ~ The Friday After Ash Wednesday   Holy Gospel: Mark 9:14-15  The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can...
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Thursday, February 19 ~ The Day After Ash Wednesday   Holy Gospel: Luke 9:22-25  Jesus said to his disciples: “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be...
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Wednesday, February 18 ~ The Beginning of Lent Ash Wednesday ~ A Day of Fast and Abstinence   Holy Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may...
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Tuesday, February 17 ~ Sixth Week in Ordinary Time   Holy Gospel: Mark 8:14-21 The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. Jesus enjoined them, “Watch out, guard against the...
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  “What page, what passage of the inspired books of the Old and New Testaments is not the truest of guides for human life?” ~Saint Benedict, from the Rule of Saint Benedict (73:3) “Let us familiarize ourselves with certain texts...
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LENTEN MESSAGE OF OUR HOLY FATHER POPE FRANCIS  2015     “Make your hearts firm” (James 5:8)       Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer....
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ON THIS SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME we are reminded in one brief and to-the-point sentence at the end of today’s second reading what our life in Christ should be about: “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.”...
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