6th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B): JESUS CURES THE LEPER.

6TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (B) JESUS CURES THE LEPER In the ancient times, lepers were marginalized from the society for leprosy was considered as always contagious, incurable and seen as a punishment from God. This is the reason why in the first reading of this Sunday’s Mass, lepers were obliged to make known their…

3rd Sunday O. T. (B): “TEACH ME YOUR WAYS, O LORD (Ps 24).”

3rd Sunday O.T (B). TEACH ME YOUR WAYS, O LORD! OUTLINE Conversion entails repentance and faith in the Gospel Why the call to conversion? “Teach me your ways, O Lord (Ps 24).”   1. Conversion entails repentance and faith in the Gospel Conversion, which consists in repentance from our sins and faith in the Gospel,…

2nd Sunday O.T. Year B: “HERE I AM LORD, I COME TO DO YOUR WILL.”

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B HERE I AM LORD, I COME TO DO YOUR WILL (Ps 39). OUTLINE Divine vocation: universal and particular. Summary of ideas of today’s readings Putting our part to discern our specific vocation and help others to do so as well. Generosity and coherence between our vocation and our…

POPE FRANCIS: WHY GO TO MASS ON SUNDAY?

POPE FRANCIS:  WHY GO TO MASS ON SUNDAY? Below you have Pope Francis’ Catechesis given on Dec. 13, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Taking up the series of catecheses on the Mass, today we ask ourselves: Why go to Mass on Sunday? The Sunday celebration of the Eucharist is at the center of the…

POPE FRANCIS: SUNDAY IS THE CHRISTIAN HOLY DAY PAR EXCELLENCE

    POPE FRANCIS: SUNDAY IS THE CHRISTIAN HOLY DAY PAR EXCELLENCE (Vatican Radio, Dec. 13, 2017)  Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Eucharist at the Wednesday General Audience, saying Sunday is the Christian holy day par excellence. Please find below the official English-language summary of the Pope’s catechesis: Dear Brothers and Sisters:  Our…

32nd Sunday O.T. (A): BE WISE. BE VIGILANT.

32nd Sunday O.T. (A) BE WISE. BE VIGILANT. OUTLINE Be wise. Stay awake. Be vigilant with the light of faith and the oil of charity. 1. Be wise. We are approaching the end of the liturgical year and the Mass readings are guiding us towards the end of the history of the world and the…

31st Sunday O.T (A). Jesus wants unity and coherence between our faith and life.

31st Sunday O.T (A) JESUS WANTS COHERENCE BETWEEN OUR FAITH AND LIFE. OUTLINE Jesus detests hypocrisy and desires unity and coherence between one’s words and actions. The dangers of hypocrisy and the beauty of humility.   1. Jesus detests hypocrisy and desires unity and coherence between one’s words and actions. Today’s Sunday readings illumine the…

30th Sunday O.T. (A). THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT OF ALL.

30th Sunday O.T. (A). THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT OF ALL: LOVE GOD WITH YOUR ALL. OUTLINE Love what God commands. The love which God asks from us: total and authentic.   “Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise.” Opening…

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Mass readings

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time Mass Readings  For today’s homily/meditation, see http://wp.me/p6k7Mv-2Xq LITURGY OF THE WORD  First reading: Book of Exodus 22:20–26  Thus says the Lord: “You shall not molest or oppress an alien, for you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt. You shall not wrong any widow or orphan. If ever you…