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Friars Corner: Jesus and the Holy Spirit defend and plead for us before God

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; Ps 66:1-7, 16 and 20; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 The readings this weekend give us a “snapshot” of the early Church development. The apostle Philip went north Samaria bringing good news about Jesus our Savior. When … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus’ Light brings joy to us and blessings to others

Isaiah 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-3; Matthew 5:13-16 God’s light is a major theme throughout our Bible. It is mentioned 77 times from Genesis to Revelation. As God was creating the universe and our earth, he said in Genesis … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Come, Holy Spirit, come enlighten our minds!

Acts 2:1-11; Ps 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-11; John 20:19-23; John 14:15-16, 23b-26 Pentecost is the completion of the Easter celebrations. Jesus had finished his work of personally showing us God’s love and dying to take away our … Continue reading

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Set Free

by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB I can imagine how the adulterous woman may have felt when Jesus stood by her in the angry mob (John 8:1-11). Her hidden sins were no longer hidden, her emotional scars obvious, and every … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Jesus, your word brings order, peace and joy

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8; Ps 15:2-5; James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 The last four weeks we have been reflecting on Jesus’ real presence in the consecrated Bread, Wine from St. John’s gospel. Now we make a dramatic shift … Continue reading

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