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Lectio Divina: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Denarius of Tiberius Giving to God What Is God’s Paris, October 17, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) Caesar and God. Today’s Gospel presents Christ’s famous sentence: “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

An Invitation to Live Not Only to Eat Paris, October 10, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) Constant invitation to celebrate and to live life as a celebration of joy. Among the parables told by Jesus, there is the one … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen Speculum humanae salvationis. Cologne, frater Nycolaus (scribe); c. 1450 National Library of the Netherlands We Must Put Our Trust in Love; We Cannot Own It Paris, October 03, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Paris, September 19, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) An apparent injustice. With the parable of the owner of the vineyard, who at different times of the day calls laborers to work for him and in the evening gives to … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

St Nicholas modelling fraternal correction with Arius Fresco from Panagia Sumela monastery The Church, a Place of Forgiveness Paris, September 05, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) Forgiveness as correction to claim back a brother. This Sunday’s Gospel comes immediately … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Our Lord handing the keys to St Peter (Detail) Pietro Perugino A Question Regarding Christ and the Church Paris, August 24, 2014 (Zenit.org) 1) Life must answer. Who is Christ? This question, which is always present and that cannot be … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Solemnity of the Assumption, Aug 15

Feast of the Assumption: Humanity Upheld by God Paris, August 12, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The goal of the pilgrimage of Heaven The gift with which God has given us His Son could not be corrupted. The living … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

The Bread: A Sign of God’s Compassion Paris, July 31, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) Bread of Life: Bread of heaven and bread of the earth. This Sunday’s Gospel, with the narration of the multiplication of the loaves, shows … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

The Hidden Pearl in our Daily Lives Paris, July 25, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The Kingdom of God is like … The Gospel of today’s liturgy concludes the thirteen chapter of Matthew and at the same time Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – July 13, 2014

Jesus, the Sower That Sows the Seed of Life Meditation for Sunday, July 13th Rome, July 13, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The words of the Word that must be seeded. The parable of today’s Roman Rite liturgy in … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

‘Little Ones’ Are Not the Simple-Minded; They Are the Humble-Wise Paris, July 06, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The gentle and humble of heart. After the journey of Lent and the Passion (the Way of the Cross) and Easter … Continue reading

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Active Participation

Warm noon-day sunshine streams in through gothic windows, creating a glow in the nave of a church still heavy with incense from the previous Mass. The high altar, dressed in white for Corpus Christi, is ablaze with candles: in addition … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year A

The Trinity: Follower of Artus Wolffort The Trinity Is a Communion of Love and Light and Man Is Its True Image Paris, June 13, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo Introduction. The Trinity is a shining mystery: “As only three, each … Continue reading

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Knox on Sunday – 6th Sunday after Easter

I am afraid that we don’t have a biblical reflection this week. To try to fill the gap, I thought that it would be good to present the scriptures in the rather marvellous translation of Mgr Ronald Knox.

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Lectio Divina: 5th Sunday of Easter, Year A

Hodegetria – “She who points the Way” Berlinghiero Berlinghieri Jesus: Way of Charity, Word of Truth, Food for Life Paris, May 16, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1 ) Nothing shall upset you 1 Let’s think of and let’s recite … Continue reading

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