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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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Mis-readings

Even from before the introduction of the new translation of the Missal, it has been drawing flak from persons who self-identify strongly with the liturgical innovations of the previous century. Most of the predictions that we were regaled with have … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A

The Shepherd: the Lamb Who Saves the Sheep Paris, May 09, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) He is the true Shepherd, the good one. Today’s liturgy invites us to contemplate Jesus as both the shepherd and the entry to … Continue reading

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The Last Generation?

Originally posted on Biltrix:
By Fr Joseph Tham, LC The month of May has begun, the smell of spring is in the air, and it is a month that motherhood is celebrated all over the word.  For Catholics, it is…

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Lectio Divina: 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year A

Sunday of Divine Mercy Paris, April 25, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The pierced side: a source of light and mercy. This Sunday traditionally was called “Sunday in Albis,” but since 2000 has been proclaimed by Pope John Paul … Continue reading

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