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Lectio Divina: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Johann Overbeck The Sabbath of Christ: to Pray, to Heal, to Preach and to Pray Again Paris, February 06, 2015 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The day of Christ Today’s Gospel describes a Saturday spent by Jesus in Capernaum that … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

The Call to Be United With God and One Another Paris, January 23, 2015 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The call to conversion. The readings of the Liturgy of the Word this Sunday take us back to the theme already … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

St John the Baptist Domenikos Theotokópoulos Life Is Vocation to Joy Paris, January 16, 2015 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) Vocation in everyday life. After the celebration of the Baptism of Jesus that last Sunday ended the Christmas season, today … Continue reading

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Perspective

As ever, Ches gets it right, as does Fr Hunwicke. We must call out the actions of the swinish* terrorists in France for the cowardly, unmanly and wicked barbarities that they are. But I shan’t be calling myself “Charlie”: the … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Epiphany

Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna Homesickness and Fidelity to the Sign Paris, January 02, 2015 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo God, the Three Kings and us 1) Three questions and a story to understand the Epiphany The celebrations of the … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Solemnity of the Mother of God – Year B

Antonello da Messina – The Virgin Mary Reading The Mother of Peace Paris, December 31, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The Mother. At Christmas we celebrated the birth of the Son. Today we celebrate the Mother. You cannot separate … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Feast of the Holy Family

The Holy Family Vasari & Sarto Pilgrimage to Nazareth to the Holy Family Paris, December 26, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo Sunday of the Holy Family, December 28 ‐ Year B ‐ December 28, 2014 1) The Family who is … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Christmas Masses

<a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_van_Honthorst”Gerard van Honthorst Christmas: the Birth of the Heart of Our Heart Paris, December 23, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo Amazed by the Light, by the Joy and by the Simplicity 1) The Living Nativity: us. An anonymous person … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 4th Sunday of Advent, Year B

The Annunciation by Antonello da Messina The’Yes’ of Mary, Mother of Joy Paris, December 19, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The time of the “Yes” During the previous Sundays the Liturgy has drawn attention to the figure of John … Continue reading

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I’m sure that Æsop had a fable about this…

…physician heal thyself.

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Lectio Divina: 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year B

The Sunday of Joy Paris, December 12, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The joy for the coming Christmas. The Birth of Jesus has a special fascination for everyone and in the entire world. I’ve seen “Noel, Christmas, Navidad, Natale” … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 1st Sunday of Advent, Year B

Advent: Time of Waiting in Joy Paris, November 28, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The wait allows the meeting with the Beloved Advent, the powerful liturgical time that in the Roman rite begins today, invites us to pause in … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

The Gifts Received and Shared Paris, November 14, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The first talent is God’s Love. The “talents” of which Jesus speaks in today Gospel are not only the qualities or the abilities that God has … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Rome, November 07, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The Church is our home Today we should celebrate the XXXII Sunday in Ordinary Time, however since in 2014 this Sunday falls on November 9, the liturgy calls us to solemnly … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, Year A, Nov. 1-2

The Saints and Our Deceased Ones Paris, October 31, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) Entrusted to Love. Today’s Liturgy reminds us of the faithful deceased with a great prayer that embraces them all in our thoughts and in our … Continue reading

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