Category Archives: Bible Exegesis

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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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: 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: 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: 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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