Category Archives: Biblical Reflection

Reflection for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING           Ezekiel 2:2-5 As the Lord spoke to me, the spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard the one who was speaking say to me: Son of man, … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle B, 2018

    FIRST READING            Genesis 3:9-15 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree, the Lord God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?”  He answered, “I heard you in the garden; but I was afraid, … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi-Cycle B, 2018

FIRST READING            Exodus 24:3-8 When Moses came to the people and related all the words and ordinances of the LORD, they all answered with one voice, “We will do everything that the LORD has told us.”  Moses then wrote down … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Easter-Cycle B-2018

  FIRST READING            Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35 The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common.  With great power the … Continue reading

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Reflection for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord-Lent-Cycle B-2018

from: The Benedictine Monastery of Christ in the Desert.  https://christdesert.org FIRST READING          Isaiah 50:4-7 The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.  Morning after … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent – Cycle B – 2018

From the Benedictine Monastery of Christ in the Desert   FIRST READING        Jeremiah 31:31-34 The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.  It will … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (N.O.) and Fourth Sunday after Easter (E.F.)

Fr Martin Ganeri looks to the destination of the Christian’s journey, and considers the roadmap that shows us how to reach it. When people want to make a journey by car these days to some place they have not been … Continue reading

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Where the Spirit Blooms

Lectio Divina – Pentecost Year c FRANCESCO FOLLO The Church is the place where “the Spirit blooms” (St Hippolytus of Rome, Traditio apostolica, 35) and the Chosen People, non-restricted by borders, come from all the peoples: “For in one Spirit … Continue reading

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Emptied and Exalted – Palm Sunday, 2016

  CP&S has previously presented sermons by Father Michael Chua, now of the parish of Jesus Caritas in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Father has prepared an exceptionally good sermon for today, Palm Sunday. He speaks of the two “processions” described … Continue reading

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Rorate Sunday

Desert dew  A little study on my part has revealed that yesterday, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, has been sometimes called Rorate Sunday in times past and even present. This is to be distinguished from Rorate Masses, which refer to Votive Masses of … Continue reading

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Meditation for the Fourth Sunday of Advent  – Fr Alfred Delp SJ

Written in Tegel Prison, Berlin December 1944 Threefold Bondage and Liberation The same thing applies to the Advent of prayer as to the Advent of life. All hopes and all hindrances are rolled together into one great weight just before … Continue reading

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Fr Alfred Delp SJ: Meditation on the third Sunday in Advent, Part 3

In order for man to attain to this density of life and ascend to this capability of deep breath and deep joy, a great conversion is needed, a great transformation of his being. This will be the result of individual … Continue reading

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Alfred Delp SJ: Meditation on the 3rd Sunday of Advent, Part 2

Today, with Saint Paul, the liturgy names the first prerequisite for making true joy possible: “In Domino [In the Lord]. Gaudete in Domino [Rejoice in the Lord]. Dominus prope est [The Lord is near]” (Phil 4:4-5). Holiness and happiness intrinsically … Continue reading

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Meditation for the Second Sunday of Advent

Fr Alred Delp SJ Written in Tegel Prison December 1944  “Surge et sta in excelso—Arise and stand on high” (Bar 5:5). Value or lack of value, depth or lack of depth in human life depends greatly upon life remaining sculptured, … Continue reading

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Meditation for the First Sunday of Advent

Fr Alfred Delp Written in Tegel Prison, Berlin December 1944 The deepest meaning of Advent cannot be understood by anyone who has not first experienced being terrified unto death about himself and his human prospects and likewise what is revealed … Continue reading

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