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Most of us are aware that Jesus sent His Twelve Apostles out to preach the Good News in the towns and villages of Galilee. We also know that the Apostles were the first priests of the church, those … more
All of us have been on a journey in our lives. Young people love the adventure of travel. As we get older, we might settle for simply watching a travel channel on cable television. Jesus, however, … more
Jesus loved being with His disciples. He was always teaching them and pursuing an overall goal of preparing them to live in union with Him. In the passage we willingly hear and pray this weekend, we … more
A nameless woman offers to Jesus one of the most extraordinary acts of love and devotion seen in the Gospels. She encounters the living God and discovers love Himself who bestows on her His tender … more
If we love, we cannot escape mourning, for mourning is the result of losing a loved one. Inevitably, this loss occurs in the lives of each and every one of us. Even with our hope in the Resurrection … more
There are many evocative phrases that have inspired generations of people: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this … more
There are many evocative phrases that have inspired generations of people: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this … more
Jesus said to his disciples: I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. These merciful words of Jesus must have made a mixed impression on the Apostles. They might have felt that … more
Something enormously significant happened to Jesus’ followers 50 days after the Resurrection. St. Luke recounts that day in the Acts of the Apostles by using intense images and language. “And … more
St. Luke’s account of Our Lord’s Ascension into heaven is rather terse: “He parted from (the Apostles) and was taken up to heaven” (Lk 24:51). It is puzzling why St. Luke offered so little … more
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