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Wednesday 24 July(0)

July 24, 2019

Exodus 16:1-5, 9-15; Psalm 78; Matthew 13:1-9

The potential of the seed

We have passed the winter equinox and we imagine the days getting a little bit lighter, even if they still seem a little bit wetter! Jesus uses many images in his parables from the land and in today’s gospel he portrays the seed and the sower as images of the kingdom.… More

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Tuesday 23 July

Exodus 14:21-15:1; Canticle Exodus 15:1-18; Matthew 12:46-50

Brothers, sisters, mothers

What an amazing thought – everybody who is in a relationship with Jesus, everybody who follows him, becomes his brother or sister or mother which must mean as brothers and sisters and mothers of Jesus we, in turn, reveal a particular aspect of the face and hands and heart of Jesus.… More

Monday 22 July

St Mary Magdalene

Songs 3:1-4; Psalm 63; John 20:1-2 , 11-18

Called by name

Pope Francis calls Mary Magdalene the ‘Apostle of the Apostles’, and the ‘Apostle of the new and greatest hope.’ “How beautiful” he says, “to think that the first appearance of the Risen One took place in such a personal way!… More

Sunday 21 July

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Genesis 18:1-10; Psalm 15; Colossians 1:24-28;Luke 10:38-42

Labels

It’s very easy to label Martha a fusspot and to leave it at that! However, if we take the time to trace her development in the gospel of John [chapter 11], we see that she is the one who greets Jesus after Lazarus dies, while Mary stays at home in her grief.… More


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