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Tag Archive for ‘secrets’

December Crossword

  Solution for November Across: 1 Armageddon, 7 Émigré, 8 Octavo, 10 Evil, 11 Libretto, 13 Aorta, 14 Nerds, 15 Ill-timed, 17 Tsar, 20 Noggin, 21 Fatima, 22 Psalmodist. Down: 1 Alibi, 2 Mary, 3 Doctrine, 4 Op art, 5 Revelations, 6 Zoroastrian, 9 Minster, 12 Familial, 16 Logos, 18 Saint, 19 Magi. The winner […]

Thursday 24 July

Jeremiah 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13; Ps 36; Matthew 13:10-17 Listen Jesus explains his use of parables. “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them…. Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.” Many had closed their minds to […]

Saturday 28 September

Zechariah 2: 5-9, 14-15, Canticle of Jeremiah, Luke 9:43-45 Eat my words Holy Scripture is unlike any other printed matter. Apparently black on white, it is “living and active,” it is spirit and life. So Jesus advises His disciples, and us, to dwell constantly on it. Because our minds cannot comprehend the words fully, they […]

Monday 23 September

SAINT PADRE PIO OF PIETRELCINA Ezra 1: 1-6, Psalm 126, Luke 8: 16-18 No secrets Jesus heals and teaches us, bringing enlightenment and revelation. Because God knows everything, there is no point in attempting to keep secrets from Him. We are effectively blocking the free flow of His mercy and love. It seems that it […]

Saturday 13 July

Genesis 49: 29-33; 50: 15-26, Ps.105, Matthew 10: 24-33 Jesus is master Jesus is my master. I am his apprentice. That relationship lasts a lifetime. He is not one master among many. Private prayer and reflection are part of learning and being taught. If I am a good apprentice I can get close to the […]

Love the church with no secrets

Carlo Carretto’s famous Love Letter to the Church (here) has been quoted recently, notably in Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s Chrism Mass homily in New York. It sums up for many church people the mixed emotions experienced concerning the Roman Catholic Church in its present travails. My faith in the Church is that it is the Body […]