Monthly Archives: May 2019

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled Or Afraid

We are in the sixth week of Easter. We have been proclaiming that Jesus has risen and we have risen with him. Now the same Lord is telling the disciples that He has to go to the Father; will the disciples be alone again? Their hearts were not able to understand it. Why Lord? We…
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Farewell Discourse

Our gospel is part of Jesus Farewell Discourse, a literary form common in the ancient world in which a great figure gives a final speech to those who are close to him: for example, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Tobit, Noah, Abraham, Rebecca, Enoch, Ezra, and Baruch. The great figure tells of his impending death…
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“No One Can Take Them Out Of My Hand.”

What a joy to continue proclaiming the Risen Lord our Savior as our God who has victory over sin and death. After these three weeks of Easter and entering the fourth, we have heard how the Lord appeared to many and showed himself as the Glorious Jesus who came back to open the way to…
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Peter to be the shepherd of his flock

In our gospel, the risen Jesus commissions the apostle Peter to be the shepherd of his flock, the one Church. Peter, who once denied his Lord, now redeems himself with his answers to the three questions of Jesus: “Peter do you love me?” “Yes, Lord, I do,” says Peter; three times Jesus asks, three times…
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