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The forty days of Lent

The forty days of Lent is the annual retreat of the people of God in imitation of Jesus' forty days in the wilderness where he overcame Satan and his temptations as we see in our gospel. We are called to journey with the Lord in a special season of prayer, fasting, almsgiving, repentance, and renewal…
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The blind leading the blind

Our Gospel presents us with four teachings of Jesus. The blind leading the blind: a parable of one line, very similar to the warnings that, in the Gospel of Matthew, are addressed to the Pharisees: "Woe to you, blind guides!" Here, in the context of the Gospel of Luke, this parable is addressed to the…
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Be merciful as your Father in Heaven is merciful!

In today’s Gospel, we have the second part of the “Discourse of the Plain.” In the first part, Jesus addresses himself to the disciples. In the second part, today’s gospel, he addresses himself “ to you who listens to me,” that is, the great crowds of poor and sick people who had come from all…
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The Magi Journey, Our Journey

In our gospel, we see a journey, an exodus, a going out. The Magi, these mysterious characters, get moving, go far away from their land and go seeking the king, the Lord. The physical journey of the Magi hides a much more important and meaningful journey: the journey of faith. This is the movement of…
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