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May 25, 2017 – Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, Ascension(Traditional)

The Gospel reading for the Ascension of the Lord speaks about a mountain top experience for the 11 disciples. They saw Jesus and they worship Him even though deep inside they could not believe. On [...]

May 24, 2017 – Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

The God who made the world and all that is in it . . . gives to everyone life and breath and everything.   As the flowers of Spring burst forth around me, I am [...]

May 23, 2017 – Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with all my heart …your right hand saves me.   Imagine Paul, Silas and the other prisoners in today’s reading from Acts (16:22-34) praying these words upon [...]

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May 22, 2017 – Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter

On the Sabbath, we (Paul and his companions) went outside the city gate to the river where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women [...]

May 21, 2017 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 21, 2017 Sixth Sunday of Easter   The crowds paid attention to what was said by Philip.   “The medium is the message.” Today’s readings remind me of these well-known words of Marshall McLuhan. [...]

May 20, 2017 – Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter

...You do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world.   There are times in my life when I wonder why I have been chosen. Being rejected, hated and [...]

May 19, 2017 – Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friend   When I think of this scripture verse, the idea of laying down one’s life for a friend, I think [...]

May 17. 2017 – Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears [...]

May 16, 2017 – Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the town, leaving him there for dead. His disciples quickly formed a circle about him, and before long he got up and went back into the town. [...]