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Fr. Christian Leisy, OSB, will begin making reports while in Rome on assignment with the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation beginning in January, 2017.

 

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, September 18, 2016

Scripture Readings: Book of the Prophet Amos 8:4-7; First Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy                       2:1-8; Gospel According to Saint Luke 16:1-13 Can bad example be a good lesson? Can we benefit from the misdeeds of others? What about people who expend so...

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, September 11, 2016

Scripture Readings: Book of Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; First Letter to Timothy 1:12-17;                                                      Gospel According to Luke 15:1-32 The story is told of a catechism class studying the Parable the Prodigal Son. After emphasizing...

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Scripture Readings: Book of Wisdom 9:13-18; Letter of Saint Paul to Philemon 9-17; Gospel According to Saint Luke 14:25-33 The first words we hear from Jesus in this Sunday’s Gospel passage might almost startle us. They were spoken by the Lord to convey without the...

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, August 28, 2016

Scripture Readings: Book of Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29; Letter to the Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24; Gospel According to Saint Luke 14:1, 7 – 14 All three Mass readings from the Bible this Sunday are gems of wisdom and joy for those who take them to heart and strive to put...

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Twenty-first Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C, August 21, 2016

Scripture Readings: Book of the Prophet Isaiah 66:18-21; Letter to the Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13; Gospel According to Saint Luke 13:22-30 This Sunday in Ordinary Time directs our attention to God’s intention for the salvation of the human race in Jesus Christ. In a word,...

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Scripture Readings: Book of the Prophet Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Letter to the Hebrews 12:1-4; Gospel According to Saint Luke 12:49-53 At the beginning of this Sunday’s Gospel passage, Jesus speaks of his coming in order to kindle fire on earth and the wish that the...

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Nineteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C, August 7, 2016

Scripture Readings: Book of Wisdom 18:6-9; Letter to the Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19, Gospel According to Saint Luke 12:32-48 Some parts of Sacred Scripture, the Old and New Testaments, are more interesting, engaging and memorable than others. I have to confess that this...

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, July 31, 2016

Scripture Readings: Book of Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23; Letter to the Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11; Gospel According to Saint Luke 12:13-21 This Sunday’s scripture readings provide us with another opportunity to reflect on the fact that “you can’t take it with you,” when one...

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, July 24, 2016

Scripture Readings: Genesis 18:20-32; Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians 2:12-14; Gospel According to Saint Luke 11:1-13 This Sunday’s Gospel passage is a collection of the Lord’s sayings on prayer. Jesus gives the teaching in the context of his own prayer. We are...

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Sixteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C, July17, 2016

Readings: Book of Genesis 18:1-10; Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians 1:24-28; Gospel According to Saint Luke 10:38-42 Both the first reading and the Gospel for Mass this Sunday are centered on what  sometimes is called “the ministry of hospitality,” a spiritual...

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Fifteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C, July 10, 2016

Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 30:10-14; Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 10:25-37 The wonderful parable of the Good Samaritan is unforgettable and perhaps the most famous of the parables of Jesus, right up there with the parable of the Prodigal Son and the parable about the...

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Fourteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C, June 26, 2016

Scripture Readings: Book of the Prophet Isaiah 66:10 – 14; Saint Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 6: 14 – 18; Gospel According to Saint Luke 10: 1 – 12, 17 – 20 It has been said, and rightly so I believe, that God needs our full and willing cooperation to carry on the...

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Thirteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C, June 26, 2016

Scripture Readings: First Book of Kings 19:16-21; Saint Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 5:1, 13-18; Gospel According to Saint Luke 9:51-62 Whether young or old, poor or rich, people normally wish to be treated with respect and fairness. Jesus encountered a lack of...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, June 19, 2016

Scripture Readings: Zechariah 12:10-11; Saint Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 3:26-29; Gospel According to Saint Luke 9:18-24 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Saint Luke the Evangelist reveals something which Saint Paul, through personal experience, phrased in his own concise...

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, June 12. 2016

Scripture Readings: Second Book of Samuel 12:7-10, 13; Saint Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 2:16, 19-21; Gospel According to Saint Luke 7:36-8:3 Every person has his or her weaknesses and failures, but God’s mercy towards those who stray and sin is boundless. This is...

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, June 5, 2016

Scripture Readings:  First Book of Kings 17:17-24; Saint Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19;                Gospel According to Saint Luke 7:11-17 In both the first Mass reading and the Gospel this Sunday we hear recounted the raising to life of a widow’s son. In...

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 22, 2016

Scripture Readings: Book of Proverbs 8:22-31; Letter to the Romans 5:1-5; Gospel According to Saint John 16:12-15 Each year on the Sunday following Pentecost, the Church celebrates the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity, our belief that God is One and yet Three Persons:...

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Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016

Readings: Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23 The Solemnity of Pentecost is a splendid reminder of the universality of the love God has for us. At Pentecost, fifty days after Easter, the Church celebrates the powerful presence of...

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SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD, 2016

Scripture Readings: Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11; Saint Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 1:17-23; Gospel According to Saint Luke 24:46-53 We celebrate our Lord’s Ascension, taking place forty days after his resurrection. We recount with joy the day Christ completed his...

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