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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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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: Book of the Prophet Malachi 3:19-20; Saint Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians 3:7-12; Gospel According to Saint Luke 21:5-19 No doubt to the consternation of his hearers, Jesus predicted the destruction of the great Temple in Jerusalem. The people...

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C, October 23, 2016

Book of Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; Second Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy 4:6-8; 16-18;  Gospel According to Saint Luke 18:9-14 Jesus’ famous parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector praying in the temple might seem like an exaggeration or a parody, outside the...

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, October 9, 2016

Readings: Second Book of Kings 5:14-17; Second Letter of Paul to Timothy 2:8:13; Gospel According to Saint Luke 17:11-19 Throughout the Gospels we see clearly that our Lord has the power of healing people. Sometimes the faith of the one or more persons who want to be...

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, October 2, 2016

Scripture Readings: Book of the Prophet Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4; Second Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Gospel According to Saint Luke 17:5-10 “The just man, because of his faith, shall live,” Habakkuk the prophet announces in the first reading for Mass...

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, September 25, 2016

Scripture readings: Book of the Prophet Amos 6:1, 4-7; First Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy 6:11-16; Gospel According to Saint Luke 16:19-31 “A wise man is known by the fewness of his words,” as the saying goes. Saint Benedict cites it in his Holy Rule in the chapter...

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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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