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Thursday of the 5th Week of Lent: The true Temple

Thursday, April 10, 2014
In today’s Gospel we find Jesus preaching in the Temple. Now not only was the Temple the heart of the Jewish religion of the period, it was also understood in the Jewish imagination to be the centre of the universe because it was the place where God had made his home on Earth. We can think of the Temple, then, as the point in which the moral, judicial, and liturgical dimensions of the Law of Moses intersect. The moral and judicial precepts instructed Israel on how to live in holiness and justice. The liturgical precepts offered Israel a way of undoing the sin and disobedience of humanity from our first parents onwards through the sacrifices, prayers, and thanksgiving of the Temple liturgy. Through the God-given precepts of the Law of Moses, then, Israel is made able to live with God and the point of contact between God and humanity is the Temple. Read more

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent: Strange Gods and Modern Idols

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent: Snakes on the Plain

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent: Innocence or Injustice?

Monday, April 07, 2014
Readings: Daniel 13; Psalm 23; John 8:1-11 Read more

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Resurrection of Lazarus

Sunday, April 06, 2014
Fifth Sunday of Lent Read more

Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Saturday, April 05, 2014

The Ninth Station: Jesus falls the third time

Friday, April 04, 2014
Br Samuel Burke OP sees the third fall of Jesus as a cause for sorrow, which can turn to repentance as we open ourselves to receive forgiveness. Read more

Thursday of the Fourth week of Lent: Humility

Thursday, April 03, 2014
Readings: Ex 32:7-14; Ps 106; John 5:31-47  Read more

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent: Controversial Miracles and Unconventional Charity

Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Gospel Reading: John 5:1-3, 5-16 Read more

Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent: who is conforming to who?

Monday, March 31, 2014
Readings: Isaiah 65:17-21; Psalm 29:2,4-6,11-13; John 4:43-54

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