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The Crucifixion, by Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-94)

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The Twenty-second Sunday of the Year Ecclus 3:17-20 Heb 12:18-19, 22-24 Lk 14: 1-7 (year c)

Isaiah, depicted by Michelangelo (1475-1564) on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling

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The Twenty-first Sunday of the Year: Isaiah 66:18-21; Heb 12:5-7; Luke 13:22-30 (year c)

The Assumption of the Virgin (1475-6) by Francesco Botticini

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The Twentieth Sunday of the Year: Rev 11:19; 12:1-6 & 10; 1 Cor 15:45-51; Lk 1:39-45 (Year C)

Abraham and the Angels by Aert de Gelder (c 1680–85)

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The Nineteenth Sunday of the Year: Wis 18:6-9; Heb 11:1-2 & 8-12; Lk 12:32-48 (year c)

Ecclesiastes is attributed to Solomon, depicted by the Russian painter Isaak Asknaziy

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The Eighteenth Sunday of the Year: Eccl 1:2 & 2:21-23; Col 3:1-5 & 9-11; Lk 12:13-21 (year c)

A detail from The Lord’s Prayer by French painter James Tissot (1836-1902)

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The Seventeenth Sunday of the Year: Gen 18:20-32; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11:1-13 (year c)

Christ at the home of Martha and Mary by Georg Friedrich Stettner (d 1639)

The Sixteenth Sunday of the Year: Gen 18:1-10; Col 1:24-28; Lk 10:38-42 (year c)

The Good Samaritan by David Teniers the Younger, after Francesco Bassano

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The Fifteenth Sunday of the Year: Deut 30:10-14 ; Col 1:15-20; Lk 10:25-37 (Year C)

Christ and the Apostles by Georges Rouault

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The Fourteenth Sunday of the Year: Is 66:10-14; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12 (Year C)

St Paul, depicted by Rembrandt, says that Christ ‘meant us to remain free’

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The 13th Sunday of the Year: 1 Kgs 19:16 & 19-21; Gal 5:1, 13-18; Lk 9:51-62 (Year C)