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Spiritual Life

The Word This Week

St John never understood sanctity as a distant goal far beyond our grasp

The word this week

Solemnity of All Saints, Rev 7:2-4,9-14; Ps 23; 1 John 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12 (Year A)

We shall never hear the cries of the poor if we listen only to ourselves

The word this week

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Ex 22:20-26; Ps 18; 1 Thes 1:5C-10; Mt 22:34-40 (Year A)

Let us seek to acknowledge the presence of God in the stranger

The word this week

Twenty ninth Sunday of the Year, Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96; 1 Thes 1:1-5B; Mt 22:15-21 (Year A)

Our troubled world cries out for an end to hatred and violence

The word this week

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Is 25:6-10A; Ps 23; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt 22:1-14 (Year A)

Isaiah’s song of God’s love for his vineyard is a meditation on the history of Israel

The word this week

Twenty seventh Sunday of the Year, Is 5:1-7; Ps 80; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43 (Year A)

When the sinner renounces sin to become law-abiding and honest he deserves to live

The word this week

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Ez 18:25-2; Ps 25; Phil 2:1-11 or Phil 2:1-5; Mt 21:28-32 (Year A)

John’s Gospel describes the Crucifixion as a ‘lifting up’ that embraced a sinful world

The word this week

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Nm 21:4B-9; Ps 78; Phil 2:6-11; Jn 3:13-17 (Year A)

The obligation of mutual love is founded in Christ’s commandment that we should love one another as he has loved us

The word this week

Twenty-third Sunday of the Year, Ez 33:7-9; Rom 13:8-10; Mt 18:15-20 (Year A)

The greatest and the most inescapable cross lies deep within us

The word this week

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jer 20:7-9; Ps 63; Rom 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27 (Year A)

Ours is a God who understands us in our differences

The word this week

Twentieth Sunday of the Year, Isaiah 56: & 6-7; Romans 11:13-15; Matthew 15: 21-32 (Year A