So You May Eat It and not Die

“This is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die.” So often we can just gloss over our Lord’s words because we have become accustomed to hearing them. We lose sight of the incredibly surprising nature of our Lord’s promises. He tells us today that if we […]

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Giving Thanks for So Little

Today’s Gospel contains a familiar story: the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. It is a miracle story that reminds us of our Lord’s power over nature. We have probably also heard it used as a launching point for discussing the importance of sharing. I would like to take a closer look today at an […]

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Learning to Pray

“[Jesus] said to [the apostles], “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.”  People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat.  So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place.” When our Lord takes the Apostles away to a […]

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Bumping into Jesus

God wants to do incredible things in your life! Today we hear the stories of two people’s whose lives were profoundly altered by coming into contact with Christ: the woman with the hemorrhage and the daughter of the synagogue official. These two miraculous healings show us the incredible power of Christ to triumph over every […]

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Your Prophetic Vocation

“For now the LORD has spoken who formed me as his servant from the womb … and I am made glorious in the sight of the LORD, and my God is now my strength!” These very strong words of praise in today’s first reading are assigned by the Sacred Liturgy to St. John the Baptist, […]

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