People were bringing children to Jesus.

ST. BEDE THE VENERABLE, PRIEST AND DOCTOR (OPT. MEMORIAL) People were bringing children to Jesus. We all know that family. Maybe we are that family—the ones who bring their restless, noisy kids to Mass. Or the ones whose inattentive teenagers make it clear that they...

The two shall become one flesh.

7TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME The two shall become one flesh.  When Jesus talks about marriage in today’s Gospel, he reaches all the way back, beyond the Law of Moses, to the Book of Genesis. He tells some Pharisees that Moses permitted a bill of divorce, but that divorce...

They had been discussing among themselves

ST. CHRISTOPHER MAGALLANES AND COMPANIONS (OPT MEMORIAL) They had been discussing among themselves .. who was the greatest.  Why were the apostles arguing about who was the greatest among them? After all, these twelve men had been chosen by Jesus to be his closest...

Behold, your mother.

BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH (MEMORIAL) Behold, your mother.  As a child, Florence felt her mother’s absence keenly. Her mom wasn’t physically absent, but she was emotionally unavailable. In fact, she often relied on Florence to help with the household...

You follow me.

SAINT JOHN I, POPE AND MARTYR (OPTIONAL MEMORIAL) You follow me.  This wasn’t the first time Jesus had called Peter to follow him. Years ago, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, he called Peter and his brother, Andrew, to follow him wholeheartedly. That day they left...

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