Daily Archives: February 9, 2011

Monday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 6:53-56 The Healings at Gennesaret Dr. Paul Brand shared a story of a young man he treated for leprosy in India. Dr. Brand laid his hand on the shoulder of the leper as he tried to explain through an … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 7:1-13 The Tradition of the Elders Fr. Mark Link SJ, in his homily book Illustrated Daily Homilies Weekdays, quoted William Barclay who tells the story of a Jewish rabbi who was in a Roman prison. The rabbi used his … Continue reading

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Monday of the 4th Week of the Year

Mk 5:1-20 The Healing of the Gerasene Demoniac I invite you to reflect on three things about this healing of the Gerasene demoniac by Jesus. First, evil spirits bring to us division. The demoniac is a symbol of the inner … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 4th Week of the Year

Mk 5:21-43 Jairus’ Daughter and the Woman with a Hemorrhage Gary Thomas (Christianity Today, October 3, 1994, p. 26.) said that George Bush, still the Vice President, represented the U.S. A. at the funeral of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 5th Week of the Year

Gen 2:5-9, 15-17; Mk 7:14-23 The Tradition of the Elders According to one of the beliefs and traditions of our elders, if we have mole on our lips or black spot on our tongue we are daldalero/daldalera or tismoso/tsismosa. You … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 7:24-30 The Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith Calvin Miller in his, Rethinking Suburban Evangelism, (Leadership, 1988, p. 68) told this story that some time ago, a teenager, Arthur Hinkley, lifted a 3,000-pound tractor with bare hands. He wasn’t a weight lifter, … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 4th Week of the Year

Mk 6:1-6 The Rejection at Nazareth Sometimes in the past, I read in the newspaper of a lady who visited her brother in a certain village but was suspected of having the dreaded disease called SARS by the residents of … Continue reading

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