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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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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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Friday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 7:31-37 The Healing of a Deaf Man Giles Fletcher said something about Jesus, like this: “He is a path, if any be misled; He is a robe, if any naked be; If any chance to hunger, He is bread; … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 8:1-10 The Feeding of the Four Thousand Woodrow Wilson said: “No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.” Today’s gospel tells us about the feeding of Jesus of about four thousand people out of … Continue reading

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