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Monday of the 6th Week of the Year

Mk 8:11-13 The Demand for a Sign Setting out from Hamburg, Germany, one day to give a concert in London, violinist Fritz Kreisler had an hour before his boat sailed. He wandered into a music shop, where the proprietor asked … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 6th Week of the Year

Mk 8:14-21 The Leaven of the Pharisees Today’s gospel, Jesus is warning His disciples to watch out against the yeast (or leaven) of the Pharisees and of Herod.  They do not understand what Jesus meant. Leaven is a piece of … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 6th Week of the Year

Mk 8:22-26 The Blind Man of Bethsaida Once upon a time a loaf of bread fell from a bakery truck and as it hit the ground a crumb broke loose. Three sparrows all eyed the crumb and swooped down to … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 6th Week of the Year

Mk 8:27-33 Peter’s Confession about Jesus Who is Jesus for you? Graffiti found on a wall of St. John’s University this dialogue: “Jesus said unto them: ‘Who do you say that I am?’” And they replied: ‘You are the eschatological manifestation … Continue reading

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Friday of the 6th Week of the Year

Mk 8:34-9:1 The Conditions of Discipleship The Navigators (Vol. 11, No. 1) in its article, “Church Discipleship” said: “A disciple continues in the Word, loves others, bears fruit, and puts Christ first.” Today’s gospel reading contains a saying of Jesus … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 6th Week of the Year

Mk 9:2-13 The Transfiguration of Jesus Today gospel’s which is about the transfiguration of Christ, God the Father said to the three who accompanied Jesus to the mountain: “This is my Beloved Son.  Listen to Him,” (v. 7). Jesus’ transfiguration … Continue reading

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