Tag Archives: St. Luke

Sunday Reflection, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 17, 2013): Teilhard de Chardin, St. Paul, End Times and God in All

The last enemy to be destroyed is death, for “he subjected everything under his feet.” But when it says that everything has been subjected, it is clear that it excludes the one who subjected everything to him. When everything is subjected to him, then … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection; 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Humility in Prayer

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” — Luke 18:14 This week is the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The weekly readings can be found here. The theme is humility in prayer (and … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 20, 2013): Prayer and Persistence

This week is the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. You can find the readings here. The theme is persistence in prayer. Today’s reflection is from James Predmore, S.J. You can find the full reflection here, but set forth below is … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist (October 18)

Practically all we know of Luke (and it is not very much) comes from the New Testament. We do not know the place or date of his birth. In Paul’s Letter to Philemon (v.24) Paul refers to “Luke, my fellow worker”. In the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 29, 2013): Establishing the “I-Thou” Relationship

“This encounter with personalism [in the thought of Martin Buber] was for me a spiritual experience that left an essential mark” — Pope Benedict XVI “When I confront a human being as my Thou and speak the basic word I-Thou to … Continue reading

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 28, 2013) (Lord’s Prayer: A Challenging Petition)

Today’s readings contain the version of the Lord’s Prayer found in the Gospel of Luke.  I learned this prayer as a child and pray it almost every day. It has become so routine that I often lose the power of … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, the Apostle to the Apostles

Our July celebration of Hall of Fame of Saints continues today with the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene.  St. Mary Magdalene holds a special place both in Christian and world history. According to three of the four Gospels, she was … Continue reading

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