MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF LENT OPENING INSIGHT Ps 26:11-12 Redeem me, O Lord, and have mercy on me. My foot stands on level ground: I will bless the LORD in the assembly. SCRIPTURE READING Luke 6:36-38 At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. Judge not, and you will not be judged;…
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Monday of the First Week of Lent OPENING INSIGHT Ps 123: 2-3 Like the eyes of slaves on the hand of their lords, so our eyes are on the Lord our God, till he show us his mercy. Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy. SCRIPTURE READING Matthew 25:31-46 “Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my…
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At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis called on young people from around the world to take part in the preparatory work of the upcoming Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. In March, more than 300 young people will be in Rome for a pre-Synodal preparatory meeting ahead of October’s synod. “But I strongly desire that all young people might be the…
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300 young people from around the world have been chosen to come to Rome in preparation for the XV Synod of Bishops to take place in October 2018. Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, General Secretary of the Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops explained at a press conference on Friday that for the first time in the history of the Synod of Bishops, a pre-synodal meeting is…
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The Gospel account of the temptation of Jesus was the basis for Pope Francis’ reflections at the Angelus on the First Sunday of Lent, 2018. The Holy Father based his remarks on three main themes: temptation, conversion, and Good News. Speaking about temptation, the Pope said Jesus went into the desert to prepare Himself for His mission. The Lord had no need of conversion, but…
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OPENING INSIGHT Ps Ps 69:17 Answer us, LORD, for your mercy is kind; in the abundance of your mercies, look upon us. SCRIPTURE READING Isaiah 58:9c-14 Thus says the LORD: “If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,…
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