Monthly Archives: July 2013

Audio Readings July 31, 2013 17th Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99:5-7, 9 “The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.” (Matthew 13:45) Would you ever sell everything that you own to buy the calcified secretion of an irritated … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 30, 2013 17th Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5-9, 28; Psalm 103:6-13;Matthew 13:36-43 “Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” (Matthew 13:43) If you’ve seen Westerns, you know that it’s … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 29, 2013 17th Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Martha Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34; Psalm 106:19-23;John 11:19-27 “When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him.” (John 11:20) Martha often gets the short end of the stick, doesn’t she? When you think of her, most likely … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 28, 2013, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138:1-3, 6-8; Colossians 2:12-14;Luke 11:1-13 “Teach us to pray.” (Luke 11:1) Human beings are big on “how to.” Search on the Internet, and you will soon learn how to tie a tie, boil an egg, or even … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 26, 2013 16th Week in Ordinary Time

Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary Exodus 20:1-17;Psalm 19:8-11; Matthew 13:18-23 “I am the Lord your God.” (Exodus 20:2) The Ten Commandments flow out of two closely related realities: who God is, and who we are. … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 25, 2013 16th Week in Ordinary Time

Saint James, Apostle 2 Corinthians 4:7-15; Psalm 126:1-6;Matthew 20:20-28 “You do not know what you are asking.” (Matthew 20:22) The apostle James, whose feast we celebrate today, was there, with John and Peter, when Jesus raised Jairus’ daughter from the … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 24, 2013 16th Week in Ordinary Time

13_07_24 Saint Sharbel Makhluf, Priest Exodus 16:1-5, 9-15;Psalm 78:18-19, 23-28; Matthew 13:1-9 “This is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat.” (Exodus 16:15) Imagine that you grew up very poor, and always had to scrabble for your … Continue reading

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