•   GOSPEL. Mark viii. 1-9. At that time, when there was a great multitude with Jesus, and they had nothing to eat, calling his disciples together, he saith to them: I have compassion on the multitude: for behold they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat. And if I shall send them[...]
  •   The Pharisees and Scribes were a certain class of Jews who in outward habits were most scrupulously correct. They fasted, prayed publicly in the Temple, and gave ostentatious alms. Our Lord knew them: He could see into their hearts, and knew that they were not sincere. Therefore He said: "[...]
  • Our Lord was so kind to all, and worked so many miracles, that His fame traveled far and wide; from all quarters of Judea the people sought Him and crowded about Him in immense and ever-increasing numbers. His words bore with them so much grace, that they melted every heart, even the hardest. He[...]
  • This Gospel is a most consoling one, for it speaks of the mercy of God. Often a sinner who hears himself menaced with the terrible chastisements of that great Last Judgment Day, or with sudden death, or with the never-ending tortures of hell, is not at all moved, but continues in his sins. B[...]
  •   GOSPEL. Luke xiv. 16-24. At that time: Jesus spoke to the Pharsees this parable: A certain man made a great supper, and invited many. And he sent his servant at the hour of supper to say to them that were invited, that they should come, for now all things are ready. And they began a[...]
  • Third Sunday in Lent: The cure of the man possessed by the devil   Gospel. Luke xi. 14-28. At that time: Jesus was casting out a devil, and the same was dumb. And when he had cast out the devil, the dumb spoke; and the multitude were in admiration at it: but some of them said: He cas[...]
  • GOSPEL. Matt. viii. 23-27. At that time when Jesus entered into the boat, His disciples followed Him; and behold a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was covered with waves; but He was asleep. And His disciples came to Him, and awaked Him, saying: Lord, save us, we perish. And Jesus sa[...]
  • GOSPEL. Matt. xxii. 15-21. At that time the Pharisees going, consulted among themselves how to ensnare Jesus in his speech. And they sent to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying: Master, we know that thou art a true speaker, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any[...]
  • Gospel Matt, xviii. 23-35-- At that time Jesus spoke to his disciples this parable: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king who would take an account of his servants. And when he had begun to take the account, one was brought to him that owed him ten thousand talents. And as he had not wherewith [...]
  • Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost   GOSPEL~ Matt. ix. 1-8. At that time: Jesus entering into a boat passed over the water and came into his own city. And behold they brought to him one sick of the palsy lying in a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the man sick of the palsy: Be of good he[...]
  • GOSPEL. Luke xiv. 1-11. At that time when Jesus went into the house of one of the chief of the Pharisees, on the sabbath day, to eat bread, they watched him. And behold there was a certain man before him that had the dropsy. And Jesus answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying: Is it lawf[...]
  • BEHOLD here a bright, joyous and lively youth, snatched from the enjoyment of life by death. He is being carried out of the town to be buried, and he was the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. Friends were walking after the bier, the disconsolate mother resting on the arm of a friend. [...]
  • GOSPEL. Luke xvii. 11-19. At that time, as Jesus was going to Jerusalem, he passed through the midst of Samaria in Galilee. And as he entered into a certain town, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off: and lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, master, have mercy on us. Whom when[...]
  •   GOSPEL~ Luke x. 23-37. At that time Jesus said to His disciples: Blessed are the eyes that see the things which you see. For I say to you that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things that you see, and have not seen them; and to hear the things that you hear, and have not [...]
  •   GOSPEL. Mark vii. 31-37. At that time: Jesus going out of the coasts of Tyre, came by Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. And they bring to him one deaf and dumb: and they besought him that he would lay his hand upon him. And taking him from the multitude ap[...]