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Third Sunday of Easter

Gospel – Luke 24; 35 – 48 Three weeks ago, was Easter Sunday but time does not separate us from the joy of the Resurrection.  The Gospel today took place on Easter Sunday.  The two disciples who left Jerusalem to return to Emmaus gave the Impression that after the Passion and Death of the Lord, […]

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Oblate Talk On Prayer April 18

Oblates from all locations and guests are invited to monthly meetings at the Archabbey. The April 18 talk will be by Dr. Catherine Petrany, associate professor of theology at Saint Vincent College on “Prayer: The Psalms.” Dr. Petrany has doctorate and master of arts degrees from Fordham University and a bachelor of arts degree from […]

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Second Sunday of Easter

Over the past several months we have followed along the course of Jesus’ public ministry, from its beginning, marked by the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, through the accounts of his preaching and healing, to the events of his passion, death, and resurrection remembered during Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. Now we […]

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Palm Sunday

The special nature of Palm Sunday is marked in several ways, for instance, by the congregation’s festive entrance into church, by the blessing of palms, and by the fact that we hear not one but two Gospel readings this Sunday. The first takes place before the mass begins, as the priest or deacon proclaims the […]

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

Gospel – John 12 : 20 – 33 “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.”   Scripture scholars speculate that the Greeks who made this request were probably Gentile converts to Judaism.  They made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem to observe the Passover and heard that Jesus was there.  As converts they were probably had the desire […]

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Fourth Sunday of Lent

On three Sundays during the Lenten season the Church offers the possibility of reading key passages from the Gospel of John at mass even in years when the Lectionary is following a different sequence of texts. The three optional readings, one of which occurs this week, have been chosen to accompany the so-called “scrutinies” of […]

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Father Edward Speaking March 14

Oblates from all locations and guests are invited to monthly meetings at the Archabbey. The March 14 talk will be by Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., on “Lectio Divina.” Father Edward has been a monk of the Archabbey since 1995, and presently serves as rector of Saint Vincent Seminary. He completed a doctorate in theology from […]

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