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'Then there eyes were opened . . .' Sunday Reflections, Third Sunday of Easter, Year A

Supper at Emmaus (detail) 1606, Caravaggio

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Gospel Luke 24:13-35 (NRSV, Catholic Edition, Canada)

Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth,who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all t…

'Jesus called the twelve and began to send them out two by two.' Sunday Reflections, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Young Jew as Christ, Rembrandt, c.1656 Stattliche Museen, Berlin [Web Gallery of Art] GospelMark 6:7-13 New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Can. 

Jesus called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts;but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics.He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place.If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.”So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent.They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.
Green Drove, Pewsey, with the Pewsey White Horse, south of the village
Today's gospel reminds me of experiences as a seminarian while on Peregrinatio pro Christo with the

'Stay with us . . .' Sunday Reflections, 3rd Sunday of Easter Year A

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Road to Emmaus Duccio di Buoninsegna, 1308-11,  Museo del Opera del Duomo, Siena [Web gallery of Art] Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)                                   Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England,
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South Africa) Gospel Luke 24:13-35(New Revised Standard Version, 
Catholic Edition, Canada) 
Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven milesfrom Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened.While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them,but their eyes were kept from recognizing him.And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?”  continue gospel here.

From 1968 until 1971 I studied music at Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, not too far north of New York City. At the time it was run by the Religious of the Sacred Heart. In 1968 the college dropped &…