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'. . . and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold . . .' Sunday Reflections, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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The Sower (November 1888, Arles) Vincent van Gogh [Web Gallery of Art] Listen! A sower went out to sow . . . For Readings and Reflections for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A,  click on the following: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Green Wheat Fields, Van Gogh [Web Gallery of Art] Other seeds fell on good soil . . . 
Wheatfield with Reaper at Sunrise, Van Gogh [Web Gallery of Art] . . . and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Let anyone with ears listen! (Matthew 13:1-9)

'Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.' Sunday Reflections, Pentecost, Year A

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Pentecost, Sir Anthony van Dyck [Web Gallery of Art]

For the readings of the Vigil Mass of Pentecost and of the Mass during the day, and for Reflections on Pentecost click on the following:
Pentecost Antiphona ad introitum Alternative Entrance Antiphon [Rom 5: 5; Cf 8:11]
Cáritas Dei diffúsa est in córdibus nostris
per inhabitántem Spíritum ejus in nobis. Allelúia, allelúia.

The love of God has been poured into our hearts
through the Spirit of God dwelling within us, alleluia, alleluia.

Vs. Benedic, ánima mea, Dómino: et ómnia, quæ intra me sunt, nómini sancto ejus.
Vs. Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Vs. Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto.  Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in saécula sæculórum. Amen.
Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Cáritas Dei diffúsa est in córdibus nostris
per inhabitántem Spíritum ejus i…
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'Then there eyes were opened . . .' Sunday Reflections, Third Sunday of Easter, Year A

Supper at Emmaus (detail) 1606, Caravaggio

Readings (New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings (Jerusalem Bible)
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…

'Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain.' Sunday Reflections, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

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The Sower, Vincent van Gogh June 1888, Arles, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo [Web Gallery of Art] Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) [This link is to the readings for the Vigil Mass and for the Mass on Sunday] GospelMatthew 13:1-23 (or 13:1-9)  (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Canada) 

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach.And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow.And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up.Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil.But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they …

'Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them.' Sunday Reflections, Pentecost, Year A

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Pentecost Juan de Flandes Museo del Prado [Web Gallery of Art]
Pentecost Sunday, at the Vigil Mass (Saturday evening) Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) [This link is to the readings for the Vigil Mass and for the Mass on Sunday] Pentecost Sunday, Mass During the Day Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) [This link is to the readings for the Vigil Mass and for the Mass on Sunday] GospelJohn 20:19-23  (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Canada) 
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”After he said this, he showed them his hands and h…

'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,
Wales, India
 [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland,
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 &…