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'Cardinal Kim embodied the Two Great Commandments.' Sunday Reflections, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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The Good Samaritan (after Delacroix) Van Gogh [Web Gallery of Art] You shall love your neighbour as yourself (Mt 22:39). Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)GospelMatthew 22:34-40 (English Standard Version Anglicised)When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.This is the great and first commandment.And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself.On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”Léachtaí i nGaeilge
Stephen Cardinal Kim Sou-hwan Archbishop of Seoul (1922 - 2009)
This time six years ago I visited Korea to attend the ordination to the p…

The Rosary with the Great Artists: the Glorious Mysteries

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Madonna of the Rosary Lorenzo Lotto [Web Gallery of Art]


'The Rosary belongs among the finest and most praiseworthy traditions of Christian contemplation. Developed in the West, it is a typically meditative prayer, corresponding in some way to the “prayer of the heart” or “Jesus prayer” which took root in the soil of the Christian East.' [St John Paul II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, No 5.]

The Rosary here is the formula prayed by members of the Legion of Mary, the way I prefer. There are various ways of beginning and ending the Rosary but the Five Mysteries are the heart of the prayer. 
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 
Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. v. Send forth Your Spirit, O Lord, and they shall be created. R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray.

God our Father, pour out the gifts of Your Holy Spirit on the world. You sent the Spirit on Your Church to begin t…