Posts

Showing posts with the label Murillo

'Blessed are you who are poor.' Sunday Reflections, 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Image
Christ Pantocrator, Cefalù Cathedral, Italy[Web Gallery of Art] 'Pantocrator' may be translated as 'Almighty' or 'All-powerful'.


Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)
Gospel Luke 6:17, 20-26 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
Jesus came down with the twelve and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. Then he looked up at his disciples and said: ‘Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
‘Blessed are you who are hungry now,for you will be filled.
‘Blessed are you who weep now,for you will laugh. ‘Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is …

'And the Word became flesh and lived among us.' Sunday Reflections, Christmas Day, 2018

Image
Adoration of the Shepherds, Murillo [Web Gallery of Art]
The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord has four different Mass formularies, each with its own prayer and readings. Any of the four fulfills our obligation to attend Mass. These are:
Vigil Mass, celebrated 'either before or after First Vespers (Evening Prayer) of the Nativity'; that means starting between 5pm and 7pm.
Mass During the Night, known before as 'Midnight Mass'. 
Mass at Dawn.
Mass During the Day.
When you click on 'Readings' below from the New American Bible you will find links to the readings for each of the four Masses. The readings from the Jerusalem Bible for the four Masses are all on one page.
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)
Gospel(Mass During the Day)John 1:1-18 (New Revised  Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)

'I lay down my life for the sheep.' Sunday Reflections, Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Image
Christ the Good Shepherd, Murillo [WikiArt]

Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)
Gospel John 10:11-18 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
Jesus said:
‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in …

The Twenty Mysteries of the Rosary

Image
Madonna of the Rosary, Lorenzo Lotto [Web Gallery of Art]
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son ofJames. All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers (Acts 1:12-14).
First Reading, Mass of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
Still-Life with Symbols of the Virgin Mary, Dirck de Bray [Web Gallery of Art]
In October 2014 I published here a series of posts on the Rosary under the general title The Rosary with the Great Painters, each post featuring five mysteries. Here I give links to each of those posts.
Continue here.

'God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.' Sunday Reflections, Trinity Sunday, Year A

Image
The Trinity. El Greco [Web Gallery of Art]
For Readings and Reflections for Trinity Sunday click on the following:
Trinity Sunday, Year A
Benedictus sit Deus, Mozart


Antiphona ad introitum 
Entrance Antiphon

Benedictus sit Deus Pater, Blest be God the Father, Unigenitusque Dei Filius, and the Only Begotten Son of God, Sanctus quoque Spiritus, and also the Holy Spirit, quia fecit nobiscum misericordian suam. for he has shown us is merciful love.

'But for a dream, born in a herdsman's shed, And for the secret Scripture of the poor.' Sunday Reflections, Christmas Day

Image
Adoration of the Shepherds- Jacopo Bassano 

What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people (John 1:4).
The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord has four different Mass formularies, each with its own prayer and readings. Any of the four fulfills our obligation to attend Mass. These are:
Vigil Mass, celebrated 'either before or after First Vespers (Evening Prayer) of the Nativity'; that means starting between 5pm and 7pm.
Mass During the Night, known before as 'Midnight Mass'. In many parts of the world it does begin at midnight but here in the Philippines since the 1980s it begins earlier, usually at 8:30pm or 9pm.
Mass at Dawn, Mass During the Day.
When you click on 'Readings' below from the New American Bible you will find links to the readings for each of the four Masses. The readings from the Jerusalem Bible for the four Masses are all on one page.
Readings (New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings (Jerusalem Bible: Austral…

'The family is the image of God, who is a communion of persons' (Pope Francis). Sunday Reflections, Trinity Sunday, Year C

Image
The Two Trinities, Murillo, 1675-82
John 16:12-15 (NRSV, Catholic Ed., Can.)

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.


During my kinder, primary and secondary school years, 1947 to 1961, my brother and I had breakfast and dinner - a midday meal in Ireland in those days - with our mother. In the evening we had 'tea', as that lighter meal was known in some English-speaking countries. My father had his dinner and tea combined, the four of us together. I often heard my mother 'complain' about having to prepare two meals for my father in the e…

'And the Word became flesh and lived among us.'

Image
The Census at Bethlehem, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1566 Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels [Web Gallery of Art]
In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child (Luke 2: 1-5, NRSVACE).
Adoration of the Shepherds, Rembrandt, 1646 National Gallery, London [Web Gallery of Art]
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.’ So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger (Luke 2:15-16, N…

‘Go . . . and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.' Sunday Reflections, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Image
The Inspiration of St Matthew, Caravaggio, 1602 Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome [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) GospelMatthew 22:1-14 [or 22:1-10] (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition: Canada)  Jesus said to the chief priest and the elders of the people: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come.Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.’But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business,while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them.continue…