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'The goal of my life is to always be united with Jesus.' Sunday Reflections, Solemnity of All Saints

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  Blessed Carlo Acutis 3 May 1991 - 12 October 2006 Beatified 10 October 2020 [ Wikipedia ] Readings   (New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings   (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel   Matthew 5:1-12a ( English Standard Version Anglicised) Seeing the crowds, Jesus went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness

'In our own lives there will come a time when we must make a choice . . .' Sunday Reflections, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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  Christ in the House of Martha and Mary Joachim Beuckelaer [ Web Gallery of Art ] On this mountain the  Lord  of hosts will make for all peoples   a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,   of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined  (Isaiah 25:6, First Reading). The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son,     and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast  . . .  (Matthew 22:2-3 Gospel). Readings   (New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings   (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel   Matthew 22:1-14 or 22:1-10 ( English Standard Version Anglicised) Again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying,   “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son,   and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come.   Again he sent othe

'There is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones . . .' Sunday Reflections, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Landscape with Christ and St Peter Goffried Wals [ 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   Matthew 16:21-27 ( English Standard Version Anglicised) From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.   And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you.”   But he turned and said to Peter,  “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” Then Jesus told his disciples,  “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.   For whoever would save his life will los