The Root of Jesse, Day 1

“The Root of Jesse, Day 1”
Isaiah 11:1
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,
and from his roots a bud shall blossom.

Isaiah 11:1

Decay of the Davidic Dynasty

Over three hundred years after the reign of King David, his dynasty had decayed to a stump.… Read the rest

Happy Harvest

“Happy Harvest”
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

2 Corinthians 9:10

A Harvest of Thanks

The abundant life of grace mirrors the magnanimous fecundity of our Creator.… Read the rest

The Parable of the Yeast

“The Parable of the Yeast”
Luke 13:20-21 “in a snailshell”
Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang
Redesigned in 2022

Again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch of dough was leavened.”

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Solidarity

“Solidarity”
A reflection on Luke 13:1-5
Saturday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Some people told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. He said to them in reply, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans?

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Saint Luke, Evangelist

“Saint Luke, Evangelist”
2 Timothy 4:10-17
Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Beloved: Demas, enamored of the present world, deserted me and went to Thessalonica, Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. Luke is the only one with me.

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True Blessedness

“True Blessedness”
Luke 11:27-28 “in a snailshell”
Saturday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Bles-sed” is pronounced in two syllables in this couplet.


While he was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.”

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Our Lady of the Rosary

“Our Lady of the Rosary” (2 panels)
In commemoration of the Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571
Photos from the Mary Garden at the Passionist Monastery in Jamaica, NY
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

From the Liturgy of the Hours for Our Lady of the Rosary:

This commemorative feast was established by Saint Pius V on the anniversary of the naval victory won by the Christian fleet at Lepanto.

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More Powerful Than Atoms

“More Powerful Than Atoms”
A reflection on Luke 17:5-6
Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

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