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He shall judge between the nations,
and set terms for many peoples.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks;
One nation shall not raise the sword against another,
nor shall they train for war again.
Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time (Year I)
Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 2:13-17
An eye for microscopic detail, a steady hand, and ultra-fine motor skills are required of surgeons in the operating room.… Read the rest
Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time (Year I)
Hebrews 4:1-5, 11; Mark 2:1-12
The aim of the Christian life may be expressed in many ways: union with God, communion in the Trinity, deification (theosis), the acquisition of the Holy Spirit, returning to the Father’s house (the heavenly Jerusalem), or in the words of the author of Hebrews, entering into God’s Sabbath “rest.”… Read the rest
14th Week in Ordinary Time, Saturday (Year II)
Isaiah 6:1-8; Matthew 10:24-33
In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, with the train of his garment filling the temple.… Read the rest