Holy Preachers

“Holy Preachers”
A reflection on Mark 3:11-19
Friday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

And whenever unclean spirits saw Jesus they would fall down before him and shout, “You are the Son of God.” He warned them sternly not to make him known.

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Christ Draws the City

“Christ Draws the City”
Mark 1:32-34 “in a snailshell”
Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

On leaving the synagogue he entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever.

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John Saw and Believed

“John Saw and Believed”
John 20:1-8 “in a snailshell”
Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb.

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Get Behind Me, Satan!

“Get Behind Me, Satan!”
Matthew 16:21-23 “in a snailshell”
Thursday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

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Easter, Day 48

“Easter, Day 48”
John 21:15-19 in a tercet
Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Peter thrice vowed, “I love thee.”
Jesus made a Shepherd’s plea:
“Feed my lambs and follow me.”


When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He

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Holy Thursday

“Holy Thursday”
John 13:14
From the Gospel at Evening Mass
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The

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Standing With Christ

“Standing With Christ”
A reflection on Mark 8:38
Friday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
©2022 by Gloria M. Chang

“Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this faithless and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

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