Prayer for Jerusalem

“Prayer for Jerusalem”
A reflection on Ezekiel 37:11-14 and Luke 19:41-44
Thursday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time
©️2023 Gloria M. Chang

Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.’ Therefore prophesy,

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Beyond Consanguinity

“Beyond Consanguinity”
A reflection on Luke 14:25-33
Wednesday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 Gloria M. Chang
Couplet revised in 2023

Great crowds were traveling with him, and he turned and addressed them, “If any one comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

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Who is the Heir?

“Who is the Heir?”
A reflection on Isaiah 5:1-7 and Matthew 21:33-43
Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
©️2023 Gloria M. Chang

The vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel,
and the people of Judah are his cherished plant;
he looked for judgment, but see, bloodshed!

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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 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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Harmony of Hearts

“Harmony of Hearts”
A reflection on Matthew 18:19-20
Sunday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time (Year A)
©️2023 Gloria M. Chang

“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For

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Transfigured in Light

“Transfigured in Light”
A reflection on Matthew 17:1-9 and Exodus 34:29
Solemnity of the Transfiguration of the Lord (Year A)
©️2023 Gloria M. Chang

After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.

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Mysteries Revealed to Babes

“Mysteries Revealed to Babes”
Inspired by Matthew 11:25-27
Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 Gloria M. Chang

At that time Jesus said in reply, “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.

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