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15th Sunday of the Year - Chosen & Empowered by God

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 07/12/2015

Daily Mass: Faith, forgiveness and love show art Daily Mass: Faith, forgiveness and love

Catholic Inspiration

Jesus teaches about faith, forgiveness and love as a weeping woman anoints his feet in the home of a Pharisee.

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Our Lady of Sorrows show art Our Lady of Sorrows

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The sorrow of Mary as she stood faithfully before the Cross of Christ helps us to engage our grief. When we acknowledge our sorrows, we call upon the saving strength of Jesus to pass through our pain into healing joy.

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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross show art The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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This feast concentrates our attention on the instrument of our salvation, as we thank the Lord who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice that restores us to right relationship with God. May we gaze upon the Cross of Christ with grateful hearts each and every day!

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Daily Mass: An example of great faith in Jesus show art Daily Mass: An example of great faith in Jesus

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A Roman centurion displays extraordinary faith in the Lord when he approaches Jesus for a healing request.

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Study, Pray, Serve: 25th Sunday of the Year show art Study, Pray, Serve: 25th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes that surface in the readings for the 25th Sunday of the Year.

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24th Sunday of the Year: Take up your Cross show art 24th Sunday of the Year: Take up your Cross

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Jesus makes it clear that to follow him means that we will carry a cross. As we confront whatever is hard and difficult in our lives today, may we open our hearts to God's grace at work within us...trusting that the one who was victorious over his cross will transform our own as well.

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Daily Mass: The Lord is the rock on which we build our lives show art Daily Mass: The Lord is the rock on which we build our lives

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When our words and actions follow the teaching of Jesus Christ, we find our lives are built on a rock solid foundation that withstands the storms of life.

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Daily Mass: Removing the splinters from our eyes show art Daily Mass: Removing the splinters from our eyes

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Jesus offers sound wisdom. Before we can point out the "splinters" in someone's eye, we need to take care of our own! This is not just about physical sight, but it applies to the spiritual obstacles that prevent us from seeing God's grace at work in our hearts.

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Daily Mass: Sound, spiritual advice show art Daily Mass: Sound, spiritual advice

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Sometimes the daily Mass readings are nuggets of wisdom that can guide us in direct and practical ways. The reading from Colossians and the Gospel of Luke are perfect examples today. Enjoy and savor them!

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Daily Mass: We are part of a larger story show art Daily Mass: We are part of a larger story

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On this feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary we hear in the Gospel of Matthew the genealogy of Jesus as the context for the birth of the Lord. The reading demonstrates how we are part of the larger story of salvation history; God works in and through countless lives to weave together our journey from this life to the next.

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Both Amos and the Apostles are chosen by God and empowered to do amazing things.  The tasks set before them are difficult and challenging - obstacles that will test them.  The Letter to Ephesians reminds us, however, that God chooses us as well!  Here are three points to help us face the struggles of life:

  • Attitude
  • Effort
  • Stay close to Jesus Christ

May the words of the Scriptures and the examples of the saints inspire us to engage the obstacles of life with God's grace!

July 12, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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