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The Good Samaritan

Jesus the Lord shows as a Samaritan as a model of our attitude towards others. A man who went over to the injured man and poured oil over his wounds tenderly and who focused himself fully on another, giving up his time, money and energy on another person, is given to us by Jesus as […]

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Christ comes to His people through His disciples

Jesus sent out seventy-two disciples on a mission. In this way the Lord stresses that the proclamation of the Kingdom of God is not exclusively reserved to the Twelve. The role of the Twelve was very clear and the missionary option of everyone was well established. In the Acts of the Apostles we read the […]

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The solemnity of Apostles Peter and Paul

The solemnity of Apostles Peter and Paul is a celebration of the Church’s sacred roots. Both saints together formed the foundation of the “one, holy, Catholic, Apostolic”. The profession of faith: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” comes from Peter – from the humble fisherman of Galilee. It is not the […]

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Holy Trinity 

Is it not just amazing to listen to the prayer of Our Lord and to experience His desire expressed to the Father when He said: Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am (Jn 17:24)? What Jesus added is also beyond all telling when He declared: I […]

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It is unbelievable what the Holy Spirit wreaks in us.

One of the first demonstrations of the Holy Spirit in our souls is the birth of the faith that God knows us better than we know ourselves, that we are unique before God, and that our individual life really matters. As for that, the presence of the Holy Spirit comes forth also in our desire […]

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Between Ascension and Pentecost Take me to heaven!

Jesus is in heaven. Heaven was locked and He has “opened” it to us through His glorious passion, death and resurrection. Heaven is then the ultimate purpose of His Incarnation and final purpose of our vocation. He said: “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself” (Jn […]

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God opened the door of faith to the pagans ( Acts 14:27)

We are asked to allow Christ to be in the centre of the lives also of those who may not share our faith at the moment. That is the attitude God wants. What does this mean? – that the Church is Catholic. The Greek word catholicos(καθολικός) means “concerning the whole, universal, general”. Originally this word designated a […]

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Good shepherd amongst us

All of us, the members of the Church, were born to the faith in the calling of Christ: ‘follow me’. We live in His voice and are nourished by His flesh.  In this way we belong to His creative vision of life, which illuminates and brightens what is good in the world and contradicts what […]

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Calling to faith in the Resurrection of Christ

The faith in the Resurrection of Christ leads us to the deep experience of the unconditional love of God which transforms souls for ever. However, sometimes the declaration that Christ has risen does not speak to us. It is not our personal joyful event, and we worry a lot about many things. Sometimes it happens […]

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