Homilies and Lectio Divina

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Fray Onz Antonio, OAR / June 9, 2024 / Comments Off on 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Bullet Points (Mark 3:20-35)

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Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle B

By Fr. Jovy Gallego, OAR / April 14, 2024 / Comments Off on Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle B

“He is risen!” It might be the battle cry of the Apostles. However, they must provide strong evidence to support this claim. Unfortunately, they have no body cameras to record what really happened back then. They have indeed provided proof and testimony but were not always accepted and believed. But before that, our Lord Jesus…

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Divine Mercy Sunday, Cycle B

By Fr. Jovy Gallego, OAR / April 6, 2024 / Comments Off on Divine Mercy Sunday, Cycle B

Mabuti sa awa ng Diyos Ang kadalasang sagot sa tanong na “Kamusta ka” ay “Mabuti sa awa ng Diyos.” Dahil kahit kailan man hindi magiging masama ang maidudulot ng awa ng Diyos sa tao. Kahit ang isang taong batbat ng mabibigat na pasanin sa buhay, kayang sambitin ang katagang “mabuti sa awa ng Diyos” dahil…

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Easter Sunday, Cycle B

By Fray Joseph Neil E. Baygan / March 30, 2024 / Comments Off on Easter Sunday, Cycle B

Our Lenten pilgrimage closes; the Glory of Easter finally shines. The “Feast of feasts”, the “Solemnity of solemnities”, the “Great Sunday”, “Our most joyous Day”, and “the Most Glorious of all Days” comes as one author comments for the Lord has truly risen. The very opening words of the Preface of this great solemnity herald…

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Palm Sunday, Cycle B

By Fray Jhyryx Vincent F Gamulo OAR / March 22, 2024 / Comments Off on Palm Sunday, Cycle B

As Holy Week begins, we reflect on the profound contrasts of Palm Sunday—the jubilant cheers of “Hosanna” transforming into the haunting cries of “Crucify Him.” In this dramatic reversal of fortunes, we witness Jesus facing all aspects of human nature: from glory to humiliation, success to catastrophe, happiness to grief. He embodies the full spectrum…

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Fifth Sunday of Advent, Cycle B

By Fray Mc Airel Capinpin, OAR / March 16, 2024 / Comments Off on Fifth Sunday of Advent, Cycle B

Some Greeks, intrigued by Jesus’ actions, expressed their desire to meet him, saying, “We want to see Jesus.” And this longing to encounter Jesus resonates throughout history, extending to the Church and each of us: “We want to see Jesus.” In the Gospel narratives, Philip and Andrew play significant roles in bringing others to Jesus.…

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Fourth Sunday of Lent, Cycle B

By Fray Joseph Neil E. Baygan / March 9, 2024 / Comments Off on Fourth Sunday of Lent, Cycle B

This Sunday serves as a glimpse of the Easter joy that draws near. If in Advent we have the Gaudete Sunday, this season of Lent, we have the Laetare Sunday because of today’s mass entrance antiphon: “Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning; exalt and be satisfied at…

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Third Sunday of Lent, Year B

By Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR / March 2, 2024 / Comments Off on Third Sunday of Lent, Year B

Habang isinusulat ko ang pagninilay na ito may nagchat sa akin. Oo at oras na ng pagtulog (hating gabi na) subalit mayroong nais na magpadasal at magpapahid ng langis na may edad na at nasa bingit na ng kamatayan. Ako ba ay nasa ilalim ng schedule na ako ay dapat magpahinga na at matulog? O…

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Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle B

By Fray Alexus Mansueto, OAR / February 22, 2024 / Comments Off on Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle B

1st Reading- Gen 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 2nd Reading- Rom 8:31b-34 Gospel- Mark 9:2-10 Reflection: “If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him?” The Transfuguration, our…

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First Sunday of Lent, Cycle B

By Fray Alexus Mansueto, OAR / February 15, 2024 / Comments Off on First Sunday of Lent, Cycle B

1st Reading- Gen 9:8-152nd Reading- 1 Peter 3:18-22Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 Reflection: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. “ The usual Gospel reading on the 1st Sunday of Lent is on the Temptations of Jesus. We are reminded here that our journey to…

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