Daily Archives: 15 October 2006

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time: POST COMMUNION (1)

What Does the Prayer Really Say? 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time
ORIGINALLY PRINTED IN The Wanderer in 2003
With baseball coming to its annual apex (“the extreme end of a thing, the point, summit, top”), a friend recently asked the meaning … Continue reading

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28th Sunday of Ordinary Time: SUPER OBLATA (2)

EXCERPT:
Today’s prayer recognizes our deep and unavoidable obligation before God, our sacred duty. As His people we are capable of receiving a share of God’s transforming glory. Remember that transeo can mean also “be changed into something”. The word devotio invokes an entire world view. The virtue of devotio leads us always to say, with the Baptist, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30 RSV). Our lives must be evaluated in light of our obligations under God’s plan and providence. Our prayer, then, firmly expresses the nature of the relationship we have with God. We are not equals. We rely on him totally and every good thing we have comes to us from on high. If we faithfully fulfill our God-given duty, He will share with us His own transforming glory for eternity. Continue reading

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28th Sunday of Ordinary Time: COLLECT (2)

What Does the Prayer Really Say?  28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
ORIGINALLY PRINTED IN The Wanderer in 2001
JM sent an e-missive (edited): “About this time last year you invited suggestions as to where next to take the WDTPRS column.  As I … Continue reading

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