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24 July 2022 -17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Then the Lord said, ‘How great is the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah and how very grave their sin! I must go down and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me; and if not, I will know.’ From Genesis 18:20-32, NRSV After entertaining the Lord and his two companions, Abraham…
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23 July 2022 Saint Bridget of Sweden, Patroness of Europe

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. From Galatians 2:19-20, NRSV Today we honour…
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22 July 2022 Saint Mary Magdalene

Upon my bed at night    I sought him whom my soul loves;I sought him, but found him not;    I called him, but he gave no answer.‘I will rise now and go about the city,    in the streets and in the squares;I will seek him whom my soul loves.’    I sought him, but found him not. From…
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21 July 2022

Be appalled, O heavens, at this,    be shocked, be utterly desolate, says the Lord,for my people have committed two evils:    they have forsaken me,the fountain of living water,    and dug out cisterns for themselves,cracked cisterns    that can hold no water. From Jeremiah 2:1-3,7-8,12-13, NRSV This sternly worded message to the people of Israel follows on from a poignant…
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20 July 2022

Now the word of the Lord came to me saying,‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,and before you were born I consecrated you;I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.’ But the Lord said to me,‘Do not say, “I…
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19 July 2022

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of your possession?He does not retain his anger for ever, because he delights in showing clemency.He will again have compassion upon us; he will tread our iniquities under foot. You will cast all our sins  into the depths of the…
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18 July 2022

‘O my people, what have I done to you? In what have I wearied you? Answer me!For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and redeemed you from the house of slavery;and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. From Micah 6:1-4,6-8, NRSV The line “O my people, what have I done to you?”…
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17 July 2022 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, ‘Make ready quickly three measures of choice flour, knead it, and make cakes.’ Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, who hastened to prepare it. Then he took curds and milk and the calf…
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16 July 2022

Alas for those who devise wickedness and evil deeds on their beds!…. Therefore, thus says the Lord:Now, I am devising against this family an evil from which you cannot remove your necks;and you shall not walk haughtily, for it will be an evil time. From Micah 2:1-5, NRSV The prophet Micah speaks of the downfall that…
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15 July 2022

In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, ‘Thus says the Lord: Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.’ Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the Lord: ‘Remember now, O Lord,…
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