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Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer (Luke 11:5-13)

Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The...

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The Magi Visit the Messiah (Matthew 2:1-12)

When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem,...

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The Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:4-15)

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the...

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His Own Two Hands

“With My Own Two Hands” is a song by Ben Harper released in 2002, which was made more popular by its inclusion on the 2006 Curious George movie soundtrack. With lyrics such as, “I can change the world, with my own two hands, make a better place, with my own two hands,” Ben Harper’s focus...

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WE NEVER WALK ALONE

The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When...

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John the Baptist Denies Being the Messiah (John 1:19-28)

Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He...

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The Birth of Jesus Foretold (Luke 1:26-38)

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is...

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving – by James Martin, SJ

Thank you, God. I’m grateful, God, for so many things. I’m grateful, God, for the gift of life. Without you I wouldn’t be here. Without you, nothing would be here. Without you, nothing would be at all. I’m grateful for my parents, God. Even if they weren’t perfect, or completely functional, they loved me the...

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