Monthly Archives: July 2017

Commentaries for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

READINGS AND OFFICE: Today’s Mass Readings. Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries. Today’s Divine Office. Anglican Use Daily Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Sermon on Matthew 20:1-16

Delivered on the Lord’s day, on that which is written in the gospel, Mt 20:1  “The kingdom of Heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his … Continue reading

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St Catherine of Siene on Matthew 20:1-16

Excerpted From the Dialogues of St Catherine~How God does not reward merit according to the labor of the obedient, nor according to the length of time which it takes, but according to the love and promptitude of the truly obedient; … Continue reading

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Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 20:1-16

Mat 20:1  The kingdom of heaven is like to an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.Mat 20:2  And having agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 20:1-16

Mat 20:1  The kingdom of heaven is like to an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. Mat 20:2  And having agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them … Continue reading

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Father Leopold Fonck’s Commentary on Matthew 20:1-16

Christ had quitted Galilee and was passing through Perea, the country on the opposite side of the Jordan, on His way to Judea and Jerusalem (Mt 19:1; Mk 10:1). He was taking this His last journey to meet the sufferings … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 20:1-16

Ver 1. “For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.2. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny … Continue reading

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Father Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Philippians 1:19-27

19. For I know this will turn out well for me to salvation, through your prayer, and the subministration of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. 20. According to my expectation and hope, that I shall be in nothing ashamed, but … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a

This post contains commentary on verses 20-27 and is prefaced by Fr. Callan’s brief summary of Phil 1:12-26 in order to help provide context. THE APOSTLE’S  IMPRISONMENT HAS BEEN USEFUL FOR THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL IN ROME A Summary … Continue reading

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My Notes on Isaiah 55:6-9

Background~Isaiah 55:1-13 closes out the second part of the book, chapters 40-55, in doing so it connects with its beginning (Isa 40:1-11). The theme of forgiveness is found in Isa 40:2 and Isa 55:6-7 (part of today’s reading); the theme … Continue reading

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