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Commentaries for the Vigil of Pentecost

READINGS: Note: in the extended form of the vigil all the readings and responsorials are read, as in the Easter Vigil. Vigil Mass Readings from the NABRE. Used in the USA. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Please be aware that … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Tractates on John 7:32-39

The Following post contains St Augustine’s Tractates 31 and 32 on the Gospel of John, covering chapter 7, verses 25-39. Augustine’s treatment of today’s reading (verses 32-39) begins at paragraph number 8 of Tractate 31 and continues through the end … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 7:37-39

Ver 37. In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink.38. He that believes in me, as the Scripture has said, out of … Continue reading

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Father’s Nolan and Brown’s Commentary on John 7:37-39

Joh 7:37  And on the last, and great day of the festivity, Jesus stood and cried, saying: If any man thirst, let him come to me and drink. Joh 7:38  He that believeth in me, as the scripture saith: Out … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 8:22-27

This post contains a brief summary of Romans 8:14-30 followed by the notes on 8:22-27. THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE HEIRS OF FUTURE GLORY A Summary of Romans 8:14-30~In this section the Apostle considers the qualities of Christians, who are … Continue reading

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Bernardin de Piconio on Romans 8:18-27

18. For I reckon that the sufferings of this time are not to be compared with the future glory, which shall be revealed in us. 19. For the expectation of creation looks for the revelation of the sons of God. … Continue reading

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St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 107

All are invited to give thanks to God for his perpetual providence over men 1 GIVE glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let them say so that have been redeemed by the … Continue reading

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St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 19

Ps 19:2 The heavens shew forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the work of his hands. Being about to institute a comparison between the law of God and his heavens, and thence to extol his law, he … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 9:1-5

Note: This post opens with a brief introduction to Romans 9:1-11:36, followed by a summary and notes on 9:1-5. INTRODUCTION TO ROMANS 9:1-11:36 With this chapter begins the third section of the Dogmatic Part of this Epistle. In the preceding … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 8:31-39

Text in red are my additions.  THE LOVE OF GOD FOR US A Summary of Romans 8:31-39. The certainty of the Christians’ future glory being proved, St. Paul now terminates the second section of the Dogmatic Part of this Epistle with … Continue reading

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