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St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 78

1 David, being about to exhort the people, in rather a long discourse, endeavors, at the outset, to arrest their attention by saying he is going to speak on matters of utility and importance. “Attend to my law;” to my … Continue reading

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Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 13:1-9

Mat 13:1  The same day Jesus going out of the house, sat by the sea side. The same day…sat by the sea side. Syriac, by the sea shore: When Christ, after His manner, had preached in the house, which He … Continue reading

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

READINGS AND OFFICE: Sunday’s Mass Readings. Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Jeremiah 20:7-9. Navarre Bible Commentary on Jeremiah 20:7-9. Readings from several versions … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 16:21-27

Ver 20. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.21. From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many … Continue reading

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Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 16:21-27

Text in red are my additions. 21. From that time Jesus began to show to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the ancients, and scribes, and chief priests, and be put to death, … Continue reading

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Father Rickaby’s Commentary on Romans 12:1-2

1. I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, your reasonable service. I beseech, παρακαλω, literally, “I exhort”. By the mercy δια των οικτιρμων, Literally, “by … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Romans 12:1-5

The following was excerpted from st John Chrysostom’s exegetical (i.e., explanatory) homilies 20 and 21 on Romans. Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Romans 12:2

What follows is not actually a homily, rather, it is a series of homiletic notes which can provide points for meditation, reflection, and further study. The Sermon was originally preached on the First Sunday after Epiphany. Twenty-one of Aquinas’ outstanding … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 12:1-2

With this chapter commences the Moral Part of the Epistle. The principles already laid down in the foregoing portion are now viewed in their consequences and influences upon the Christian life. Having shown that faith is the only way to … Continue reading

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Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 12:1-2

1. I BESEECH you therefore, brethren, through the mercy of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, your reasonable service. 2, And refuse to be conformed to this world, but be transformed in the newness … Continue reading

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