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Preface to Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on the Gospel of Mark

Preface to the gospel according to St. Mark Isaiah 49:5, 6. My God shall be my strength. And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to … Continue reading

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Haydock Commentary On Mark 16:1-7

Mar 16:1  And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought sweet spices, that coming, they might anoint Jesus. Mar 16:2  And very early in the morning, the first day of the … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 16:1-7

Ver 1. And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had brought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him.2. And very early in the morning the first day of the … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 7:14-23

Ver 14. And when he had called all the people unto Him, He said unto them, “Hearken unto Me every one of you, and understand:15. There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him; but … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catnea Aurea on Mark 7:1-13

Ver 1. Then came together unto Him the Pharisees, and certain of the Scribes, which came from Jerusalem.2. And when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, the unwashen, hands, they found fault.3. … Continue reading

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Catholic Scripture Manual on Mark 6:53-56

Text in red are my additions. 53 And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Genezareth, and set to the shore. into the land of Genesareth. A plain on the north- western shore of the lake … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 6:53-56

Ver 53. And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.54. And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew Him,55. And ran through that whole region round … Continue reading

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Catholic Scripture Manual on Mark 5:1-20

PRELIMINARY NOTE ON “THE COUNTRY OF THE GERASENS~We are told that this miracle took place “on the other side of the sea” and in the country of the Gerasens. This latter statement has given rise to much discussion, because the … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 5:1-20

Ver 1. And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.2. And when He was come out of the ship, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 1:14-20

Ver 14. Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God,15. And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe … Continue reading

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