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Faith Formation Room
Meditation: Are you surprised to see two of Jesus' disciples praying for the destruction of a Samaritan village? The Jews and Samaritans had been divided for centuries. Jewish pilgrims who passed through Samaritan territory were often treated badly and even assaulted. Jesus did the unthinkable for a Jew.
Meditation: What fuels the love that surpasses all other loves? Unbounding gratitude for sure! No one who met Jesus could do so with indifference. They were either attracted to him or repelled by him. Why did a Pharisee invite Jesus to his house for dinner and then treat him discourteously by neglecting to...
Father Rick's Blog
Having just celebrated Pentecost, I feel it would be good to reflect upon this great Solemnity of the Church. I'm using Deacon Richard's homily from this past weekend to help us in our meditation. Enjoy!
3rd Sunday of Easter --- Homily by Deacon Richard Harden (Senior Deacon at OLL)
In last week’s gospel, we hear of Jesus appearing to his disciples after his resurrection. When they see his risen, glorified body, they all rejoice, except for Thomas who was not present. He had to wait another 8 days, persisting in his unbelief, before Jesus appeared to them again. It’s amazing what an impact just seeing the risen man, Jesus, had on those who walked beside him while he was on earth. Or did it?