Sunday, June 24, 2007

Nativity of St. John the Baptist

from the Patzak Hymnal of 1335


"When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child,
they were going to call him Zechariah after his father,
but his mother said in reply,
“No. He will be called John.”
But they answered her,
“There is no one among your relatives who has this name.”
So they made signs, asking his father what he wished him to be called.
He asked for a tablet and wrote, “John is his name,”
and all were amazed.
Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed,
and he spoke blessing God."
from the gospel (Luke)

Sunday, June 17, 2007

a life more ordinary - 11th sunday in Ordinary time

Weeping Woman 1937 October, Picasso

Weeping Woman 1937 April, Picasso


“Do you see this woman?
When I entered your house, you did not give me water for my feet,
but she has bathed them with her tears
and wiped them with her hair.
You did not give me a kiss,
but she has not ceased kissing my feet since the time I entered.
You did not anoint my head with oil,
but she anointed my feet with ointment.
So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven
because she has shown great love.
But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.”
He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
The others at table said to themselves,
“Who is this who even forgives sins?”
But he said to the woman,
“Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
from the gospel (Luke)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Corpus Christi


"In those days, Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine,
and being a priest of God Most High"
from the first reading (Genesis)


"the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over,
took bread, and, after he had given thanks,
broke it and said, "This is my body that is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me."
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying,
"This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes."
from the second reading (Corinthians)


Sunday, June 03, 2007

Trinity Sunday

Scream Queens from Unspeakable, Ryan McNamara

"The LORD possessed me, the beginning of his ways,
the forerunner of his prodigies of long ago;
from of old I was poured forth,
at the first, before the earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth,
when there were no fountains or springs of water;
before the mountains were settled into place,
before the hills, I was brought forth;
while as yet the earth and fields were not made,
nor the first clods of the world."
from the first reading (Proverbs)


"Jesus said to his disciples:
'I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.'"
from the Gospel (John)



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