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St. Cyril of Alexandria on Lent 3 – Luke 11:14-28

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through places without water. That this similitude is directed against the Jews Matthew has already told us where He says: So shall it be also to this wicked generation. For while they were in servitude in Egypt, living after the manners and customs […]

St. Ambrose on Lent 3 – Luke 11:14-28

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through places without water, seeking rest, and not finding. It cannot be doubted that this was said of the Jewish people, whom in the preceding words the Lord severed from His Kingdom. And from this we are to understand that heretics and schismatics […]

Lindemann on Lent III (Oculi)

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT, OCULI The Propers for this Sunday appear to have been selected because this was the day of renunciation and of the exorcism for the catechumens. Praying men whose faith meant a desperate struggle against countless odds; frail women who had been disinherited because they wished to become Christians; all have […]

Lent 2 – Matthew 15:21-18

Friday, March 18th, 2011

A revision from 2006. In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Jesus and the Canaanite woman lock up in a wrestling match not seen since Jacob wrestled the Angel of the Lord. It doesn’t look like a “rasslin’ ” match we see on television. There is […]

Blessed Martin Luther on Lent 2 – Matthew 15:21-18

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

These from his Church Postils: This Gospel presents to us a true example of firm and perfect faith. For this woman endures and overcomes in three great and hard battles, and teaches us in a beautiful manner the true way and virtue of faith, namely, that it is a hearty trust in the grace and […]