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FORGIVENESS: THE FEAST OF GOD AND MAN

admin / September 11, 2020

13 September 2020 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year AMatthew 18:21-35 Fernando Armellini SCJClaretian Publications The gospel opens with Peter’s question: “How many times must I forgive the offenses of my brother or sister? Seven times?” The answer of Jesus goes beyond that which already scares Peter: “No, not seven times (that is always) but seventy times seven…

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ONLY ONE LIFE, BUT MANY SERVICES – 10TH May 2020, 5th Sunday of Easter, Year A

admin / May 8, 2020

John 14:1-12 – Fr. Fernando Armellini MCJ Claretian Publications, Macau “In my Father’s house there are many rooms… Yet you know the way where I am going” (vv. 2-4). Jesus means to say that he has to go through a difficult “path”. He adds that his disciples would have to know very well that “way” because he often spoke of it.…

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DEFENDING HIS FLOCK AT THE COST OF HIS OWN LIFE – 3rd May 2020, 4th Sunday Of Easter, Year A

admin / April 29, 2020

– John 10:1-10 – Fernando Armellini Claretian Publications, Macau The Fourth Sunday of Easter is called Good Shepherd Sunday. Today, Jesus proclaims: “I am the good shepherd”.  Jesus presents himself twice as the door. To this image, others are added: the fence, the thieves and robbers, the guardian and strangers. Who are they? Whom do they represent?

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RECOGNIZE HIM IN THE EUCHARIST! – 26th April 2020, 3rd Sunday Of Easter, Year A

admin / April 24, 2020

Luke 24:13-35 – Fr. Fernando Armellini SCJ Claretian Publications Macau The story of the disciples of Emmaus is one of the most beautiful pages of the Gospels. The situation of desperation of the Emmaus disciples, resembles that of the communities of Luke. They are persecuted, victims of abuse. They see the triumph of the works of death; the wicked have…

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DO NOT LOOK FOR THE LIVING AMONG THE DEAD – Easter Vigil / Holy Saturday – Year A

admin / April 10, 2020

MATTHEW 28:1-10 – Fernando Armellini Claretian Publications, Macau The closed tomb stood for an apparent victory of the wicked.   Faced with this tragedy, one wonders: will the darkness and the silence of the grave extinguish forever even the memory of the righteous, while those who killed him mockingly laugh? At dawn on Easter Sunday, God responded to this anguished…

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THE GRAIN THAT DIES IS DUE TO BRING FORTH LIFE – 5th April 2020, Palm Sunday (Beginning Of Holy Week – A)

admin / April 4, 2020

Matthew 26:14–27:66 – Fr. Fernando Armellini SCJ Claretian Publications Macau It may be difficult for us to understand why God did not save His son from His death. It is even difficult to accept that “unless a grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much fruit” (Jn 12:24). In…

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NOT DEATH BUT TRANSFORMATION OF LIFE – 29th March 2020, 5th Sunday Of Lent

admin / March 27, 2020

JOHN 11:1-45 – Fr. Fernando Aremellini SCJ Claretian Publications Macau The resuscitation of Lazarus is to be understood as to go beyond this material world into the world of God, to gain a new life with God.  By allowing Lazarus to die, Jesus responds to this dilemma: it is not his intention to prevent biological death. He has not come…

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THERE’S A LIGHT THAT NEVER SETS – 22nd March 2020, 4th Sunday Of Lent

admin / March 20, 2020

JOHN 9:1-14 – Fernando Armellini Claretian Publications, Macau In the story of the man born blind every Christian can easily recognize one’s own story. Before meeting Christ he was blind, then the Master gave him his sight. This is symbolic of the journey to faith! The method used for healing is strange: the mud, saliva… Jesus adapts to the mentality…

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TRUE GOD EXPERIENCE CALLS FOR SERVING ONE’S NEIGHBOURS – 8th March 2020, 2nd Sunday Of Lent

admin / March 6, 2020

MATTHEW 17:1-9 – Fr Fernando Armellini SCJ Claretian Publications, Macau The account of the Transfiguration of Christ is a text of theology in a biblical language. Jesus, going up to the mountain has one such theological significance. The mountain, in the Bible is the site of the encounter with God. It was on the mountain that Moses had the manifestation…

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