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An Awesome Place By Fr. Isidore Clarke, OP

An Awesome Place By Fr. Isidore Clarke, OP
​"How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven," Jacob exclaimed in what most of us would consider the most unlikely of places -a stony wilderness (Gen. 28. 17). I have found the patriarch's words to be so true in what most people would dismiss as secular, as distinct from sacred, places such as ch...
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A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel By Fr. Isidore Clarke, OP

A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel By Fr. Isidore Clarke, OP
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.In last Sunday's Gospel Jesus told a parable showing God's generosity, in rewarding with the gift of His very self even to those who are late in coming to work for Him.This surpasses what any of us deserves.In today's Gospel for 26th Sunday, Matthew 21. 28-32, Jesus switches His attention from God to us and our me...
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Which One Are You? A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel Matthew 21:28-32 By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ

Which One Are You?  A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel Matthew 21:28-32 By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ
​In this Sunday's gospel Jesus tells a story and then asks a question to interpret it. The story is about a father who asks his two boys separately to go and work in his vineyard. One says Yes but doesn't go, whereas the other one refuses to go, but later changes his mind and does the work. Which of the two did his father's will?One seems quite rud...
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A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ

A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ
​In this Sunday's gospel a landowner employs a number of men and seems quite unfair in the way he pays them. All are paid the same amount, some for a full day's work and others just an hour or two.It is important to remember that this is a parable not a lesson in industrial relations. It is a parable and its purpose is to illustrate the generosity ...
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It's Not Fair! A Reflection On Matthew 20. 1-16 By Fr. Isidore Clarke, OP

It's Not Fair!  A Reflection On Matthew 20. 1-16                            By Fr. Isidore Clarke, OP
Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.Today I'm going to reflect on the Gospel for 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Matthew 20. 1-16.It's not fair!That was the reaction of the labourers who'd worked all day in the heat.They expected to receive a higher wage than those who'd worked for only an hour in the cool of the evening.I'm sure we would agree with th...
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