Lectio Divina

Liturgical Year C

3 December 2006: 1st Sunday of Advent
Lk 21:25-28.34-36: The revelation of the Son of Man
as the beginning of the new era

8 December 2006: The Immaculate Conception
of the B.V. Mary

Lk 1:26-38: The Annunciation

10 December 2006: 2nd Sunday of Advent
Lk 3, 1-6: The preaching of John the Baptist:
To prepare ourselves for the visit of God

17 December 2006: 3rd Sunday of Advent
Lk 3:10-18: John the Baptist’s preaching
in preparation for the coming of the Kingdom

24 December 2006: 4th Sunday of Advent
Lk 1, 39-48: Mary’s visit to Elizabeth:
God reveals himself in the simple things of life.

25 December 2006: Christmas
Lk 2:1-14: The birth of Jesus in Bethlehem and
the news announced to the shepherds

31 December 2006: The Holy Family
Lk 2:41-52: Mary and Joseph find Jesus among the doctors
in the Temple in Jerusalem

1 January 2007: The Mother of God
Lk 2:16-21: The visit of the shepherds to Jesus and his Mother

6 January 2007: The Epiphany of the Lord
Mt 2:1-12: The Visit of the Kings from the East

7 January 2007: The Baptism of the Lord
Lk 3:15-16.21-22: Jesus is baptised and made known
as the Son of God

14 January 2007: 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Jn 2, 1-12: The first miracle of Jesus
Celebrate well the feast of marriage

21 January 2007: 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21: Jesus presents the programme of his mission
in the community of Nazareth

28 January 2007: 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 4, 21-30: The program of Jesus:
With the force of the Spirit proclaim the Good News to the poor

2 February 2007: The Presentation of the Lord
Lk 2,22-40: The Presentation in the Temple

4 February 2007: 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 5:1-11: The miraculous catch and the call of the first disciples

11 February 2007: 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 6, 17.20-26: The Beatitudes in the Gospel of Luke
Blessed are the poor! Woe to the rich!

18 February 2007: 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 6:27-38: Jesus’ teaching:
Be merciful as your Father in heaven is merciful

21 February 2007: Ash Wednesday
Mt 6:1-6.16-18: The meaning of giving alms and fasting

25 February 2007: 1st Sunday of Lent
Lk 4, 1-13: The temptations of Jesus
Victory through prayer and meditation on the Bible

4 March 2007: 2nd Sunday of Lent
Lk 9:28b-36: The Transfiguration of Jesus,
the beloved Son of God

11 March 2007: 3rd Sunday of Lent
Lk 13, 1-9: Jesus comments the events of the day:
How to interpret the events of every day.

18 March 2007: 4th Sunday of Lent
Lk 15:1-3.11-32: The Parable of the Prodigal Son

19 March 2007: St. Joseph
Mt 1:16.18-21.24: Joseph spouse of Mary,
the Mother of Jesus

25 March 2007: 5th Sunday of Lent
Jn 8, 1-11: A woman is accused by the Pharisees
Jesus accepts her and forgives her.

26 March 2007: The Annunciation
Luke 1:16-38: The Annunciation

1 April 2007: Palm Sunday
Lk 22:14-23,56: The Passion and death of Jesus
according to Luke

5 April 2007: Holy Thursday
Jn 13:1-15: The washing of the feet

6 April 2007: Good Friday
Jn 18:1 – 19:42: The Passion according to John

8 April 2007: The Resurrection of the Lord
Jn 20,1-9: John and Peter at the Sepulchre

15 April 2007: 2nd Sunday of Easter
Jn 20:19-31: The mission of the disciples and
the witness of Thomas, the Apostle

22 April 2007: 3rd Sunday of Easter
Jn 21, 1-19: The apparitions of the Risen Jesus
Love is what makes us discern God’s presence.

29 April 2007: 4th Sunday of Easter
Jn 10:27-30: Jesus the Good Shepherd: his sheep know him

6 May 2007: 5th Sunday in Easter
Jn 13, 31-33a. 34-35: The new Commandment:
Love our neighbour as Jesus has loved us

13 May 2007: 6th Sunday of Easter
Jn 14:23-29: The Holy Spirit will help us
understand Jesus’ words

20 May 2007: The Ascension of the Lord
Lk 24, 46-53: The mission of the Church:
Give witness of the pardon which Jesus offers to all

27 May 2007: Pentecost Sunday
Jn 14:15-16,23-26: The gift of the Holy Spirit and
the mission of reconciliation

3 June 2007: The Most Holy Trinity
Jn 16, 12-15: The promise of the Spirit
Jesus will send Him in the name of the Father.

10 June 2007: The Body and Blood of Christ
Lk 9:11b-17: Multiplying loaves for the hungry

15 June 2007: The Heart of Jesus
Lk 15, 3-7: The Good Shepherd abandons the 99 sheep
to go and look for the lost one.

17 June 2007: 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 7, 36-8.3: Jesus accepts the woman condemned by the Pharisee
The trust of the poor in the person of Jesus

24 June 2007: Nativity of St. John the Baptist
Lk 1:57-66.90: The birth of John the Baptist

29 June 2007: Sts. Peter and Paul
Mt 16,13-19: You are Peter

1 July 2007: 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 9:51-62: Jesus’ teaching in the formation of his disciples

8 July 2007: 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 10, 1-12.17-20: The sending out of the missionaries:
Build up community life

15 July 2007: 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 10:25-37: The parable of the Good Samaritan:
who is my neighbour?

16 July 2007: Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Jn 19:25-27: Behold your son! Behold your mother!

22 July 2007: 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 10, 38-42: Martha and Mary, the friends of Jesus
Which is the best part which Mary has chosen?

29 July 2007: 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 11:1-13: Jesus’ teaching on prayer

5 August 2007: 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 12, 13-21: The concerns caused by riches lead us away
from God and prevent us from serving our neighbour.

6 August 2007: Transfiguration of the Lord
Mk 9:2-10: The Transfiguration of Jesus

12 August 2007: 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 12:32-48: Jesus teaching on watchfulness

15 August 2007: Assumption of Our Lady
Lk 1:39-56: Mary’s visit to Elisabeth

19 August 2007: 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 12, 49-57: Pay attention to events.
Jesus teaches how to read the signs of the times.

26 August 2007: 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 13:22-30: The narrow gate and
the news of the conversion of pagans

2 September 2007: 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 14, 1.7-14: The parable of the first and the last places.
He who humbles himself will be exalted.

9 September 2007: 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 14:25-33: Conditions for becoming a disciple of Jesus

16 September 2007: 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 15, 1-32: The parable of lost things:
drachma, sheep, two sons

23 September 2007: 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 16:1-13: The parable of the unfaithful servant

30 September 2007: 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 16, 19-31: The parable of Lazarus and the rich man
Between them there is not even a door!

7 October 2007: 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 17:5-10: Serving freely without asking for a reward

14 October 2007: 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 17, 11-19: The ten lepers
Gratitude and gratuity are the characteristics of life

21 October 2007: 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 18:1-8: The parable teaching us the necessity of prayer

28 October 2007: 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 18, 9-14: The parable of the Pharisee and the Publican:
Where do we place our security

1 November 2007: All Saints
Mt 5:1-12: The Beatitudes

2 November 2007: All Souls Day
Jn 6,37-40: The Bread of Life

4 November 2007: 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 19:1-10: The conversion of Zacchaeus

11 November 2007: 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 20, 27-38: Jesus responds to the Sadducees
who were ironical about faith in the Resurrection

18 November 2007: 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lk 21:5-19: Jesus’ discourse on the end of times

25 November 2007: Christ the King
Lk 23, 35-43: Jesus the King of the Jews
A King different from the kings of the earth

Liturgical Year A
Liturgical Year B

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