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Angel appears to St. Joseph in a dream

Reflection on the Annunciation to Joseph According to the Gospel of Matthew

Introduction This Gospel story tells how Joseph was troubled by the news of Mary’s unexpected pregnancy. God sends an Angel to reassure Joseph of God’s plan to redeem Israel through her Son, Jesus.God chose Mary to bear God’s Son, yet she was vulnerable and needed the love, protection, and support of her husband during this […]

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angel gabriel appears to Mary

Reflection on the Annunciation of the Lord According to the Gospel of Luke

Introduction The Reflection on the Annunciation of the Lord according to the Gospel of Luke focuses on the story of the Angel Gabriel announcing God’s plan to become a human being, through Mary and how Mary responded to this revelation. The Gospel Account After the Angel Gabriel announces that Mary will conceive Jesus, she travels […]

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jesus speaks to the ten lepers

Reflection on the Healing of the Ten Lepers According to the Gospel of Luke

The Reflection on the Healing of the Ten Lepers according to the Gospel of Luke focuses on a healing miracle of Jesus. As Jesus is journeying toward Jerusalem, He encounters ten lepers as enters a village. They beg him for help, and he heals them in a surprising fashion. The Gospel Account You can find […]

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painting of Mary visiting Elizabeth

Reflection on the Magnificat of Mary According to the Gospel of Luke

Introduction The Magnificat Reflection according to the Gospel of Luke contains the text of Mary’s praise of God as she visits her cousin Elizabeth.   The Gospel Account After the Angel Gabriel announces that Mary will conceive Jesus, she travels to the hill country to visit her cousin Elizabeth. You can find the story of […]

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painting showing the presentation of Jesus in the Temple

The Presentation of the Lord According to Luke

The Presentation of the Lord is an account of Mary and Joseph taking the child Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem to offer Him to God. Mary and Joseph are fulfilling the Jewish law of Moses to dedicate their firstborn son to God and make a sacrificial offering. While at Temple, two people encounter the […]

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magi on camels following the star

The Epiphany of the Lord According to Matthew

The Epiphany of the Lord is an infancy narrative, an account of magi from the East, observing a star and following it to meet a newborn king. The newborn king is Jesus, with Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem. The Magi arrive in Jerusalem to consult with King Herod and learn of the birthplace of the […]

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