Gospel Stories

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Praying with the Griefs of Jesus

Introduction Pain. Loss. Betrayal. Dying. Death. Sorrow. Mourning. Every human being experiences the raw hurts of life and grieves them. Jesus was fully human and fully divine. He experienced the range and depth of crushed human emotions, physical pain, mental anguish, and spiritual abandonment. The Gospel Account This Rosary Reflection, “Praying with the Griefs of […]

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The Canticle of Zechariah

Introduction This rosary reflection contains the words Zechariah speaks after naming his son, John, who would become John the Baptist. The Canticle of Zechariah Reflection contains the full text of the Gospel passage, Luke 2:67-79. The Gospel Account Zechariah had became mute after doubting the Angel Gabriel’s message that his wife Elizabeth would conceive a child […]

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Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

Introduction This Rosary reflection contains selected verses of the story of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet at the Last Supper. The Gospel Account Jesus rose from the supper table, without being asked or told, put on a towel, to wash their feet. At the time, washing feet was a slave’s job, not the master’s job. […]

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Mary Magdalene Proclaims the Risen Jesus

Introduction This Scripture passage contains the resurrection story of Mary Magdalene encountering the Risen Jesus at his tomb after his crucifixion on Calvary, as found in Chapter 20 of the Gospel of John. The Gospel Account This reflection is the first of two appearances in the Gospel of John after Jesus had risen from the […]

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