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Homily, 15th Sunday in ordinary time B

Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick – no food, no sack, no money in their belts.

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Homily, 14th Sunday in ordinary time B

A general reported to Napoleon, citing several reasons why his army was defeated by the enemy: bad weather, the soldiers were tired and especially they were outnumbered by the enemy. Napoleon said: “ There was no reason whatsoever for your defeat except that you did not believe you could win.

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14th Sunday in ordinary time B

“ A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and his own house.” So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them.

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Homily, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

He took the child by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!” The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around. At that they were utterly astounded. He gave strict orders that no one should know this and said that she should be given something to eat.

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Eng-Vie)

While most of the Jewish religious authorities looked on Jesus as an impostor. And here is Jairus, a leader of a synagogue, when faced with a calamity had the courage to admit that Jesus Christ had the supernatural power and begged for His mercy with a public display of humility.

 

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Homily, the nativity of St. John the Baptist

God is the Master of the Universe. He predestines, decides and arranges everything to happen according to his will, and in an order according to his plan, from the greatest upheavals in world history to the smallest events in our daily lives. “Even the hairs of your head have been counted.” (Mt 10, 30).

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Nativity of St.John the Baptist (English-Vietnamese)

Describe a time when you like Zachariah, took a step of faith and beginning speaking, praising God. How was "the hand of the Lord" seen in John's life? In your life?

 

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Nativity of saint John Baptist

The angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord.

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12th Sunday in ordinary time (B)

He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” The wind ceased and there was great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” They were filled with awe and said to one another, “Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?”

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Video: Homily, 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Jesus said to the crowds : “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and through it all the fruit would sprout and grow, he knows not how...

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