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Today’s Readings – Wednesday of Week 27 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14

We carry on from yesterday’s reading and today Paul tells us of how he began his mission.

It is fourteen years later and Paul finds himself again in Jerusalem. This is dating either from his return to Tarsus, his meeting with Peter on his last visit or his conversion at Damascus. It is not clear and it does not really matter. In any case, it is quite a lengthy period during which Paul must have grown greatly in his understanding of Christ and the Gospel.

This time he went in the company of two people whom he had come to know during these years and who would be closely involved in his evangelising work - Barnabas and Titus.

Barnabas means “one who encourages". His other given name was Joseph and we know that he was … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Saint Francis of Assisi

St Francis of Assisi (Memorial)

Francis was born, one of seven children, on 26 September, 1181 the son of Pietro di Bernardone, a wealthy cloth merchant, and his wife Pica Bourlemont in Assisi, in Tuscany, Italy. He was baptised John, in honour of John the Baptist, but was called Franc … Continue


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