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Today’s Readings – Tuesday of week 26 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Zech 8:20-23

The last of our three selected readings from Zechariah. It is also the final section of the first part of the book and is another looking forward to a time of messianic salvation. There are more words of encouragement from Zechariah for the Jews who have returned from exile and who are still trying to re-establish their homes in Jerusalem. Things do not look too good right now but Yahweh promises that the time is soon coming when people from even Gentile cities all over will come flocking to Jerusalem, drawn there as if by some magnetic power. “In the future, peoples and citizens of many and strong cities will come; and citizens of one city will approach those of another and say, ‘Come! Let us go to implore the favour of the Lord!&rsqu … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Saint Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul, Priest (Memorial)

Vincent de Paul (Vincent Depaul) was born on 24 April 1581 of a Gascon peasant family in Pouy in the south-east of France. He went to a Franciscan school in Dax and graduated in theology at Toulouse University.  He … Continue

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