Author: Catholink

Laetare Sunday

Other than the third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday), priests also don rose-colored vestments on the fourth Sunday of Lent which the church calls Laetare Sunday. Similar to the meaning of Gaudete, the Latin word Laetare as well means “rejoice”. On Laetare Sunday, the Catholic Church which observes fasting and

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Seven Churches You May Visit in Manila for Visita Iglesia

During Lenten Season, Catholics go the extra mile in their practice of penitence. The faithful visit churches to pray the Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross. Walking through seven churches, devoted pilgrims pray two stations in each church they visit. Here is a route to seven churches in Manila

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7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Love Your Enemies – Matthew 5:38—48  Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek,

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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Fulfillment of the Law – Matthew 5:17—37  Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Salt and Light – Matthew 5:13—16  Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of

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4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Beatitudes – Matthew 5:1—12a  When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn,

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus Begins His Ministry – Matthew 4:12—23  When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what had been said through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled:

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Feast of the Santo Niño (Gospel)

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven – Matthew 18:1-5.10  At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?” He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become

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Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

The Magi Visit the Messiah – Matthew 2:1—12  When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to

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