The Transfiguration has many allusions to the Old Testament. It occurs on a mountaintop, as did Moses’ initial encounter with 
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In today’s first reading we hear the story of Jacob and his family, who went to Egypt during a famine. 
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Today’s gospel calls us to forgive our enemies. As a person passionate about social justice, I hear this Scripture calling me 
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In today’s gospel, Jesus’ confirmation of his mission in Nazareth’s synagogue causes great joy. Already impressed by stories of his 
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We learn from her mystical writings that St. Teresa of Ávila sat and spoke with Jesus as one would speak 
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Why was Jesus baptized? Surely, not for the forgiveness of sins. Rather, by his baptism, Jesus identifies with us; he 
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In today’s gospel, Elizabeth sees and celebrates the presence of the Lord. It sounds so simple, really, but this recognition 
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It is sometimes difficult to understand the appeal of someone like John the Baptist. Who would want to go into 
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Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) was the first African American artist to achieve international acclaim. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of 
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We seem fascinated with calamities and disasters on a grand scale. We’ve only to look at recent box office successes 
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