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We gave a reminder about story of Knock and the events during the novena in Knock.
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Our Lady of Knock , Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find”. Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to Heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick, lonely or depressed. Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the Holy Mass. Give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for me now and at the end of my death. Amen.
On the blog on a regular basis we post links to news items that catch our eye from time to time on the www! So this week we decided to share it with our regular listeners who may not have regular internet access. You can find links to the topics discussed during the programme under our Some web browsing articles which can be accessed here.
Topics covered during the programme including New York to Knock; life for Christians in China; the Pope's summer plans; the announcement of the World Day for Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1st; update on the Jubilee Year of Mercy; the reminder from Pope Francis to keep Sundays as days of rest; the last Catholic priest in the Antarctic.
Gospel - John 6: 51-58
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” 52The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; 55for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. 56Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”
Reflections on this weeks gospel:
Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Liturgical odds & ends
Liturgy of the Hours: psalter week 4; 20th week in ordinary time
Saints of the Week
17th August - Our Lady of Knock
18th August - St. Louis of Toulouse
19th August - St John Eudes
20th August - St Bernard
21st August - St Pius X
22nd August - The Queenship of Mary