The Book: Hearers of the Word

Hearers of the Word by Kieran J O’Mahony OSA

Posted Posted in Augustinians, Books
Lent is an invitation to walk again the journey of renewal and conversion towards the great feasts of Easter and Pentecost.
In Hearers of the Word – Praying and Exploring the Readings, Lent & Holy Week: Year B, Kieran J O’Mahony OSA
maps the readings of Lent and Holy Week, drawing together the story of Jesus’ final days with accompanying commentary, prayer guides and reflections. The prayers and prayer guidance that he provides allow for a multi-dimensional understanding of the Gospel in terms of their historical and theological significance.
Resources that enable people to engage more meaningfully with the readings are a valuable asset in contemplating the scriptures. may be helpful to those involved in Lectio Divina, either individually or in a group. Combining spirituality and contemporary biblical scholarship, it is unique among Gospel commentaries on the market today.
Kieran J O’Mahony OSA is an Augustinian friar and biblical scholar. He is on the team of the Tarsus Scripture School initiative, an online service offering a variety of courses and resources and is well-known for his very popular Weekly Notes – an email resource for each week’s readings throughout the year.
Hearers of the Word is published in Ireland and the UK by Messenger Publications. Priced at €19.95/£18.95
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Sunday 24th Jan – Gospel Reflection

Posted Posted in Sunday Gospel Reflection

Sundays Gospel

Mark 1:14    Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

Mark 1:16   As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

This Sunday’s Gospel is in two parts, the first part of which gives the core invitation of Jesus and the second part narrates the call of the first disciples…

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Snow in a forest.

Sunday 17th Jan – Gospel Reflection

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John 1:35 The next day John again was
standing with two of his disciples, 36
and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of
God!” 37 The two disciples heard him
say this, and they followed Jesus. 38
When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you
looking for?” They said to him,
“Rabbi” (which translated means
Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39
He said to them, “Come and see.” They
came and saw where he was staying, and
they remained with him that day. It was
about four o’clock in the afternoon. 40
One of the two who heard John speak
and followed him was Andrew, Simon
Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his
brother Simon and said to him, “We
have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). 42 He brought Simon
to Jesus, who looked at him and said,
“You are Simon son of John. You are to
be called Cephas” (which is translated
Peter).

INITIAL OBSERVATIONS
In the ancient tradition, there were three
“epiphanies” after Christmas: the visit of
the Magi (the Epiphany proper), the
baptism in the Jordan (the voice from
heaven) and…

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The Baptism of Christ

Sunday 10th Jan – Gospel Reflection

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Mark 1:7 [John] proclaimed, “The one
who is more powerful than I is coming
after me; I am not worthy to stoop down
and untie the thong of his sandals. 8 I
have baptised you with water; but he will
baptise you with the Holy Spirit.”
9 In those days Jesus came from
Nazareth of Galilee and was baptised by
John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he
was coming up out of the water, he saw
the heavens torn apart and the Spirit
descending like a dove on him. 11 And
a voice came from heaven, “You are my
Son, the Beloved; with you I am well
pleased.”

 

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Sunday 20th Dec – Gospel Reflection

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The child to be born will be holy.

Luke 1:26 In the sixth month the angel
Gabriel was sent by God to a town in
Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin
engaged to a man whose name was
Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came
to her and said, “Greetings, favoured
one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But she
was much perplexed by his words and
pondered what sort of greeting this
might be. 30 The angel said to her, “Do
not be afraid, Mary, for you have found
favour with God. 31 And now, you will
conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will
be great, and will be called the Son of
the Most High, and the Lord God will
give to him the throne of his ancestor
David. 33 He will reign over the house
of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom
there will be no end.”
34 Mary said to the angel, “How can
this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 The
angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will
come upon you, and the power of the
Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he
will be called Son of God. 36 And now,
your relative Elizabeth in her old age has
also conceived a son; and this is the sixth
month for her who was said to be barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible
with God.” 38 Then Mary said, “Here
am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be
with me according to your word.” Then
the angel departed from her.

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