Entries by Terence Crotty OP

Lectio Divina – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Catena Aurea, Mk 1:29-39, Sunday 6B The Venerable Bede (672/3-735), in Marc., i, 9: And because the Lord said that He came “not to destroy the Law but to fulfill,” (Matt. 5:17) he who was excluded by the Law, inferring that he was cleansed by the power of the Lord, showed that grace, which could […]

Lectio Divina – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary time

Attributed to St. John Chrysostom: But the disciples, because they knew that they were to receive his goodness, without waiting for the evening, asked that Peter’s mother should be healed. The Venerable Bede (672/3-735): The health which is conferred at the command of the Lord, returns at once entire, accompanied with such strength that she […]

Lectio Divina – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Catena Aurea, Mk 1:21-28, Sunday 4B The Venerable Bede (672/3-735), in Marc., 1, 7: Since by the envy of the devil death first entered into the world, it was right that the medicine of healing should first work against the author of death; and therefore it is said, “And there was in their synagogue a […]

Lectio Divina – The Baptism of Our Lord

Attr. to St. Jerome: Who again is mightier than the grace, by which sins are washed away, which John signifies? He who seven times and seventy times seven remits sins (Matt 18:22). Grace indeed comes first, but remits sins once only by baptism, but mercy reaches to the wretched from Adam up to Christ through […]