Cycle (A) 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is 55:1-3; Rom 8:35, 37-39; Mt 14:13-21

When Jesus heard about the assassination of John the Baptist, He withdrew to a lonely place. He must have been emotionally disturbed and wanted to be alone. But when he arrived a crowd had already been waiting for Him. He was moved with compassion to the depths of his being. Jesus had come to find peace, quiet and loneliness; instead he found a vast crowd waiting

Cycle (A) 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 Kgs. 3:5-12; Rom. 8:28-30; Mt. 13:44-52

In the 16th and 17th centuries, Europeans believed that somewhere in the New World there was a place of immense wealth known as El Dorado. Their searches for this treasure wasted countless lives. The origins of El Dorado lie deep in South America. And like all enduring legends, the tale of El Dorado contains some scraps of truth. When Spanish

Cycle (A) 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wis. 12:13, 16-19; Rom. 8:26-27; Mt. 13:24-43

The Battle of Gaugamela took place in 331 BC between Alexander the Great and Darius 111 of Persia.

According to historians 1,000,000 troops of Darius and 40,000 troops of Alexander met in the Battle of Gaugamela. In the battle thousands of men lost their lives. But, the empire that was built at the cost of thousands of lives did not last long. It too sank into oblivion in a short span of time.

Cycle (A) 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 55:10-1; Rom. 8:18-23; Mt. 13:1-23

Jesus taught the good news for three years. The message of Jesus penetrated the heart of each of his listeners because he spoke with tenderness using the vocabulary of the common man. In order to make himself understood more easily He made abundant use of comparisons which He took from the everyday life of the people. Today’s Gospels presents

Cycle (A) 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Zech. 9:9-10; Rom: 8:9, 11-13; Mt. 11:25-30

 When Jesus taught it was easy for his listeners to understand his teachings, because Jesus used examples and imageries from their daily experience.  His teachings were centred around the geography, vegetation, climate and lifestyle of the land.
In today's Gospel Jesus says, “Come to me. All who are exhausted and weighted down beneath your burdens, and