Year B 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 Kg 4:42-44; Eph 4:1-6; Jn 6:1-15

There were times when Jesus desired to withdraw from the crowds. When the disciples returned from their first mission Jesus withdrew with them into privacy. Jesus went up into the hill behind the plain and he was sitting there with his disciples. Then the crowd

Desire the Best Possible

The mother of Zebedee’s sons (Mt 20:20-28) came with her sons to make a request of Jesus;'Promise that these two sons of mine may sit one at your right hand and the  other at your left in your kingdom.' 

My Missionary Life in Africa

The 28th of July 2003 was a bad day for the county (district) of Buchanan in Liberia, West Africa. The Capuchin Province of St. Francis of Assisi, Kerala, has its Mission in this region. The city, second biggest in Liberia, was captured by the rebels on that day.

The rest of the counties were already under their control. In the morning, people were rushing to the church premises because they found that was the safest place in that area to take refuge. First, they flung their scanty belongings into the church yard over the compound wall at around 9:00 a.m. The school buildings, community hall, Parish office, convent and presbytery were occupied by more

Year B 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Jer 23:1-6; Eph 2:13-18; Mk 6:30-34

Jesus sent out his disciples with the mission of bringing God's message to the people. When they came back from their mission they reported to Jesus all that they had done.  The demanding crowds were  so insistent that they had no time even to eat;

Year B 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Amos 7:12-15; Eph 1:3-14; Mk 6:7-13

Today's gospel, tells the story of Jesus' commissioning of the twelve apostles to preach the "good news". Jesus gave clear instructions to his disciples for their first mission. They should be walking illustrations of God's love and providence in action.

Year B 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ez 2:2-5; 2Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6

Today’s readings introduce Jesus as a prophet and explain how prophets and other messengers from God inevitably suffer rejection. Most of the famous men have experienced rejection not once, but many times. Colonel Sanders is the founder of KFC.