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Sunday, June 28th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Mark 5:21-43.


Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B

28 June 2015

Jesus took the child by the hand and said to her,

“Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 5:21-43.


When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea.
One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward. Seeing him he fell at his feet
and pleaded earnestly with him, saying, “My daughter is at the point of death. Please, come lay your hands on her that she may get well and live.”
He went off with him, and a large crowd followed him and pressed upon him.
There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years.
She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet she was not helped but only grew worse.
She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak.
She said, “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.”
Immediately her flow of blood dried up. She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.
Jesus, aware at once that power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who has touched my clothes?”
But his disciples said to him, “You see how the crowd is pressing upon you, and yet you ask, ‘Who touched me?'”
And he looked around to see who had done it.
The woman, realizing what had happened to her, approached in fear and trembling. She fell down before Jesus and told him the whole truth.
He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.”
While he was still speaking, people from the synagogue official’s house arrived and said, “Your daughter has died; why trouble the teacher any longer?”
Disregarding the message that was reported, Jesus said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid; just have faith.”
He did not allow anyone to accompany him inside except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James.
When they arrived at the house of the synagogue official, he caught sight of a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly.
So he went in and said to them, “Why this commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.”
And they ridiculed him. Then he put them all out. He took along the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and entered the room where the child was.
He took the child by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!”
The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around. (At that) they were utterly astounded.
He gave strict orders that no one should know this and said that she should be given something to eat.

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B

28 June 2015

Commentary of the day

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

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Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger [Benedict XVI, pope from 2005 to 2013]
Der Gott Jesu Christi

“Little girl, get up”

“You will not abandon my soul to the nether world.” (Ps 16:10) This word of Scripture is fulfilled in Jesus by the fact that he rose on the third day, before decomposition began. Jesus’ new death led to the tomb, but not to corruption. It is the death of death… This triumph over the power of death precisely where death seems irrevocable is a very important point in biblical testimony…: the power of God, who respects his creation, is not tied to the law of creation’s death.

Certainly, death is the fundamental form of the world as it is at present. But today as always, human beings aspire and seek to triumph over death, its real and not just thought suppression. The resurrection of Jesus tells us that this triumph is really possible, that neither in its origin nor in an irreversible way was death part of the structure of what was created, of matter… In addition, it tells us that the triumph over the limitations of death is impossible to attain by means of perfected clinical methods. This triumph exists only because of the creative power of the Word of God and of Love. Only these powers are strong enough to change the structure of matter in such a radical way that the barriers of death become surmountable…

Faith in the resurrection is a profession of faith in God’s real existence and a profession of faith in God’s creation, in the unconditional “yes” that characterizes God’s relationship to creation and to matter… This is what allows us to sing the Easter Halleluia in the midst of a world over which hangs the threatening shadow of death.

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B

28 June 2015

Saint of the day

St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr (+ 202) – Memorial

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SAINT IRENÆUS Bishop and Martyr (+ 202)

        This Saint was born about the year 120. He was a Grecian, probably a native of Lesser Asia. His parents, who were Christians, placed him under the care of the great St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna. It was in so holy a school that he learned that sacred science which rendered him afterward a great ornament of the Church and the terror of her enemies. St. Polycarp cultivated his rising genius, and formed his mind to piety by precepts and example; and the zealous scholar was careful to reap all the advantages which were offered him by the happiness of such a master.

Such was his veneration for his tutor’s sanctity that he observed every action and whatever be saw in that holy man, the better to copy his example and learn his spirit. He listened to his instructions with an insatiable ardor, and so deeply did he engrave them on his heart that the impressions remained most lively even to his old age. In order to confute the heresies of his age, this father made himself acquainted with the most absurd conceits of their philosophers, by which means he was qualified to trace up every error to its sources and set it in its full light.

St. Polycarp sent St. Irenæus into Gaul, in company with some priest; he was himself ordained priest of the Church of Lyons by St. Pothinus. St. Pothinus having glorified God by his happy death, in the year 177, our Saint was chosen the second Bishop of Lyons. By his preaching, he in a short time converted almost that whole country to the Faith.

        He wrote several works against heresy, and at last, with many others, suffered martyrdom about the year 202, under the Emperor Severus, at Lyons.

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894

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