The Divine Bridegroom, revealed!

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: January 17, 2016
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La vida, el amor, y la fiesta de boda en Caná

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II Domingo Ordinario, Año C: 20 Enero, 2013
Is 62, 1-5; Sal 95; 1 Cor 12, 4-11; Jn 2, 1-11

Hubo una boda en Caná, leemos en nuestra lectura del Evangelio de hoy; y, como en nuestras bodas actuales, fue un tiempo de alegría, celebrando el principio del matrimonio de este hombre y esta mujer, novio y novia, ahora marido y mujer. Pero las celebraciones de bodas en la Tierra Santa en el siglo I fueron más largas que las de este país: duraron unos días. Hubo mucho banquetear, mucho gozar.

Pero, en esta boda particular, algo salió mal en la preparación. (more…)

Life, love, and the wedding feast at Cana

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Jan. 20, 2013
Isa 62:1-5; Ps 96; 1 Cor 12:4-11; John 2:1-11

There was a wedding at Cana, we hear in our Gospel reading today; and, as in our weddings today, it was a joyful time, celebrating the start of the marriage between this particular young man and young woman, the bridegroom and the bride, now husband and wife. But their wedding celebrations, in the Holy Land in the 1st century, were longer than ours now—they lasted for days. There was much feasting, much rejoicing.

But at this particular wedding, something had gone wrong with the planning. (more…)

The sign at Cana and healing after abortion

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Jan. 17, 2010
Isa 62:1-5; Ps 96:1-3, 7-10; 1 Cor 12:4-11; John 2:1-11

Planning a wedding reception has never been an easy task—not in the 21st century, and apparently not in the first century, in the Holy Land. Last spring, I was planning the reception after my priestly ordination, and in that way I got a taste of just what a bride and a groom face in that task. And I was keeping it as simple as I could! But it is such a challenge, as you figure out: how can you plan the most joyful celebration possible for friends and family, while you are working with limited time and limited resources? So you strategize; and it’s hard, and it’s time-consuming to keep track of all those people and all those details. And there always might be some unexpected surprise that might mess up your plans.

Now the weddings held in the first century in the Holy Land were a little different. (more…)

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