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Christ blesses the children (Mark 10:13-16)

Christ blesses the children (Mark 10:13-16)

The story of Christ blessing the children is found in three of the gospels (Matthew 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17). It reveals Christ’s positive attitude towards children, encourages adults to trust in God and is one of the reasons that the Church baptises newborns. Given his popularity, one day some people brought their children to … Continue reading Christ blesses the children (Mark 10:13-16)

Christ calls his First Disciples (Matthew 4:18-22)

Christ calls his First Disciples (Matthew 4:18-22)

Christ’s personal invitation to four fishermen to become his disciples started a new chapter in all of their lives. As Pope Benedict XVI explained: “The Gospels agree in mentioning that the call of the Apostles marked the first steps of Jesus' ministry, after the baptism he received from John the Baptist in the waters of … Continue reading Christ calls his First Disciples (Matthew 4:18-22)

King Hezekiah’s recovery (Isaiah 38:1-20)

King Hezekiah’s recovery (Isaiah 38:1-20)

Good King Hezekiah - or ‘Ezekias’ - was an ancestor of Christ who lived at the same time as the prophets Isaiah and Hosea. He was king of Judah, which had previously been part of Israel. Compared to other rulers of Judah, Hezekiah was one of the good guys: “He trusted in the LORD the … Continue reading King Hezekiah’s recovery (Isaiah 38:1-20)

The Woman of the Apocalypse (Revelation 12:1-6)

The Woman of the Apocalypse (Revelation 12:1-6)

In this stained glass scene, we see depicted St John's great vision of the Woman of the Apocalypse. As described in Revelation 12:1-6, she is seen in heaven, clothed with the sun, standing on the moon and with a crown of twelve stars on her head. The Church has always interpreted this passage to refer … Continue reading The Woman of the Apocalypse (Revelation 12:1-6)