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Christ is anointed by a sinful woman (Luke 7:36-50)

Christ is anointed by a sinful woman (Luke 7:36-50)

The account of the sinful woman who anointed Christ’s feet is found in St Luke’s gospel. It underlines Christ’s welcoming attitude towards sinners and his criticism of the self-righteous. Pope Benedict XVI shared this reflection on the story: “Simon, a Pharisee and a rich dignitary of the town, was holding a banquet at his home … Continue reading Christ is anointed by a sinful woman (Luke 7:36-50)

The Presentation at the Temple (Luke 2:22-38)

The Presentation at the Temple (Luke 2:22-38)

Forty days after the birth of Christ, his parents took him to the Temple of Jerusalem, to present him to God. This was in keeping with the Law of Moses, which required firstborn sons to be offered to God and also for the mother to be ritually purified by a sacrifice (Exodus 13:1-16; Leviticus 12:1-8). … Continue reading The Presentation at the Temple (Luke 2:22-38)

The Holy Women at the Tomb (Mark 16:1-8)

The Holy Women at the Tomb (Mark 16:1-8)

The account of the arrival of the female followers of Christ at his tomb is found in all four gospels (Matthew 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-11; John 20:1-9). Each gospel focuses on different details of the visit. St Luke's gospel is one of the most comprehensive. It tells us that a group of women arrived together … Continue reading The Holy Women at the Tomb (Mark 16:1-8)