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Feast of the Transfiguration
of the Lord
August 6, 2017
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

This is my beloved Son

There is a “freshness” you can observe if you will. If you regard with care the leaf, the robin, the beloved hand, even your own breathing, you may just sense the fresh and living spirit that dwells within them.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

The Flavor of God’s Energy

The first quality of energy is its prodigiousness. It is prodigal beyond our imagination and this speaks something about God. What kind of creator makes billions of throwaway universes?

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Glory of Christ

Why would Christ allow himself to be transfigured in this way before his passion? And why would Christ want to show himself transfigured to his followers? Shouldn’t his suffering be for us the right way to understand true glory?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Heavenly Vision; More Human World

We are a people who eagerly await the coming of our savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. We recognize that we have our citizenship in heaven, but in the meantime we exercise our citizenship on earth for the coming of the kingdom of God.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


In the Transfiguration the disciples were invited to behold Jesus in his glory—to stop talking and listen to him. Do you ever ask yourself when you saw or heard Jesus during the day?

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda



my mind created
between you
and me

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