Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: Beseeching the Lord for Healing

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Fr. John Zuhlsdorf – Convert from Lutheranism, ordained to the priesthood in 1991 by St. John Paul II in Rome for the Suburbicarian Diocese of Velletri-Segni. Classics at University of Minnesota. Licence and Doctoral studies in Patristic Theology at the Augustinianum in Rome. …

We enjoy this year a goodly stretch of verdant Epiphanytide. Some years it is very short indeed, depending on when Easter falls. This year we get through the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays after Epiphany, though not the 6th, which gives way to Septuagesima Sunday. Take note that the opening chant for Holy Mass in these last four Sundays after Epiphany, the Introit, remains the same. This repetition invites us to find a binding theme between these Epiphany Sundays. One possibility: on these Sundays Holy Church continues to underscore manifestations of the Lord’s divinity by recounting miracles He performed, though in no particular or chronological order.

This Sunday we see Christ especially as the Divine Physician.

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