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Study of the Readings

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, ed.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings


The Word Encountered

Kavanaugh, S. J.

We work for food. We work hard. We get money for our work. And money? It has been known at times as “bread.”


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The highlight of this passage is faith, or more precisely as John states it: believing in Jesus.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Edith Barnecut, O.S.B., ed.

Commentary: Theophylact

Our Lord refers to himself as the true bread not because the manna was something illusory, but because it was only a type and a shadow, and not the reality it signified.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

There is nothing we can personally do to make God love us more—nor less.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Is Christ the bread of heaven already in the incarnation or only in the Eucharist?