Select Sunday>Sunday Web Site Home>theWord

Study of the Readings

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, ed.

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


The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, S. J.

If Pentecost was the start of the Church, it was a birth out of fraiIty. The believers were huddled in fear behind closed doors.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Contemporary psychiatric research notes that anxiety and fear are related emotions, and both relate to action. Fear stimulates avoidance and escape, but when these or any actions are blocked or thwarted, fear turns into anxiety.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

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

Thomas More

Let us deeply consider the love of our Savior Christ who so loved his own unto the end that for their sakes he willingly suffered...

Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

All fruitful relationships begin within mystery and continue there even though there are continued gestures of self-revelation.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller


An analysis of the readings for this Sunday.

Pentecost Vigil

An analysis of the readings for this Saturday.