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11th Sunday of Ordinary Time C
June 16. 2013

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Engaged

Kavanaugh, S. J.

Prayer of Faith

There were two men. One was rich and the other poor. The rich man, despite the great number of his abundant flock, gave to a traveling visitor, not one of his own sheep, but the prized single lamb of his poor neighbor.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Experiencing Forgiveness

In today's story, what the woman has done for Jesus is much more important than her alleged reputation or status.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Orient Syrien 7

It was a prayer that she offered to the incarnate God: by bringing him her humility she showed her trust in him, and by the conversation they had with one another she proved him to be truly man.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.


Jesus seems more attractive to women than to men. They seem to receive his ways of dealing with human frailty better than we men. We like to fix our own selves, thank you, and then have Jesus approve the project. In today’s Gospel, Women long for the depth of relationship, even of mystery and the unknown.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The person who is forgiven little, loves little. This means that we can only understand the woman's action in one way. Her extravagant act of devotion is a sign that her sins, “which are many,” have already been forgiven.