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The baptism of The Lord 

 1.- John is baptizing in the Jordan proclaiming a baptism of repentance.
2.- "I am the voice of one crying in the desert, make straight the way of the Lord."
3.- "One mightier than I is coming after me."
4.- "I have baptized you with water, He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
5.- Seeing Jesus, John exclaims: "Behold the Lamb of God."
6.- After Jesus' baptism a voice from Heaven: "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased."
7.- The Spirit descends upon Jesus in the form of a dove.
8.- In this heavenly manifestation is instituted the sacrament of baptism.
9.- The divine Trinity is manifested: the voice of the Father is heard as the Spirit descends upon the Son.
10.-Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert for 40 days.
Spiritual Fruit: Gratitude for the gift of Faith

The wedding of Cana

  1.- Jesus, His Mother and disciples were invited to a wedding in Cana.
2.- During the wedding feast the wine ran short.
3.- Mary turned to Jesus: "They have no wine."
4.- Jesus replied: "What would you have me do? My hour has not yet come."
5.- Mary said to the waiters: "Do whatever he tells you."
6.- There were six stone water jars, each holding fifteen to twenty gallons.
7.- Jesus bids the waiters to fill the jars with water, and then draw some out and take it to the chief steward.
8.- The chief steward said to the groom: "Every man serves the good wine first... but you have saved the good wine until now."
9.- At Mary’s request, Jesus worked His first miracle.
10.- By His presence, Christian marriage was raised to the dignity of a Sacrament.
Spiritual Fruit: Fidelity

The proclamation of the kingdom

  1.- "Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand."
2.- "My kingdom is not of this world."
3.- "Unless a man be born again of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven."
4.- "Whoever does not accept the kingdom of God as a little child will not enter into it."
5.- "I have come to call sinners, not the just."
6.- "Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you."
7.- "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
8.- "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied."
9.- "Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
10.- "You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church... I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven."
Spiritual Fruit: Desire for Holiness

  The Transfiguration

1.- Jesus took Peter, James and John up a high mountain to pray.
2.- Jesus was transfigured before them.
3.- "His face became as dazzling as the sun, his clothes as radiant as light."
4.- This was to fortify their faith to withstand the coming tragedy of the Passion.
5.- Jesus foresaw the 'scandal of the cross,' and prepared them for it by this manifestation of His glory.
6.- Moses and Elias (representing the Law and the prophets of the Old Testament) were conversing with Jesus about His passion.
7.- "Do not think I have come to destroy the Law or the Prophets... but to fulfill them."
8.- From a cloud came a voice: "This is my beloved Son, listen to Him."
9.- Jesus admonishes them not to tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man rises from the dead.
10.- We too will behold the transfigured Jesus on the Last Day.
Spiritual Fruit: Spiritual Courage


The institution of the eucharist

1.- I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
2.- Jesus took bread, blessed it: "Take and eat, this is My Body."
3.- Taking the wine: "This cup is the new covenant in my Blood, shed for you."
4.- At that eucharistic meal, Jesus celebrated the first Mass.
5.- At every Mass the sacrifice of Calvary is made present.
6.- At the Last Supper Jesus instituted the sacrament of Holy Orders to perpetuate this sacrifice.
7.- "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him."
8.- The Eucharist is a sacrifice inasmuch as it is offered up, and a sacrament inasmuch as it is received.
9.- In the Mass we offer ourselves to God, and God gives himself to us.
10.- The Mass will be fruitful in the measure of our surrender to the Father.
Spiritual Fruit: Love of our Eucharistic Lord


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