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The Raising of Lazarus

Father Girardey recounts a tenth narrative, The Raising of Lazarus (John 11:1-45): “There was a certain man sick, named Lazarus, of Bethania, of the town of Mary and Martha, her sister.” The sister sent word to Jesus, saying, “Lord, behold, … Continue reading

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The Healing of an Epileptic Boy

Father Girardey discusses a ninth narrative, The Healing of an Epileptic Boy (Mark 9:14-29; Luke 9:37-43), which took place after Jesus had come down from the mountain where He was transfigured: “And one of the multitude, answering, said: Master, I … Continue reading

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Jairus’ Daughter and a Woman’s Faith

Father Girardey relates an eighth narrative. This one concerns Jairus’ Daughter and a Woman’s Faith (Matt 9:18-25; Mark 5:22-43; Luke 8:41-56): “There cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, named Jairus, and seeing Jesus, he falleth down at His … Continue reading

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The Healing of Ten Lepers

Father Girardey discusses a seventh narrative, The Healing of Ten Lepers (Luke 17:12-19): “As Jesus entered a certain town, there met Him ten men that were lepers, and they stood afar off, and lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, Master, … Continue reading

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The Healing of the Syrophoenician Woman

Father Girardey discusses a sixth Gospel narrative, The Healing of the Syrophoenician Woman (Matt 15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30): “Jesus retired into the coast of Tyre and Sidon, and entering into a house, He would that no man should know it, and … Continue reading

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The Healing of Naaman

Father Girardey cites the story of the healing of Naaman (2 Kgs 5) to reinforce one of the lessons learned in The Healing of the Ruler’s Son, namely, that God is the best judge of how to cure our ills. … Continue reading

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The Healing of the Ruler’s Son

Father Girardey offers, for our consideration, a fifth narrative, The Healing of the Ruler’s Son (John 4:46-53): “There was a certain ruler whose son was sick at Capharnaum. Having heard that Jesus was come from Judea into Galilee, he went … Continue reading

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