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Commentaries for Ash Wednesday

Posted by Dim Bulb on October 6, 2013

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Today’s Mass Readings (NABRE). Used in the U.S.A.

Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Used in most English speaking countries

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Joel 2:12-18.

My Notes on Joel 2:12-18.

Word-Sunday Notes on Joel 2:12-18.

Navarre Commentary on Joel 2:12-18.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14 and 17.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 51.

St John Fisher’s Sermons on Psalm 51. Psalm 50 in Fisher’s translation. The Fourth Penitential Psalm. He treated of the Psalm in two parts, and at some length.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 51.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 51.

St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 51.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 51.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 51.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2.

Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18.

My Notes on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18.

Word-Sunday Notes on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18.

Navarre Commentary on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18.

GENERAL RESOURCES: sites that usually deal with the readings as a whole (with some occasional specialty studies). Commentaries on individual readings are listed further below.

An Ash Wednesday Meditation From St Thomas Aquinas.

Unofficial LectionaryReadings from the Douay-Rheims Challoner version followed by notes from the old Haydock Commentary.

SacerdosGives the theme of the readings, the doctrinal message, and pastoral application.

Lector NotesBrief historical and theological background on the readings. Can be printed out, copied, and used as bulletin insert.

The Bible Workshop. Links to several relevant articles, contains a reading guide to the gospel text, a comparison of the readings, suggestions for a lesson (i.e., homily).

St Charles Borromeo Parish Study Notes. Notes on all the readings, usually with some background info as well.

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