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September 17, 2022

A prayer by St. Eugene De Mazenod, O.M.I. founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate:

“My Lord, my God, my Love, bring me to love You; this only do I ask, for I know full well that this is everything. Give me Your love! … The past is still present to my mind … but You, O my Savior, do You forget it, and keep in mind only Your mercies.” Amen.


Luke 8:4-15

When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another
journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable.
“A sower went out to sow his seed.
And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled,
and the birds of the sky ate it up.
Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew,
it withered for lack of moisture.
Some seed fell among thorns,
and the thorns grew with it and choked it.
And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew,
it produced fruit a hundredfold.”
After saying this, he called out,
“Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.”

Then his disciples asked him
what the meaning of this parable might be.
He answered,
“Knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God
has been granted to you;
but to the rest, they are made known through parables
so that they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.

“This is the meaning of the parable.
The seed is the word of God.
Those on the path are the ones who have heard,
but the Devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts
that they may not believe and be saved.
Those on rocky ground are the ones who, when they hear,
receive the word with joy, but they have no root;
they believe only for a time and fall away in time of temptation.
As for the seed that fell among thorns,
they are the ones who have heard, but as they go along,
they are choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life,
and they fail to produce mature fruit.
But as for the seed that fell on rich soil,
they are the ones who, when they have heard the word,
embrace it with a generous and good heart,
and bear fruit through perseverance.”

17 de Septiembre

Oración de San Eugenio De Mazenod, O.M.I. fundador de los Misioneros Oblatos de María Inmaculada:

“Señor mío, Dios mío, Amor mío, haz que te ame; sólo esto te pido, pues sé muy bien que esto lo es todo. ¡Dame Tu amor! … El pasado todavía está presente en mi mente… pero Tú oh, mi Salvador, lo olvidas, y sólo tienes presente Tus misericordias”. Amén.


Lc 8, 4-15

En aquel tiempo, mucha gente se había reunido alrededor de Jesús, y al ir pasando por los pueblos, otros más se le unían. Entonces les dijo esta parábola:

“Salió un sembrador a sembrar su semilla. Al ir sembrando, unos granos cayeron en el camino, la gente los pisó y los pájaros se los comieron. Otros cayeron en terreno pedregoso, y al brotar, se secaron por falta de humedad. Otros cayeron entre espinos, y al crecer éstos, los ahogaron. Los demás cayeron en tierra buena, crecieron y produjeron el ciento por uno”. Dicho esto, exclamó: “¡El que tenga oídos para oír, que oiga!”

Entonces le preguntaron los discípulos: “¿Qué significa esta parábola?” Y él les respondió: “A ustedes se les ha concedido conocer claramente los secretos del Reino de Dios; en cambio, a los demás, sólo en parábolas para que viendo no vean y oyendo no entiendan.

La parábola significa esto: la semilla es la palabra de Dios. Lo que cayó en el camino representa a los que escuchan la palabra, pero luego viene el diablo y se la lleva de sus corazones, para que no crean ni se salven. Lo que cayó en terreno pedregoso representa a los que, al escuchar la palabra, la reciben con alegría, pero no tienen raíz; son los que por algún tiempo creen, pero en el momento de la prueba, fallan. Lo que cayó entre espinos representa a los que escuchan la palabra, pero con los afanes, riquezas y placeres de la vida, se van ahogando y no dan fruto. Lo que cayó en tierra buena representa a los que escuchan la palabra, la conservan en un corazón bueno y bien dispuesto, y dan fruto por su constancia’’.

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