Friends, in today’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that when he returns to the Father he will send the Advocate to be with them. 

This “Advocate” is presumed to be ontologically one with the Father and the Son. Jesus says, “He (the parakletos) will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.”

In receiving the Spirit, the Church, throughout the course of its history, will take on the identity of the Son, an identity rooted, in turn, in the Father. Every saint across the centuries represents a unique living out of this fundamental to-be of the Son, reflective of the Father and made possible by the indwelling of the parakletos.

The work of the Spirit is the making present and visible, in an infinitely variegated way across space and time, of the coinherent manner of being that characterizes the Father and the Son.

Gospel Reflections

Daily Gospel Reflections from Bishop Barron

6th week of Easter

Tuesday

May 24

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Monday

May 23

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Sunday

May 22

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5th week of Easter

Saturday

May 21

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Friday

May 20

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Thursday

May 19

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Wednesday

May 18

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Tuesday

May 17

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Monday

May 16

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Sunday

May 15

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4th week of Easter

Saturday

May 14

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Friday

May 13

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Thursday

May 12

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Wednesday

May 11

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Tuesday

May 10

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3rd week of Easter

Saturday

May 7

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Thursday

May 5

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Wednesday

May 4

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Tuesday

May 3

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Easter Octave — 2nd week of Easter

Saturday

April 30

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Friday

April 29

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Thursday

April 28

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Wednesday

April 27

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Tuesday

April 26

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Monday

April 25

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Sunday

April 24

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Easter Octave

Saturday

April 23

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Friday

April 22

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Thursday

April 21

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Wednesday

April 20

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Tuesday

April 19

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Monday

April 18

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Sunday

April 17

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Easter

Holy Week

Saturday

April 16

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Holy Saturday

Friday

April 15

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Good Friday

Thursday

April 14

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Holy Thursday

Wednesday

April 13

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Tuesday

April 12

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Monday

April 11

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Sunday

April 10

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Palm Sunday

5th week of Lent

Saturday

April 9

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Friday

April 8

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Thursday

April 7

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Wednesday

April 6

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Tuesday

April 5

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Monday

April 4

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Sunday

April 3

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4th week of Lent

Saturday

April 2

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Friday

April 1

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Thursday

March 31

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Wednesday

March 30

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Tuesday

March 29

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Monday

March 28

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Sunday

March 27

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3rd week of Lent

Saturday

March 26

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Friday

March 25

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Annunciation

Thursday

March 24

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Wednesday

March 23

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Tuesday

March 22

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Monday

March 21

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Sunday

March 20

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2nd week of Lent

Saturday

March 19

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St. Joseph

Friday

March 18

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Thursday

March 17

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Wednesday

March 16

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Tuesday

March 15

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Monday

March 14

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Sunday

March 13

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1st week of Lent

Saturday

March 12

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Friday

March 11

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Thursday

March 10

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Wednesday

March 9

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Tuesday

March 8

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Monday

March 7

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Sunday

March 6

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Week of Ash Wednesday

Saturday

March 5

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Friday

March 4

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Thursday

March 3

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Wednesday

March 2

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Ash Wednesday