These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Saturday, 20 May 2023 00:00

Saturday of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Easter, May 20

A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus. He was an authority on the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and, with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus, although he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the Way of God more accurately. (Acts 18:23-28)
Who is this Apollos? Well, Paul mentions him in the First Letter to the Corinthians. Apollos followed Paul in the mission at Corinth. Paul writes, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth” (1 Cor 3:6). Today is my grandmother’s birthday (1906-1987). She was Nanny to everyone!

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