HOMILY: Actualizing Grace – Lessons from the Sunday of the Blind Man

On the Sunday of the Blind Man, where we also commemorate the Holy Evangelist John (May 8 OS), Fr. Irineos discusses how we can put the lessons from today's readings (and John's Gospel) to work in our daily lives.

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Gospel Reading - John 9:1-38

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