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Why does Jesus, himself God, go off to pray? (Video)

Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP - published on 02/02/24

Do you need a release from so many things binding us in our frantic lives?

We might wonder why would Jesus pray?

This Sunday we hear:

Rising very early before dawn, he left 
and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.

What was it about solitude and silence that attracted him? There’s something that we want to reach out and touch, just as Jesus did.


Find Fr. Peter John Cameron’s reflection on the Sunday Gospel each week here.

Find his series of brief reflections on prayer here.

And his new series on the Eucharist here.

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