Pope John XXIII
One of the most influential people of the twentieth century; convened the Second Vatican Council
This is what Pope John XXIII thought the Church should be like; open to everyone
A term with Latin roots that was originally associated with the highest leaders of any religion; now the term is reserved almost exclusively for the pope.
Latin word meaning "bridge-builder"
Pope John Paul II
This pope beatified John XXIII
From the word for "blessed," this term refers to a person who has been declared by the Chruch to have the ability to intercede for those who pray in his or her name. This is a step toward canonized sainthood.
This Gospel reports that when Jesus came out of the desert after his forty day retreat, he returned to Galilee in the power of the Holy Spirit.
No prophet ever received honor in his ____.
This quality of being a good teacher means that Jesus' deeds backed up his words.
This quality of being a good teacher means that Jesus met people where they were.
This quality of being a good teacher means that Jesus used down-to-earth, picturesque language. His metaphors and similes created vibrant images that made his listeners take notice. His words appealed to our senses.
The poetic language spoken by Jesus and his contemporaries.
Repeating a thought a second time in a slightly different form to drive home an idea.
Deliberate exaggeration to make a point.
The authority under which Jesus spoke.
A Hebrew word that comes from the same root as the word "believe." It carries the sense of "Yes, certainly, I believe." It was used to introduce (not end) and to strengthen his own words.
Jesus was a brilliant _____. His opponents often tried to trick him or catch him in one of his teachings, but he would have none of their tricks.
An apparent contradiction
God's gift of friendship and life that enables us to share his life and love. This introduces us to the intimacy of life with the Blessed Trinity.
The region where Jesus and most of his Apostles were from. A region in the north with fertile land and rolling hills watered by the Jordan River and the Sea of ___.
The small town where Jesus grew up. It only had around 500 people.
(4 BC- AD 37) The son of Herod the Great who ruled Galilee during Jesus' time.
The religious group that formed in Galilee and held great influence there.
The site of Jesus' first miracle.
The home of Peter, Andrew, and Philip.
The headquarters of Jesus' Galilean ministry.
The region to the south of Galilee, north central in relation to the entirety of the Holy Land. The inhabitants descended from foreigners who intermarried with the old northern Israelite tribes at the time of Assyria's conquest of the northern kingdom.
People who accepted the Mosaic Law, but did not accept the prophetical or wisdom writings. Though Jesus did not allow his Apostles to preach to Samaritans, he showed love to them.
One of the two mountains of the immediate vicinity of the West Bank city of Nablus. The mountain is sacred to the Samaritans, who believe it to be the location chosen by YHWH for a holy temple. The mountain continues to be the center of Samaritan religion to this day.
The birthplace of Jesus, located in Judea.
A notable city in Judea where Jesus healed a blind man and met a famous tax collector, Zacchaeus.
A region in the southern part of the Holy Land. It was dry, barren, craggy land where most of its inhabitants were Jews who returned from the Babylonian Captivity.
The lowest point on Earth- 1,300 feet below sea level. Located in Judea
Kingdom of God
The active presence of God's love, justice, truth, and Salvation working in the world.
Kingdom of Heaven
The title for Kingdom of God in Matthew's Gospel.
Simple, vivid picture stories drawn from ordinary life which were meant to challenge listeners
Greek word meaning "placing two things side by side in order to compare them"
Lazarus and the Rich Man
The message of this parable is that wealthy people must share their riches with poor people.
The Mustard Seed
This parable shows that the growth of the Kingdom of God is steady; it starts out small, but it will grow large
This parable shows that despite the obstacles it will encounter, the Kingdom of God will flourish.
The Lost Sheep
This parable shows the depth of God's love, especially for the lost sinner.
The Lost Coin
This parable paints a vivid picture of a woman sweeping the whole house to retrieve a coin and then announcing to her friends and family that she has found it. God's love is like a persistent woman that won't give up.
The Lost (Prodigal) Son
Reveals a compassionate father and his two sons. God stands ready to unconditionally accept his children back into the family and with great love.
"To change one's mind;" a radical way of thinking and doing things.
The Greek word for repent
The name for a fallen angel who refused to accept God or his Kingdom. The devil and other demons were at first good angels, but became evil due to their own choices and actions.
"Evil one;" another name for the devil
Eternal separation from God that results in a person's dying after freely and deliberately acting against God's will (not repenting for mortal sins)
Sermon on the Mount
A section in Matthew's Gospel in which Jesus delivers the first of five discourses recorded in the Gospel. This begins with the sharing of the Beatitudes.
The biblical text of the Sermon on the Mount
The audience of Matthew's gospel
Another word for happiness; Jesus' blessings reveal how to fulfill our desire for happiness and teach us the final end to which God calls us.
for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven
Blessed are the poor in spirit...
for they will be comforted
Blessed are they who mourn...
for they will inherit the land
Blessed are the meek...
for they will be satisfied
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness...
for they will be shown mercy
Blessed are the merciful...
for they will see God
Blessed are the clean of heart...
for they will be called children of God
Blessed are the peacemakers...
for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness...
Just as this flavors food, disciples flavor the world with Christ's love
Jesus tells us that our good works should be like a beacon of ____ that leads others to heaven.
A trait of God that refers to his total otherness and being infinitely beyond and independent of creation.
Roughly equivalent to "dad" or "daddy;" Jesus encourages us to call God this
The disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure
Solemn, formal declarations of promise. They are false when an oath is contrary to a person's dignity or communion within the Church.
Having good ____ or a right attitude is essential for moral living.
Described by Jesus and recorded in Matthew 7:12: "Do to others whatever you would have them do to you."
The religious, political, and economic center of Judea- life centered on the Temple located here. In Jesus' time, it may have had a population of 55,000 to 70,000.
Christ's suffering, death, resurrection, and Ascension.
The first step of becoming a saint; it means you lived a holy life