Leprosy, the Priesthood & the Sacraments

Added 10 October 2016 by Dr. Brant Pitre

What exactly was a leper? Why does Jesus tell the lepers to go and show themseves to the priests? What was the significance
of the fact that the only one that came back to thank Jesus was not a Jew, but rather a Samaritan?

In this video Dr. Brant Pitre explains the Mass readings for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, where Jesus encounters the 10 lepers.

Reading 1: 2 KGS 5:14-17
Responsorial Psalm: PS 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
Reading 2: 2 TM 2:8-13
Gospel: LK 17:11-19

Dr. Brant Pitre

Dr. Brant Pitre

Gray, LA

Professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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