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Liturgical day: Monday 14th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mt 9,18-26): Then a woman who had suffered from a severe bleeding for twelve years came up from behind and touched the edge of his cloak. For she thought, «If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed». Jesus turned, saw her and said, «Courage, my daughter, your faith has saved you». While Jesus was speaking to them, an official of the synagogue came up to him, bowed before him and said, «My daughter has just died, but come and place your hands on her, and she will live». Jesus stood up and followed him with his disciples. Then a woman who had suffered from a severe bleeding for twelve years came up from behind and touched the edge of his cloak. For she thought, «If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed». Jesus turned, saw her and said, «Courage, my daughter, your faith has saved you». And from that moment the woman was cured.

When Jesus arrived at the official's house and saw the flute players and the excited crowd, He said, «Get out of here! The girl is not dead. She is only sleeping!». And they laughed at him. But once the crowd had been turned out, Jesus went in and took the girl by the hand, and she stood up. The news of this spread through the whole area.

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we go with Jesus to Jairo's house, where his daughter is very sick and can die. Along the way something extraordinary happens... The woman who lost blood! Her great faith and confidence in the Savior helped her to overcome the obstacles...

-- Surmounting her shame and fear, she pushed her way through the crowd until she "touched" Jesus. "And, the woman was healed from that moment."