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The Joy of the Third Commandment (Father Dennis Hamm, SJ, Ph.D.)

Retrieving the Sabbath in the Spirit of Moses, Jesus, and Pope Francis What was, and is, the Jewish meaning of ‘keeping the Sabbath’? Which comes first, rest or worship? What is Jesus’ attitude toward the Sabbath commandment? How Jewish is the Christian practice of keeping the Sabbath holy? What might be our best practice of keeping the spirit of Sabbath today? Why does Pope Francis emphasize Sabbath in Laudato Si’? This day of reflection and prayer will help us recover the meaning of Sabbath and take it personally.

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Father Dennis Hamm, SJ, has been a Jesuit since 1958 and a priest since 1970. As of the 2014 spring semester, he is retired from full-time teaching at Creighton University, Omaha, but is still present as Professor Emeritus of Theology and Scripture scholar in residence at the Creighton University Jesuit community. He writes, preaches, and works with Christian Life Communities.  In the larger community, he works with the Environment Sustainability of OTOC (Omaha Together, One Community).  Dennis' publications include Let the Scriptures Speak: Reflections on the Sunday Readings (Liturgical Press), The Beatitudes in Context: What Luke and Matthew Meant (Michael Glazier, 1990), Building Our House on Rock: Jesus’ Vision for our Lives as Told by Matthew and Luke; Philippians, Colossians, Philemon (2013) ,and articles in the Journal of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Biblica, The Bible Today, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, The Church, Worship, America, Expository Times, The Way and The Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of the Bible. His commentary on the Acts of the Apostles, in the new Collegeville Commentary series, was published in 2005 by Liturgical Press. In 2018, his commentary on the Gospel of Luke will appear in the Paulist Commentary on the Bible.  His Sacramental ministry is mainly centered at St. John's at Creighton.  For fun he walks and goes to movies.