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Easter Sunday - The unnamed disciple and Peter

Mary Magdalene, after seeing the empty tomb runs to the two disciples: Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved. 
 
It is generally said that the beloved disciple is Evangelist John. But this identification took place much later, about 100 years after the apostle had died. However, in the Gospel of St. John, this figure certainly has a symbolic character and that should be understood.
 
This unnamed disciple is always connected in some way with Peter:
 








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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Journey of faith

Today’s Gospel pictures Jesus in Jericho, before the ascent to Jerusalem. He makes a last sign: healing a blind man, named Bartimaeus. 
 
In Mark’s intention, Bartimaeus is the image of the disciple who finally opens his eyes to the light of Jesus and decides to follow him along the way.