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Standing firm.

Yesterday, the readings of the office, seemed to be saying “Stand firm” or a least so it seemed to me. This morning an article on staying with the cross popped up on my facebook newsfeed. All this reminded me of an article I had read while doing my spiritual director training. By Peter Fenessy SJ, […]

Let our souls take the place of the welcoming branches.

Today we will begin our mass in the hall of St Agnes in order to bless the palms and process around to the church. It is a short procession but despite this, in it we are accompanying our Lord as he enters Jerusalem. It is one of those bitter sweet moments, which seem to be […]

Pope Francis’s Message for Lent 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he first has loved us” (1 […]

Jesus taught as one who had authority: Homily for 1st February 2015.

In our modern tech world, those who shout loudest and those who with great emotion speak about the cause close to their hearts often sway opinion. Anyone who might think other wise is often in danger of being dismissed and shouted down. A passionate, emotional stance on any given subject can be mistaken as an […]

Prayer Vigil: What we prayed about

As reported on Facebook, in our twelve hours of prayer last Saturday we asked ourselves — as a community and individuals — five of God’s questions that are found in Scripture. Where are you? Where are we now and where are we going? What is that in your hand? What resources, talents and gifts do […]

Blessing of the House at Epiphany

Chalk was blessed at the Epiphany mass so that we could mark our houses with a blessing for the coming year. Suitable prayers are available from a variety of sources. These are from The Twelve Days of Christmas by Elsa Chaney. Peace be to this house, and to all who dwell herein. From the east […]