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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 […]

The Great Divorce: Advent 4.2

The interaction between Sarah and Frank continues but his resistance to Sarah’s invitation to change leads to him beginning to shrink. Ultimately he disappears altogether and all that is left is the Tragedian. In once last plea Sarah says: “Stop it at once.” “Stop What?” “Using pity, other people’s pity in the wrong way. We […]

The Great Divorce: Advent 4.1

In The Great Divorce, so far we have seen ghosts of many kinds, all with some reason to hang on to faults or obsessions of their Earthly life. We have seen only one, the man with the Lizard make the choice to let go and he was transformed into something beautiful. Now we come to […]