Posts tagged 2013

Encountering Life in the Incarnation.

My thoughts about the Holy Family took me back a few days to the feast of St John the Apostle on 27th December. Time and again we see in John’s writing his struggle to put into words the experience he had of know Jesus. It comes in the prologue to his Gospel and again in […]

Small and Unseen

While preparing our Christmas lunch on Christmas Eve, I listened to Fr Robert Barron’s reflection on Luke’s Nativity. He begins by describing Virgil’s Aeneid and how the story of Aeneas influenced the Emperors of Rome, particularly the Emperor of Jesus’ time Augustus. Fr Barron then goes on to explore how Luke uses the Power of […]

Life in Nazareth: Thoughts on the Holy Family.

Yesterday was the celebration of the Holy Family. The readings from the saints was an address by  Pope Paul  VI on the life of the Holy Family’s life at Nazareth. This can be found on last year’s post for this feast. This year, talking about the Holy Family with Neil, I thought about the life […]

The Feast of Stephen.

This morning, still full of the joy of our celebrations, I was struck by the reading from the saints in the office of readings. As St Fulgentius, this morning points out we move straight from the celebration of Christ’s coming to thinking about Stephen, the first martyr. Many of the early Christian writers identify parallels […]

Advent Family 4: Watching Mary again!

On Friday 20th some of our families gathered again at St Agnes for our final Advent group. Again, we took the same theme as the adults and considered Mary. We began by lighting the 4 Advent candles on our wreath and thought about the previous weeks: We have arrived at the last week of Advent […]

Advent Adults 4: Watching Mary.

We began our last Adult group last week, by taking time to reflect on our Advent so far. Each of us has had a unique journey and, like so often we retain that uniqueness, while also contributing and sharing Advent together. We considered the themes of the three weeks so far, looking at the kingdom […]