Posts tagged Office of readings

The River and the Cross

I have thought a great deal about the Baptism of Christ, this week. In Children’s Liturgy I have focused on the ‘epiphany’ nature of the event. When we were Anglicans, Epiphany was a whole season from 6th January to Candlemas on 2nd February. We have the similar readings now and I am still aware of […]

The Holy Family

Yesterday was the celebration of the Holy Family. As his homily Neil talked about how all of our vocations, to the married life, as parents and to the consecrated life are found in the Holy Family. He then read from an address of Pope Paul VI given at Nazareth. This had been in the Office […]

Let us not resist the first, so that we don’t fear the second.

You can feel the Liturgical Seasons change in the daily readings, as much as you can the natural seasons outside. This week, in the Gospel in Mass on Sunday, Jesus calls people to look for the signs of the coming of the Messiah. As it is Jesus who is speaking we see that he is […]

A vision of God.

Sometimes I read something that I come back to again and again, a well at which I can drink deeply. Saturday’s reading from the Saints is one of those. I have re-read it several times since the weekend. Coming from St Catherine of Siena’s Dialogue on Divine Providence, it gives a beautiful vision of God […]

Playtime!

One of the lines in the psalms for the Office on Sunday caught my attention.: There is the sea, vast and wide, With its moving swarms past counting, Living things great and small. The ships are moving there And the monsters you made to play with.” We all carry around with us an image of […]

Mixed emotions and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today is the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I have been moved by certain aspects of the readings today. My thoughts are still a bit muddled, maybe because my heart was moved and my head takes a while to catch up. So here are the things that struck me. Make of it what […]