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Those who love God’s name shall dwell in Zion

“We are of courage … so whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.”

In this verse, Paul is speaking of the desire to be ‘at home’ with the Lord in heavenly glory rather than in exile here in the body on earth. Yet he counsels courage in whatever state we are in, because of the hope of what is to be. In doing so he recognises that there is a connection between the fullness of the Kingdom which is to come and the arena of the fallen world in which we live at the present.

The Adoration of the Lamb, Hubert van Eyck (c.1385–1426) and Jan van Eyck (c.1390–1441); c.1432; St Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent

Christ within the veil hath entered

Fr Neil’s homily for Corpus Christi, 6 June 2021 As they were eating, he took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” All the readings in mass today explore elements of the ritual sacrifice of Israel. The Exodus reading is the establishing of the […]

The wonderful mystery

As we contemplate and prayerfully meditate on the Trinity, our first and most important response should always be one of wonder, one of worship. Blessed be the Holy Trinity, and the undivided Unity: we will praise and glorify him.

O Comforter, draw near; within my heart appear

Pentecost reminds us that the renewing of the world begins with our own continuous conversion and transformation as temples of the Holy Spirit. This transformation is both for us as individuals, and through us individuals to our communities. Here begins the true transformation of the world.

Chasuble by Sacra Domus Aurea

Pentecost Novena: Day 9: The Fruits of the Spirit

As we grow in the knowledge and love of God under the direction of the Holy Spirit, our service becomes more sincere and generous, the practice of virtue more perfect.

Chasuble from Maris Stella Vestments

Pentecost Novena: Day 8: The Gift of Wisdom

It is the gift of Wisdom that strengthens our faith, fortifies hope, perfects charity, and promotes the practice of virtue in the highest degree.