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“Pentecost” (detail), Jean Restout the Younger (1692–1768), 1732; Musée du Louvre

Come, thou holy Paraclete

Today we recall and celebrate that historical moment when the power of the Holy Ghost was first poured into the Church.

"Pentecost" (detail), El Greco (1541–1614), c.1596; Museo del Prado

The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world

We all hear the name of ‘Pentecost’, and we know that it is one of the major feasts of the Church’s year, but it is worth pausing to reflect a little more deeply on it…

The Martyrdom of the Blessed Signoretto Alliata

Witness to the faith and glorify the Lord

Yet if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but under that name let him glorify God.

St Peter preaching in the presence of St Mark

Always be prepared to give an account for the hope that is in you

The inability for us to live out the sacramental life as a Catholic is a real trial but also an opportunity to bear witness to the Lord. In this mini-martyrdom, are we ready to act and speak in a way that gives a reason for the hope that is in us?

Christ the Rock

Christ the Rock

Only if we are able to stand upon this living stone will we be able to emerge from this present crisis positively, revealing more clearly that we are a chosen race, royal priesthood, God’s own people and where our true joy will be found.

The resurrection and its connection to morality

It is in the light of the profound hope of the resurrection that Peter has been encouraging the faithful to build their lives.