Archives for Tuesday 17 April 2012

Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over. (Lk 6:38)

Reflections on Lourdes As a priest you get used to being asked to be a chaplain to a group of pilgrims. One of the great privileges you discover on these pilgrimages, as a priest, is that you receive far more than you are ever able to give. This has been doubly true for our trip […]

Unity, diversity and candlelight: Lourdes 3.

One of the things that hit me in Lourdes was the diversity of the Catholic Church. As we walked around the grotto for the first time, we ran our fingers along the rock. It has been worn smooth by millions of fingertips, all doing what we were doing. Our fingers, the fingers of past pilgrims […]