Posts tagged feast day

Reflecting on Our Lady of Walsingham

Many of us we able to take part in the joint celebration Mass with Our Lady of Ransom Church last night. Here is the reading from the saints for yesterday, to help us continue our meditations. A sermon by St Sophronius Through Mary, the Father’s blessing has shone forth on mankind Hail, full of grace, […]

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 […]

Different Types of Parents.

Last month, while staying with friends, Neil celebrated mass on the feast of St Joachim and St Anne. He introduced the mass by talking about how St Joachim and St Anne were parents to Our Lady and asked us to consider the parents we have. Our parents are the first teachers of their children in […]

It is good to be here.

Today is the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. I was struck by the reading from the Saints, this morning when Neil and I prayed the office together. Coming from a sermon by St Anastasius, I particularly noticed that the disciples, in experiencing the Transfiguration, were being called by God to enter into the […]

St Ignatius’ Day

Today is the feast day of St Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Jesuits and wrote the Spiritual Exercises. He has had a big impact on my own life and we as a group have used his Examen in our group life to review what God is doing in our lives. I have been reflecting […]