31 May, Tuesday — Mother shows the way

May 31 – Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary This day is called the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary because on it, Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, whom, as the angel had told her, God had blessed with a son in her old age. - Patron Saint Index Zep 3:14-18Lk 1:39-56 “The... Continue Reading →

30 May, Monday — On Peace

Monday of the 7th Week of Eastertide Acts 19:1-8Jn 16:29-33 “...so that you may find peace in me.” Peace -- something that the world needs right now. Loads of it. One could argue that we are suffering as a result of centuries of strife and wars and that the current generation of world leaders are... Continue Reading →

29 May, Sunday — Saints in the making

7th Sunday of Eastertide Acts 7:55-60Apo 22:12-14,16-17,20Jn 17:20-26 “I have given them the glory you gave to me...” It has been an interesting couple of weeks for me from a ministry perspective -- serving at two retreats a fortnight apart and being blessed to have listened to two priests who, though separated by a significant... Continue Reading →

27 May, Friday — Joy in our heart

May 27 – Memorial for St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop St. Augustine (d. 605) was a monk and abbot of St. Andrew’s abbey in Rome. He was sent by Pope Gregory the Great with 40 brother monks, including St. Lawrence of Canterbury, to evangelize the British Isles in 597. Before he reached the islands, terrifying tales of... Continue Reading →

25 May, Wednesday — Can We Handle the Truth?

May 25 – Memorial for St. Bede the Venerable, Priest and Worker; Memorial for St. Gregory VII, Pope; Memorial for St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Virgin St. Bede (672-735) was born around the time England was finally, completely Christianized. He was raised from age seven in the abbey of Sts. Peter and Paul at Wearmouth-Jarrow, and lived... Continue Reading →

24 May, Tuesday — “I Am Here”

Tuesday of the 6th Week of Easter Acts 16:22-34Jn 16:5-11 But Paul shouted at the top of his voice, “Don’t do yourself any harm; we are all here!”            COVID-19 has really turned our lives on its head. Even though most countries have eased restrictions, life as we know it will not be quite the... Continue Reading →

23 May, Monday — Listening vs Hearing

Monday of the 6th Week of Eastertide Acts 16:11-15Jn 15:26-16:4 “One of these women was called Lydia, a devout woman from the town of Thyatira who was in the purple-dye trade. She listened to us, and the Lord opened her heart to accept what Paul was saying.” I have two young children and my youngest... Continue Reading →

22 May, Sunday — I Will Provide

6th Sunday of Easter Acts 15:1-2,22-29Rev 21:10-14,22-23Jn 14:23-29 “Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” If there was a word that would describe how this year has been so far,... Continue Reading →

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