19 January, Tuesday — On Solid Foundations

Jan 19 -- Tuesday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time Heb 6:10-20 Mk 2:23-28 Here we have an anchor for our soul... I was invited recently to address a group of newly-appointed scholars on Zoom. When I asked the scholarships team if they were sure about it, the answer was, “Yes, just give the same... Continue Reading →

7 January, Thursday – Recognising

Jan 7 – Memorial for St. Raymond of Penyafort, priest St. Raymond (1175-1275) was of Aragonian nobility. He was educated at the cathedral school in Barcelona, and became a philosophy teacher at the age of 20. He was a priest. He graduated from law school in Bologna, Italy, and joined the Dominicans in 1218. He was... Continue Reading →

11 December, Friday — What if…?

Dec 11 – Memorial for St. Damasus I, pope St. Damasus (306-384) was raised in a pious family. His father was a priest in Rome, and Damasus served for a time as deacon in his father’s church, St. Laurence. He was ordained a priest and became assistant to Pope Liberius. He was elected the 37th pope... Continue Reading →

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