30 May, Saturday — Faith in God

Saturday of 7th Week of Eastertide Acts 28:16-20, 20-31John 21:20-25 The upright shall see your face, O Lord In my early years of teaching, I had the privilege of being attached to an experienced colleague as his co-form teacher. There was an incident where the students were teasing another classmate by making fun of his... Continue Reading →

28 May, Thursday — United in love

Thursday of 7th Week of Eastertide Acts 22: 30; 23:6-11John 17:20-26 May they all be one I once found myself engaging in a polite conversation with two Mormons, who approached me whilst I was in the train. It was easy to recognise them from their signature attire, but what made that conversation memorable was the... Continue Reading →

27 May, Wednesday — Truth of the matter

May 27 – Memorial for St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop 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... Continue Reading →

26 May, Tuesday — On ‘To Do’ Lists

May 26 – Memorial for St. Philip Neri, Priest Philip Neri (1515-1595) came from a poor family, though he was related to Italian nobility. His father, Francisco Neri, worked as a notary. Philip’s brother died in childhood, but his two sisters, Caterina and Elisabetta survived. He was a pious youth, and was taught humanities by... Continue Reading →

25 May, Monday — Seasons

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 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... Continue Reading →

24 May, Sunday — 60 Minutes

7th Sunday of Eastertide Acts 1:12-141 Pet 4:13-16Jn 17:1-11 “...the hour has come” Cometh the hour, cometh the man. This is so true of many great men who have walked this earth. In politics, in sport, in art, in situations where a hero was needed. Then we have the unsung heroes -- those who toil,... Continue Reading →

21 May, Thursday — Hidden yet Present

21 May - The Ascension of the Lord The Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, also called Ascension Day, Ascension Thursday, or sometimes Holy Thursday, commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It is one of the ecumenical (i.e., universally celebrated) feasts of Christian churches, ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter, and Pentecost. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on... Continue Reading →

20 May, Wednesday — Unknown and Unknowable

Wednesday of 6th Week of Eastertide Acts 17:15, 22-18:1 Jn 16:12-15 To An Unknown God On the way to the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd one day for some personal prayer time, I was stopped by a couple of our non-Catholic, Christian brothers just outside the gates. They took pains to evangelize about the theology of... Continue Reading →

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