27 May, Thursday — Meaning of Faith

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... Continue Reading →

14 April, Wednesday — Words

Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Eastertide Acts 5:17-26Jn 3:16-21 ”God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not lost but may have eternal life” A close friend announced at Easter that she would not be returning to church after the pandemic is... Continue Reading →

2 Apr, Friday — Death for Life

Good Friday There is no Mass today. The readings are used in the afternoon celebration of the Lord's Passion. Isa 52:13-53:12Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9Jn 18:1-19:42 See, my servant will prosper, he shall be lifted up, exalted, rise to great heights. The fourth song of the servant by the prophet Isaiah opens with such a dazzling and... Continue Reading →

19 March, Friday — Fathers In Faith

Friday of the 4th Week of Lent 2 Sam 7:4-5,12-14,16Rm 4:13,16-18,22 Mt 1:16,18-21,24 ...he did become the father of all nations. Today’s readings have two themes running in parallel -- fatherhood and faith. Being single, and of an age where I am 99% certain I will never experience the joys and despairs of fatherhood, I... Continue Reading →

29 June, Monday — Rescue

Jun 29 – Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, apostles Peter (c.1–64) was a professional fisherman. He was the brother of St. Andrew the Apostle, the man who led him to Christ. Given the name Simon, he was renamed “Peter” (rock) by Jesus to indicate that Peter would be the rock-like foundation on which the... Continue Reading →

13 May, Wednesday — My Forever-Home

Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide13 May - Feast of Our Lady of FatimaThis feast commemorates the visions of Our Lady seen near Fátima in Portugal in 1917 by three shepherd children, Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto. The visions occurred on the 13th day of each month from May... Continue Reading →

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