2 November, Wednesday — Getting up after a fall

Nov 2 – All Souls Day Today we celebrate a feast in commemoration of the faithful departed in purgatory, that is, the faithful departed who have not yet been purified and reached Heaven. After Abbot Odilo of Cluny instituted it in the monasteries of his congregation in 998, other religious orders took up the observance,... Continue Reading →

4 March, Friday — Sacrifice and Service

Friday after Ash Wednesday Isa 58:1-9Mt 9:14-15 "I am here." Today is the first Friday of the six Fridays of Lent. Day of fasting. Day of sacrifice. In six weeks, it will be Good Friday.  On Friday, 15 April, as you look back, what will this Lent look like? Will this be a/the Lent that transforms you? One that you... Continue Reading →

17 January, Monday — Obedience

17 Jan – Memorial for St. Anthony, abbot Following the death of his parents when he was about 20, St. Anthony (251-356) ensured that his sister completed her education, then sold his house, furniture, and the land he owned, gave the proceeds to the poor, joined the anchorites who lived nearby, and moved into an empty sepulchre.... Continue Reading →

22 August, Sunday – True Love

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Jos 24:1-2,15-18Eph 5:25-32Jn 6:60-69 …Christ loved the Church and sacrificed himself for her… I remember speaking with a colleague years ago about marriage and we were discussing about the challenges that married couples go through. I cannot remember much of this conversation, but I do remember how it ended. “If it... 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 →

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