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Christmas prayer
20th November, 2017

Christmas Prayer When the song of the angels has been stilled, when the star has gone from the night sky, when the kings have reached their far shores, when the shepherds have returned to their flocks, then the work of

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The Water and the Light
6th October, 2017

THE WATER AND THE LIGHT In the Gospel of John, we find a famous saying of Jesus: “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” Jesus cried these words out

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Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary
1st September, 2017

Saint of the Day for September 8 The Church has celebrated Mary’s birth since at least the sixth century. A September birth was chosen because the Eastern Church begins its Church year with September. The September 8 date helped determine

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Transfiguration in Life.
4th August, 2017

This Sunday in the Liturgical Year celebrates the Transfiguration of the Lord. I have always found that the interpretation of the Transfiguration by the Redemptorist priest Fr Denis McBride a very moving interpretation that speaks greatly to me. I would

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The Power of Story
18th July, 2017

Elizabeth Pike in her book The Power of Story begins by saying: “I firmly believe there is power in story. A culture’s mythology is its living spiritual beliefs and is born within its stories; their loss is always a moral catastrophe.”

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Happy Shavu’ot
1st June, 2017

To some it may come as a surprise to learn that Shavu’ot (Pentecost) is not originally a Christian festival. The Hebrew word Shavu’ot means weeks. In Jewish tradition 7 is the perfect number (the number of creation) and 7 times

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Why the Ascension of the Lord Matters!
25th May, 2017

Bishop Robert Barron explains the Ascension of Jesus in this way: The Bible  speaks indeed of “heaven” and “earth,” but it sees these two realms as interacting and interpenetrating fields of force. Jesus’ great prayer, The Lord’s Prayer, which is

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Amen: an extraordinary word
23rd May, 2017

Pentecostal preachers shout it. Monks chant it. Most Christians end every prayer with it. But what does “Amen” really mean? Is it just a pious way to “log off” our dialogue with God? Amen is the Bible’s supreme expression of

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Two Roads – Master or Disaster
4th May, 2017

Through the Door If we knew the future, very few of us would make foolish decisions. But very few of us make decisions in the first place. Many people prefer to be carried along by other peoples’ decisions and by

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