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March 31, 2021

On Holy Saturday

In the seminary, we students were encouraged to draw the curtains in our rooms on Holy Saturday. This was to remind us that Christ was in his dark grave, in the underworld, to give us a sense of solidarity with him and to indicate, in some small way, the significance and solemnity of the day.… More

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Pope Francis and the Pandemic

This issue’s cover shows Jesus alone in his agony in the garden. It is a striking image of the Lord’s pain and sorrow, and also a stark symbol of the agony, pain and sorrow of each and every one of us.… More

Focus on Lent

In his book The Moon’s a Balloon, David Niven recounts a delightful story from Herbert Mundin’s service in the British Navy during World War I.

As a stoker, Mundin spent his working days deep below deck shovelling coal into the boiler fires.… More

The Inspiring Story of Silent Night

He was illegitimate, grew up in a hangman's cottage, and he wrote the words for 'Silent Night'. His mother's name was Anna Schoiberin. His father was a mercenary soldier and deserter called Franz Mohr, who never saw him. The hangman provided accommodation in his house for single mothers and their children, as he was trying to improve his reputation by works of charity.… More


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