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Tuesday 19 November

2 Maccabees 6:18-31; Psalm 3; Luke 19:1-10 Fools for Christ Climbing a tree? It’s something that children do but not adults! We would look clumsy and foolish. It’s beneath us! Yet Zacchaeus did not hesitate. Whatever it took to attract the attention of Jesus he was prepared to do. And for his efforts he was […]

Wednesday 2 October

The Guardian Angels (M) Exodus 23:20-23; Psalm 91; Matthew 18:1-5, 10 You will find refuge Thank God for your Guardian Angel! God comforts us: “I myself will send an angel before you to guard you as you go and to bring you to the place that I have prepared. Give him reverence … My angel […]

Marists on Mission 

This Focus provides a sample of Marist mission efforts in Thailand, Vanuatu, Philippines, USA and Bangladesh. Except where otherwise noted, the material which follows is adapted from the Marist Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Blog. Wat Siri, Living Water Foundation (LWF) – supported school in Thailand Br Paul Murphy FMS reports that Wat […]

October

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Tuesday 17 September

1 Timothy 3:1-13; Psalm 101; Luke 7:11-17 Our tears will all be wiped away The compassion of God is made visible over and over again through Jesus. In today’s Gospel we see this compassion in an extraordinary miracle. Jesus raised the dead boy to life because his heart went out to the mother! Many mothers […]

September Saints

Blessed Maria Vittoria Strata of Genoa (1562-1617) Maria Vittoria De Fornari was born in Genoa, the seventh of nine children. Maria married Angelo Strata on 21 March 1579 and bore six children. In late 1587 her husband fell ill and died not long after, leaving her pregnant with her last child. While Maria wanted to find another […]

September

At Villa Santa Maria, the Society of Mary General House in Rome, two Christian Syrian Refugees are staying. Mafoud and Feraz arrived through the ‘Humanitarian Corridor’, a pilot project run by the Community of Sant’Egidio, in collaboration with the Federation of Evangelical Churches and the Waldensian and Methodist Churches. Mafoud and Feraz have learned Italian, […]

Saturday 17 August

Joshua 24:14-29, Psalm 16, Matthew 19: 13-15 Excluding some people? The disciples try to exclude bothersome children. They had not understood Jesus’ teaching on becoming “as little children” (Matt 18:1ff). In Jesus’ time children had no status or power. Jesus gives the disciples an object lesson in humility. To such as these…the kingdom of heaven […]

Thursday 18 July

Exodus 3:13-20; Psalm 105; Matthew 11:28-30 Showing God’s face Jesus gives the gift of joy and rest especially to those most broken by life and illness. Just as Jesus promises refreshment to the most weary of souls so we can share in his ministry of healing in many simple ways – to make a pot […]

Francis Speaks

On where the Pope’s energy comes from It’s a gift of the Lord. When I am visiting a country I forget everything, but not because I want to forget; it comes spontaneously to me to forget, and I’m fully there. This gives me perseverance. I don’t get tired on the trips — I get tired […]