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Spirituality of Fasting

In 1756 a frightened and somber King of England called for a day of solemn prayer and fasting. Behind his call was the immediate threat of an invasion and war by the French. On February 6th, 1756 Reverend John Wesley recorded in his journal the positive effect a day of fasting and prayer had upon […]

Friday 2 August

St Peter Julian Eymard (OM) Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34-37; Psalm 81; Matthew 13:54-58 Attentive to God among us St Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868) was a member of the Society of Mary before founding congregations of men, women and lay apostolates for worship of the Eucharist. The Eucharistic framework is drawn from Judaism. We […]

Is Lent Your Cup of Tea?

Ash Wednesday is upon us once again and the season of Lent beckons. Once upon a time we all took the Lenten fast very seriously along with the various requirements for Fasting, Mass attendance, Reconciliation and Lenten resolutions of our own.  As the culture has changed and the Church has modified some of the requirements, […]