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Tag Archive for ‘Good Shepherd’

Wednesday 17 August

Ezekiel 34:1-11; Ps 23; Matthew 20:1-16 Look after my flock The Lord says I am going to keep all of my flock in view (Ezekiel 34:11). This is followed by the ‘Shepherd Psalm’ (23) which reminds us that the Good Shepherd ensures repose, leads and revives; that He guides and comforts each sheep. The familiar […]

Pectoral Crosses: Pompallier and Francis

A pectoral cross is a large cross worn on the centre of the chest, below the heart, suspended by a chain around the neck. They are a public proclamation of one’s Christianity, just like the small cross which some people wear on a necklace. As such they have been worn by laity and clerics on […]

Monday 12 May

Acts:11:1-18, Ps 42, John 10:11-18 I will lay down my life says the Good Shepherd Archbishop Oscar Romero looked at the body of the young priest that he had mentored and said: “When I looked at Rutilio lying there dead, I thought: if they killed him for doing what he did, then I too have […]

April Saints

Saint Mary of Egypt (c344-c421) Mary’s claim to fame was her early life. At the age of twelve, she left her home and came to Alexandria, where for upwards of seventeen years she led a life of public prostitution. She joined a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, not for pious reasons but to carry on her shameless […]