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October Crossword

Solution for September Across: 7 Cavern, 8 Isobar, 9 Gain, 10 Amorally, 11 Minster, 13 Stilt, 15 Latin, 17 Sarcasm, 20 Basilica, 21 Sext, 22 Repent, 23 Taoist.  Down: 1 Salami, 2 Dean, 3 Unsaved, 4 Minor, 5 Monastic, 6 Hallel, 12 Spirited, 14 Canasta, 16 Awaken, 18 Sexism, 19 Pieta, 21 Show.   The […]

Saturday 28 September

Zechariah 2:5-9, 14-15; Canticle: Jeremiah 31:10-14; Luke 9:43-45 Mourning into gladness Jeremiah speaks in God’s name saying: “I will change their mourning into gladness, comfort them, give them joy after their troubles”, and once again we see Jesus’ disciples perplexed and saddened by Jesus’ repeated affirmation that he was going to suffer and die. They […]

Wednesday 11 September

Colossians 3:1-11; Psalm 145; Luke 6:20-26 God fills our emptiness Both readings, as well as the psalm today, give us clear lessons for our Christian lives. Luke’s four beatitudes are challenging! It seems that when we are empty or needy for all sorts of reasons, God can fill us with himself. When we place all […]

Monday 2 September

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Psalm 96; Luke 4:16-30 Good news to the poor Jesus announces his mission as it was foretold by the prophet Isaiah. His mission is to the poor, the blind, to prisoners or to those oppressed in any way. The Gospels reveal that Jesus was totally faithful to this mission. Do we realize […]

Wednesday 28 August

St Augustine (m) 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Psalm 139; Matthew 23:27-32 “Late have I loved you …” St Augustine speaks of God being within him but not discovered, because he was gorging on the externals of life. We see an echo of that in Jesus’ words: you appear to people from outside like good honest people, […]

Tuesday 27 August

St Monica (m) 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Psalm 139; Matthew 23:23-26 Sharing God’s love St Monica never stopped praying for Augustine’s conversion; her prayers were eventually answered shortly before she died. Through her faithful love the world gained Saint Augustine. St Paul speaks about motherly protectiveness for those he shares with, giving not only good news, […]

Saturday 24 August

St Bartholomew, Apostle (f) Apocalypse 21:9-14; Psalm 145; John 1:45-51 Prejudices Jews despised Nazareth because it had a Roman garrison. Bartholomew (Nathaniel) asks what good could come from Nazareth. Despite this, he kept an open mind and went to see Jesus for himself. Prejudice involves preconceived ideas, embraced uncritically as our own. Bartholomew proves to […]

Monday 19 August

Judges 2:11-19; Psalm 106; Matthew 19:16-22 The Lord has pity In the Book of Judges, people are making appalling choices, yet the Lord has pity on them. God’s insistence on our freedom amazes and confuses me, yet gives me hope when I fail, and hope for others who make destructive life choices. The Lord has […]

Thursday 8 August

St Mary of the Cross McKillop (f) Judith 8:11-17, 28-31; Psalm 32; Matthew 6:25-34 Do not worry Mary McKillop lived the lesson of today’s Gospel. Trusting God in troubled times is challenging, yet Jesus reveals that the Father loves us beyond our wildest hopes. We are called to put God first and focus on living […]

Monday 5 August

Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major (om) Numbers 11:4-5; Psalm 81; Matthew 14:13-21 Trust in God Moses complained about the struggle of leading people, who, though physically free from slavery, yearned to return to what they knew. Have you ever made a good decision requiring change, then found yourself clinging to familiar patterns […]