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Sunday 31 December

the Holy Family Genesis 15:1-6, 21:1-3; Psalm 105; Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19; Luke 2:22-40 Living lovingly Jesus, Mary and Joseph were a holy family, all in their own ways carrying out the will of God. Though none of us can be as holy as them, we also live in holy families when we try and […]

Friday 30 December

the Holy Family Ecclesiasticus 3:3-7, 14-17; Psalm 128; Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 Prayer to the Holy Family Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love. To you we turn with trust.Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division. May all who have been hurt or scandalised […]

Mary as Model

Mary shows us how to listen to God … The prayer of the rosary is, in many ways, the synthesis of the history of God’s mercy, which becomes a history of salvation for all who let themselves be shaped by grace. The mysteries we have contemplated are concrete events by which God’s intervention on our […]

The Holy Family and Holy Families

As we come to the end of 2016, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family, this year on 30 December. Speaking of families, I’m looking forward to spending time with my sister and her children and grandchildren during the summer holidays. Like all families, the one to which I rejoice to belong is not […]

The Gospel of Matthew (Part I)

Introduction Antioch in Syria [modern Antakya in Turkey], third largest city in the ancient Roman Empire, was a Greek-speaking city with a large Jewish community. Around AD 85, a Jewish Christian evangelist composed a Gospel there for a Church that was originally Jewish-Christian, that is, Jews who accepted Jesus as Messiah while continuing to follow […]