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Tuesday 1 March

Psalm 98; 1 Peter 1:10-16; Mark 10:28-31 Have a little hope We want to go to Heaven when we die. The Old Testament prophets, Jesus and his disciples, the words of the gospels, the writings of the saints tell us – follow Jesus and try and live a holy life. We aren’t promised an armchair […]


Part 3 of 3 “That my own joy may be in you” “I have told you this so that my own joy may be in you and your joy may be complete” (John 15:11).  What does Jesus mean? We start with the this – expressed in the previous verse. As the Father has loved me, […]

Mary Assumed into Heaven / The Eucharist

Mary Assumed into Heaven The poet Dante calls the Virgin Mary, “humbler and loftier than any creature” (Paradise, XXXIII, 2). It is beautiful to think that the humblest and loftiest creature in history, the first to win heaven with her entire being, in soul and body, lived out her life for the most part within […]

“Loving People Back to Life” — Caryll Houselander

Part 2 of 2 When Caryll was 16, her mother abruptly withdrew her from school because she needed her daughter’s help running the boarding house. Returning reluctantly, Caryll found herself working for her mother as a domestic servant. One of her many tasks was shopping for groceries and her second vision occurred while she was […]

Hope for the Coming of the Kingdom

It’s early autumn as I write. The dark, dank days will become even darker and danker as winter takes hold. With such short days wrapped in dull cloud-cover, it’s easy to become despondent and worry about things we cannot do much about. Most of us get concerned about many things – all the sadness in […]

Something Old – Something New

A Possible Marist Spiritual Ecology: Part 2  The first Dimension: Call – Le Puy Framework 2: The Marist Story within the Universal Story – Call – Le Puy In our Introduction we proposed that a paradigm for re-energising our Marist Story is to re-connect it with the Universal Story. The Marist Story can be seen […]

MM 50 Years Ago

A vision that will make a better world The word ‘ecology’ has become a household word recently. It is the ‘in’ thing to combat pollution. Immense efforts are being made to purify the skies and the waters of the earth in heavily industrialised countries and to prevent pollution happening here. Some day we hope that this […]

Francis Speaks

The evil of human trafficking Trafficking represents an unjustifiable violation of the freedom and dignity of its victims, of those constitutive dimensions of the human being as willed and created by God. For this reason, it is to be considered a crime against humanity. Of this, there can be no doubt. The same gravity, by […]

Saturday 7 December

St Ambrose (M) Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26; Psalm 147:1-6; Matthew 9:35-10:1, 6-8 Because God has promised Harassed and dejected, like sheep without a shepherd. Nothing has changed! So, go to the lost sheep and be a beacon of hope by your word and actions. Hope is trusting that the kingdom will come even when there is […]

Saturday 2 November

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 27; Romans 5:5-11; Luke 7:11-17 The souls in Purgatory No-one wants to be forgotten. We dread the thought that we will ever slip out of the minds and hearts of those whom we love. This is particularly true when we face painful challenges and difficulties. We hope […]