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Tag Archive for ‘martyrdom’

Thursday 17 January

ST ANTHONY Hebrews 3:7-14; Psalm 94 (95) 6-11; Mark 1:40-45 Being radical Martyrdom was petering out and Christian life was becoming more mainstream. Anthony of Egypt leads the way in a radical surrender to God and a remarkable living out of the Gospel. He was a pioneer of what we now call religious life. Often […]

Wednesday 29 November

Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Canticle Daniel 3:4-6; Luke 21:12-19 What about martyrdom? Being a Christian in Aotearoa New Zealand can be relatively comfortable. Being a martyr – a real one! – isn’t the threat that it is in some other countries, even today. Sometimes, though, putting others and their needs ahead of my own […]

Why Saints’ Names Matter! – St Peter Chanel

Aunt Whina Cooper, upon being told that l was named Peter Chanel grabbed me and hugged me and said, ‘Mark my word, you’ll be a priest!’