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Monday 29 April

St Catherine of Siena Acts 4: 23-31; Psalm 2; John 3:1-8 Imagine The Easter season re-orientates our way of seeing in our world. We are invited to taste the imagination of God, to see risen life in a crucified body, forgiveness in open wounds; and to be so interiorly re-orientated that we are, in fact, […]

Friday 26 April

Acts 4:1-12; Psalm 118; John 21:1-14 It is the Lord Our life of prayer prepares our hearts to be sensitive to the presence of God in our midst. In today’s gospel, Jesus stands unrecognised on the shore. The signs of abundant fish, breaking nets and the taking and giving of bread, enable recognition. Jesus stands […]

Tuesday 23 April

Acts 2:36-41; Psalm 33; John 20:11-18 Do not cling to me Mary wants to hold on to him; she loves him so much and will do all she can to never lose him again. Jesus invites her to the more generous reality. Actually, to know beyond all other knowing, that all is gift. We don’t […]

Friday 12 April

Jeremiah 20:10-13; Psalm 18; John 10:31-42 The Father in me and I in the Father Silence can be a sheer gift. To be able to realise that beyond all that I can say about myself there is always more. Much more. Jesus knows that the Father is in him and that he is in the […]

Sunday 7 April

Fifth Sunday of Lent Isaiah 43:16 -21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:8-14, John 8:1-11 Woman, where are they? When we allow ourselves to be influenced by Jesus, we enter a more loving world which is free from condemnation. You see, it ceases to be about us, and is more about others, and the sheer joy of […]

Wednesday 3 April

Isaiah 49:8-15; Psalm 145; John 5:17-30 What do you choose to see? One of the invitations of Lent is to allow our way of seeing to be re-set. The religious police see Jesus breaking the law and catch him working on the Sabbath, and he is seemingly proud to do so. They don’t see the […]

Abba Father — Who Are You? (1)

‘Dwelling in Unapproachable Light’ Eucharistic Prayer 2 is probably the one most commonly chosen and Eucharistic Prayer 4 used the least. It’s a shame really. There are so many Eucharistic Prayers available – all beautiful in their own way. Let’s ponder the four words in the title above – a phrase from the Preface of […]

Tuesday 4 December

Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 71 (72):1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Luke 10:21-24 Experiencing Jesus praying We are taken right into the experience of Jesus praying and rejoicing in the Holy Spirit. We glimpse his unique relationship with God. Jesus saw the joy of the seventy returning disciples (10:17) and thanks God for revealing to ‘infants’ what is […]

Wednesday 14 November

Titus 3:1-7; Ps 23; Luke 17:11-19 Thanksgiving Thanksgiving, in the Greek, ‘Eucharist’, takes us deeper into the mystery of God and of ourselves. It is in thanksgiving that the Samaritan sees fully and understands what has happened. Not only is he healed but he has found God’s Salvation. We too must remember to give thanks. […]

About Mystery

Let’s start with a brief exercise. Look back over your life and recall a time (or times) when you found yourself overwhelmed by a sense that you were part of something much bigger than yourself or that something happened to you that was like a gift coming from beyond yourself or an ordinary event briefly […]