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Wednesday 9 October

Jonah 4:1-11; Psalm 86; Luke 11:1-4 May God’s name be held holy Christians pray with Jesus in the Holy Spirit to his Father who is ‘our Father’. Jesus begins his prayer by revering his Father’s Holy Name. Then, he begs our Father to establish the Kingdom of heaven in our heart. Every day we’re to […]

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It was great to have a lesson from my seven year old grandson

A School for Prayer (26) (Final)

The Way of Darkness God in “The Cloud of Unknowing” Part 2 of 2 By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 – 2015 “The Cloud of Unknowing” A classic work of English spirituality in the apophatic tradition Written in the 14th century by an unknown author, probably a Carthusian monk, “The Cloud of Unknowing” was addressed […]

Sunday 1 September

22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Ecclesiasticus 3:17-20, 28-29; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24; Psalm 68; Luke 14:1, 7-14 Motivation Jesus challenges the guests, and all of us today, to reflect on the motives behind our choices. All day long we make choices, often unaware of the motives which impel us. So often there is a hidden selfishness […]

Tuesday 20 August

St Bernard of Clairvaux (m) Judges 6:11-24; Psalm 85; Matthew 19:23-30 Calling us deeper Does Gideon’s question echo in your heart? Forgive me my lord, but if the Lord is with us, then why is … all this happening …? And where are all the wonders our ancestors tell us of …? It can be […]

Sunday 28 July

SEVENTEENTH WEEK ORDINARY TIME Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13 Teach me to pray There are fundamental human experiences that, like prayer, shape and reshape our hearts. That is why the prayers of others begin to make more sense as we mature. Prayers of sorrow and gratitude, prayers for protection and nurture, and […]

Friday 26 July

Sts Joachim and Anne,parents of Mary Ecclesiasticus 44:1, 10-15; Psalm 132; Matthew 13:16-17 Links between the generations Many of our schools celebrate the feast of Joachim and Anne as ‘Grandparents’ Day’. It is quite wonderful to see the many ways this day has grown in popularity within our schools. Likewise our Masses of Anointing – […]

A School for Prayer (23)

Spiritual Guidance (2 of 5) The ancient tradition of the spiritual life By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 – 2015 The ‘Abba’ in the Desert Tradition From the beginning, the ministry of spiritual accompaniment or guidance belonged not to the hierarchic organization of the Church, but to the prophetic or “charismatic” part of the Church. […]

Thursday 20 June

2 Corinthians 11:1-11; Psalm 111; Matthew 6:7-15 The Our Father When Jesus teaches his disciples about prayer, he suggests that they pray about three things. Firstly, their prayer is about honouring the glory of God. Hallowed be thy name. Then there is the recognition of their dependence on God’s providence. Give us today our daily […]

Wednesday 19 June

2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Psalm 112; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 God knows God knows you. God created you and formed you before you were born. God chose you and loves you. God desires you and delights in you, just as you are. God knows what is in your heart and in your prayer even before you show […]