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R.I.P. Death of a Computer

    It’s still magic, even if you know how it’s done. – Terry Pratchett, 1948-2015 A Hat Full of Sky     Artwork by Felicity Ann Nettles Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008 British science writer and inventor Profiles of the Future It was a quiet summer morning […]

Saturday 16 November

Wisdom 18:14-16, 19:6-9; Psalm 105; Luke 18:1-8 Do not lose heart How often have we prayed for something or for someone and yet our prayers seem to go unanswered? At times, such silence can be truly painful! Is God indifferent to us? Our faith tells us that God is all good, that he knows what […]

Walking the Ignatian Camino – Part 1 of 2

I wanted to do a long retreat, and having been to Santiago de Compostela some years ago by train, I chose a different walk.

Sunday 27 October

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ecclesiasticus 35:12-14, 16-19; Psalm 34; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14 The prayer of the humble Jesus’ victory over our sin and death, won for us by his death on the Cross, is revealed only to the humble in faith and heart. Worldly wisdom judges the Cross as a defeat. […]

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 […]

Hello God, it’s Leo here!

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 […]