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The Resurrection in Stained Glass

This month we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. There are many stained glass windows that feature the Crucifixion, all very much the same, but the Resurrection windows I have seen show the progression of events following the Resurrection with, at times, a good deal of poetic licence. The Gospel acco unts of events after […]

Being with the Lord in his Resurrection

In our Church’s early days, Christians were mostly poor, struggling, and persecuted. The request of the two disciples on the way to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35), ‘stay with us Lord, it is almost dark,’ was a prayer of the Church in its struggle. Luke’s Gospel was written in Antioch, Syria, 50 years or so after Jesus […]

Holy Saturday: The Harrowing of Hell

By the expression ‘He descended into Hell,’ the Apostles’ Creed confesses that Jesus did really die and through his death for us conquered death and the devil ‘who has the power of death’ (Hebrews 2:14). In his human soul united to his divine person, the dead Christ went down to the realm of the dead. […]

The Resurrection of the Lord: a new creation

Imagine that the Romans or the Jewish leaders had cremated Jesus’ body after he died on the cross. It would make no difference to the reality of the resurrection. Or imagine that a tomb was discovered which contained bones that were scientifically proven to be those of Jesus. If this were to happen, and if […]

Saturday 26 March

EASTER VIGIL Romans 6:3-11, Ps118, Luke 24:1-12 ALLELUIA The fullness of this night comes to me after the hardship of Lent. Have I imitated Christ in his suffering and death? The joy of being with him in his Resurrection unfolds before me as the whole night is riven with his glorious risen presence. It is […]

Thursday 24 March

HOLY THURSDAY Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14, Ps 116B, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-15 I am pompous like Peter Would I want Jesus to wash my feet right now? Would I like a bit more time to appear more worthy? Would I want to wash the feet of someone who has […]

This Month’s Cover

The Resurrection by Piero della Francesca c. 1460. The painting is to be found at the Museo Civicao in San Sepolcro, della Francesca’s home town. During World War II, the city of San Sepolcro was to be bombed, which would have destroyed the painting. The pilot of the bomber, a certain Captain Clarke, had read […]

Saturday 16 November

Wisdom 18:14-16, 19:6-9, Ps105, Luke 18:1-8 Faith and Persistence The eternal Word, through whom God created the universe is still at work, and always will be. Often this Word works in silence, darkness, and obscurity. Only faith can recognize God at work. The great mysteries of our Faith: the Incarnation, the Resurrection, the Ascension, so […]

Monday 22 July

St. Mary Magdalene Songs 3: 1-4 or 2 Corinthians 5: 14-17, Ps. 63, John 20: 1-2, 11-18 Master This is a love story pure and simple. Mary’s love was raised up to embrace the risen Lord. Here are elements of intimacy and privacy not recorded in other Resurrection stories. It is a picture for all […]

Mary for Today:- Mary in the Year of Faith – The Assumption

Introduction:  “The law of prayer is the law of belief” is a saying that owes much to Augustine and the theological battles of the fifth century. It implies that the basis of doctrines can be seen in popular consensus as shown in liturgical celebration, of feasts in honour of Mary. Pius XII appealed to this […]