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Monday 13 June

St Anthony of Padua 1 Kings 21:1-16; Psalm 5: 2-3ab, 4b-6, 7: Matthew 5:38-42 Led along unexpected paths Anthony’s life as a Franciscan friar was full of unexpected twists and turns. Anthony caught this note of unexpectedness well when once preaching about the saints: “The saints are like the stars. In his providence Christ conceals […]

Friday 17 January

St Anthony of Padua [M] The only way I can be happy Like Israel and every person born I always want power and esteem. They are powerful human addictions that block my fulfillment [1Sam 8:4-7;10-22]. Psalm 88 re-orientates me back to God who alone can fill human emptiness. There is consolation and peace when I […]

Wednesday 13 June

St Anthony Of Padua 1 Kings 18: 20-39; Ps 16; Matthew 5: 17-19 Pray for sincerity Jesus often made his views clear about keeping the spirit of his father’s commandments. He scorned the great outward displays of faith, seeking instead sincerity. May I lift my heart and mind to God as I pray in private, […]

Tuesday 17 January

St Anthony, Abbot 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Ps 89, Mark 2:23-28 Saint Anthony’s obedience to Jesus’s teaching ‘leave what you own and follow me’ led him further and further away from society and closer and closer to God. He is sometimes called the ‘Father of monasticism’ as his example encouraged others to join with him to […]

Can You Bear It?

A young engineer was leaving the office at 5:45 p.m. when he found the CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand. “Listen,” said the CEO, “this is a very sensitive and important document, and my secretary is not here. Can you make this thing work?” “Certainly,” said […]