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The Ascension … (A full copy of the May Marist Messenger is available for download here).

Click the cover for a full copy of the May Marist Messenger. In his Gospel and in the Acts of the Apostles, Luke writes about Our Lord’s Ascension into heaven. St Luke tells us that he did not witness first-hand the events about which he wrote. He had asked questions of those who had known […]

An Introduction to the Stories of Luke

About 30 CE on the feast of Shavuot, the annual Jewish festival celebrating the disclosure of God’s Law to Moses on Mt Sinai, Peter became the first person to address a Jewish crowd to tell them the good news of Jesus the Christ. This feast is celebrated fifty days after Passover and often referred to […]

Sunday 22 December

Fourth Sunday of Advent Is 7:10-14, Ps 23:1-6, Rom 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-24 A baby, human and divine There may be room for debate as to how literally certain parts of the Gospels are to be interpreted. About the virginal conception of Jesus however there can surely be no ambiguity in either St Matthew’s or St […]

Thursday 18 October

Ps.145, 2Timothy 4:10-17; Luke 10:1-9 Praise and adoration Psalm 145, a great hymn of praise and adoration, is appropriate for the Feast Day of St Luke, whose Gospel emphasises the importance of praise and adoration of God. Richard Foster, in his book “Prayer” says “In adoration we enter the rarefied air of selfless devotion. We […]

Thursday 4 October

Ps.27, Job 19:21-27, Luke 10:1-12 Mendicants The mendicant lifestyle advocated by Jesus for his disciples in today’s reading from St Luke, a lifestyle which was literally practised by St Francis of Assisi whose feast day it is today, is not one which most of us would wish to espouse. But in reality Jesus’ teaching, and […]