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June Saints

Pope St John XXIII (1881-1963) Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was born at Sotto il Monte, Italy. He entered the Bergamo junior seminary in 1892. It was there that he began making spiritual notes and undertaking regular spiritual direction. In 1897 he made his profession as a Secular Franciscan. From 1901 to 1905 he studied at the […]

Tuesday 9 April

Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 102; John 8:21-30 He who sent me is with me We are each to make our world a better place by being ourselves and not trying to be someone else. In this way we are faithful to Jesus who sends us. Not only are we sent by him, but in the sending, […]

Thursday 28 February

Ecclesiasticus 5:1-8; Psalm 1; Mark 9:41-50 Trust in God The first reading suggests that it is silly to place our confidence in money or in ‘ill-gotten gains’. They will surely let us down. Our ‘delight is the law of the Lord’. The Gospel reading makes it clear that we are to take strong measures to […]

Saturday 26 January

ST TIMOTHY AND ST TITUS 2 Timothy 1:1-8 or Titus 1:1-5; Psalm 95 (96):1-3, 7-8, 10; Luke 10:1-9 Boldness There is a boldness and courage about the faith of some saints. Their faith seemed to be strengthened by difficulties and opposition, and even by persecution. True faith is rooted deeply in God and is not […]

Tuesday 22 January

Hebrews 6:10-20; Psalm 110 (111):1-2, 4-5, 9, 10; Mark 2:23-28 Hope Hope is a gift from God. It sustains us in confusion and apparent failure. It calls us forward when we are weary and despondent. When we trust we are freed to love. Hope is indeed the anchor of the soul, and the stormy waves […]

Sunday 6 January

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 71 (72): 1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany Like the Wise Men we bring what we have to offer the God who comes to meet us. We might not have gold, frankincense and myrrh, but we have our hearts, our hopes and our good […]

Monday 22 October

Ephesians 2:1-10; Psalm 100; Luke 12:13-21 Identifying Our Priorities We are constantly bombarded in advertising and the media with offers we can’t refuse; with opportunities that will make us safe and secure for life; with the promise that we will be happy if we only seize the moment. Happiness is a good thing; an appropriate […]

Monday 1 October

ST THÉRÈSE OF THE CHILD JESUS Job 1:6-22; Psalm 17; Luke 9:46-50 Choosing Gospel Values Today’s Gospel doesn’t sit easily in our world where ambition and power are pushed strongly as desirable qualities and goals to be achieved. It calls on us to re-evaluate completely what we mean by ‘greatness’ and ‘success’ and reminds us […]

Monday 24 September

Proverbs 3:27-34; Psalm 15; Luke 8:16-18 Trust the Word’s goodness The parable of the lamp makes clear that Christians are not passive hearers of the Word. When enlightenment is received the disciple is to allow it to give light to others. It is tempting to enclose our faith into a private box within. We are […]

Monday 20 August

Ezekiel 24: 15-24; Canticle Deut. 32:1-12; Matthew 19:16-22 Come, follow me. Sometimes I’ve met someone and just like that, I love him or her for no apparent reason. Something in them connected with something in me. It can also happen when I’m on retreat or in deep discussion. Suddenly there is this “oh wow” feeling […]