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Wednesday 18 October

ST LUKE, EVANGELIST Timothy 4:10-17; Psalm 145; Luke 10: 1-9 To become a blessing We are to be a blessing. Jesus asks us to first bless before we do anything else. We are to be women and men of prayer, living our lives knowing that the kingdom of God has drawn near to us. Always, […]

Monday 22 May

Acts 16:11-15; Psalm 149; John 15:26-16:4 Come and stay in my home In Acts today we meet Lydia, a business woman who traded in purple cloth, an expensive commodity at that time. In spite of her busy commercial life, she met regularly with other women for prayer. With open mind and heart, she responded to […]

Monday 17 April

Easter Octave Acts 2:14, 22-33; Psalm 16; Matthew 28:8-15 Filled with joy Bursting with joy, the women ran to tell the disciples that Jesus had risen. It was in their desire to give witness to the risen Lord, and in their actively living that desire, that they found the Lord. So it is with us. […]

Saturday 15 April

Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil Genesis 1:1-2:2; Psalm 104; Romans 6:3-11; Matthew 28:1-10 Filled with awe The Easter Exultet speaks of the ‘necessary sin of Adam, which gained for us so great a Redeemer.’ The Exultet itself, like the women at the tomb, is ‘filled with awe.’ And so are we. God died on the […]

Saturday 3 September

Memorial of St Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor 1 Corinthians 4:6-15, Ps 145, Luke 6:1-5 Eucharistic hunger Christ feeds the disciple on the Sabbath walk with bread come down from heaven. The disciple walking 7 days in the world reweaves the Genesis gifts into a seamless garment of earth and sea, vegetation with living […]

Monday 28 March

Easter Octave Acts 2:14, 22-33, Ps 16, Matthew 28:8-15 Women of faith Stories and lies denying the bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ are all around me today. I can rise above the power they have to undermine my faith. I can see what the women saw because I have been with Christ in death and […]

Saturday 19 March

SOLEMNITY OF ST JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF MARY 2 Samuel 7:4-5, 12-14, 16, Ps 89, Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22, Matthew 1:16-21, 24 Spiritual graft Lent is a good time for me to contemplate the sort of holy life St Joseph lived. Passing on faith to children does not get the attention and the accolades that a […]

Tuesday 22nd December

1 Sam 1:24-28 the story of Hannah presenting Samuel at the temple is inspirational. I see God living and acting through my humble life. I am of the same faith line, including Hannah, Mary, Elizabeth, holy men and women. It is how I see myself that gives inspiration. Lk 1:46-56 The Magnificat is the best […]

Mary for Today: Mary and the Image of God (II)

The Early Centuries: Early Christian history, pre-Constantine, has found similarities between early church cult of Mary and the pervasive cults of the great mother.  Readers of Jean Auel’s popular ‘Earth’s Children’ series would be familiar with the cult in the Mediterranean world into which the church was moving.  Little is known about how elements of […]

Friday 18 September

1 Timothy 6:2-12; Ps. 49; Luke 8:1-3 With Jesus went certain women I love this small window into the life of Jesus. The women are named! They are daring, strong, loving, counter-cultural in their accompanying of Jesus. How Jesus must have appreciated and enjoyed their steadfast companionship as their desire to serve deepened. This was […]