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Foundations

Saturday 28 October 2023 Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles – Feast Ephesians 2:19-22You are no longer aliens or foreign visitors: you are citizens like all the saints, and part of God’s household. You are part of a building that has the apostles and prophets for its foundations, and Christ Jesus...

Try to understand others

Friday 27 October 2023 Week 29 in Ordinary Time Romans 7:18-25I know of nothing good living in me – living, that is, in my unspiritual self – for though the will to do what is good is in me, the performance is not, with the result that instead of doing the...

The Fire of Love

Thursday 26 October 2023 Week 29 in Ordinary Time Romans 6:19-23If I may use human terms to help your natural weakness: as once you put your bodies at the service of vice and immorality, so now you must put them at the service of righteousness for your sanctification.When you...

Follow the Master

Tuesday October 24 Week 29 in Ordinary Time  Romans 5:12,15,17-21Sin entered the world through one man, and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned; but the gift itself considerably outweighed the fall. If it is certain that through one...

Don’t be Afraid

Saturday 15 July 2023 Saint Bonaventure, Bishop, Doctor Week 14 in Ordinary Time Genesis 49:29-33,50:15-26 Jacob gave his sons these instructions, ‘I am about to be gathered to my people. Bury me near my fathers, in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, in the...

The Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you

Friday 14 July 2023 Week 14 in Ordinary Time Genesis 46:1-7,28-30 Israel left Canaan with his possessions and reached Beersheba. There he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. God spoke to Israel in a vision at night, ‘Jacob, Jacob’, he said. ‘I am here’, he replied....

Detachment

Thursday 13 July 2023 Week 14 in Ordinary Time Genesis 44:18-21,23-29,45:1-5 Judah went up to Joseph and said, ‘May it please my lord, let your servant have a word privately with my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, for you are like Pharaoh himself. My lord questioned...

The Walled Garden

Wednesday 12 July 2023 Week 14 in Ordinary Time Genesis 41:55-57,42:5-7,17-24 When the whole country of Egypt began to feel the famine, the people cried out to Pharaoh for bread. But Pharaoh told all the Egyptians, ‘Go to Joseph and do what he tells you.’ There was famine all...

To Wrestle or to Go With? That is the Question.

Tuesday 11 July 2023 Saint Benedict, Abbot Week 14 in Ordinary Time Genesis 32:23-33 Jacob rose, and taking his two wives and his two slave-girls and his eleven children he crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream and sent all his...

Without Merit

Monday 10 July 2023 Week 14 in Ordinary Time Genesis 28:10-22 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. When he had reached a certain place he passed the night there, since the sun had set. Taking one of the stones to be found at that place, he made...

An Awesome Love

Saturday 17 June 2023 The Immaculate Heart of Mary Week 10 in Ordinary Time 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 The love of Christ overwhelms us when we reflect that if one man has died for all, then all men should be dead; and the reason he died for all was so...

The Sacred Heart

Friday 16 June 2023 The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Deuteronomy 7:6-11 Moses said to the people: ‘You are a people consecrated to the Lord your God; it is you that the Lord our God has chosen to be his very own people out of all the peoples on...

Building Communion

Thursday 15 June 2023 Week 10 in Ordinary Time 2 Corinthians 3:15-4:1,3-6 Even today, whenever Moses is read, the veil is over their minds. It will not be removed until they turn to the Lord. Now this Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is,...

Tertianship – believe what is given to you

The Gospel talked of the importance of the law.  But what does he mean?  And is Chris really going to talk about the law at this Tertianship Mass.  Well, no he isn’t – kind of. As I said to at your opening Mass on November 16, last year, we...

A Covenant of Spirit

Wednesday 14 June 2023 Week 10 in Ordinary Time 2 Corinthians 3:4-11 Before God, we are confident of this through Christ: not that we are qualified in ourselves to claim anything as our own work: all our qualifications come from God. He is the one who has given us...

The “Yes-person”

Tuesday 13 June 2023 Saint Antony of Padua, Priest, Doctor, Week 10 in Ordinary Time 2 Corinthians 1:18-22 I swear by God’s truth, there is no Yes and No about what we say to you. The Son of God, the Christ Jesus that we proclaimed among you – I...

A Gentle, Comforting God.

Monday 12 June 2023 Week 10 in Ordinary Time 2 Corinthians 1:1-7From Paul, appointed by God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from Timothy, one of the brothers, to the church of God at Corinth and to all the saints in the whole of Achaia. Grace and...

Yes or No. Neither or Both.

Tuesday 6 June 2023 week 9 in Ordinary Time Tobit 2:9-14I, Tobit, took a bath; then I went into the courtyard and lay down by the courtyard wall. Since it was hot I left my face uncovered. I did not know that there were sparrows in the wall above...

The Keystone

In France last year I visited several rural Mass centers around Issoudun, the MSC place of foundation. I sat in each church for some time sensing the sacred and admiring the architecture that holds it, for many European churches sustain the sacred in the design of their arches, walls...

To See the Father

Wednesday 3 May 2023 Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 Brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, the gospel that you received and in which you are firmly established; because the gospel will save you only if you keep...