No one ever spoke like that before!

Saturday 2 April 2022 4th week of Lent Jeremiah 11:18-20The Lord revealed it to me; I was warned. O Lord, that was when you opened my eyes to their scheming. I for my part was like a trustful lamb being led to the slaughterhouse, not knowing the schemes they...

Living Testimony

Friday 1 April 2022 4th week of Lent Wisdom 2:1,12-22The godless say to themselves, with their misguided reasoning: ‘Our life is short and dreary, nor is there any relief when man’s end comes, nor is anyone known who can give release from Hades. Let us lie in wait for...

An unpredictable God

Thursday 31 March 2022 4th week of Lent Exodus 32:7-14The Lord spoke to Moses, ‘Go down now, because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have apostatised. They have been quick to leave the way I marked out for them; they have made themselves a calf of molten...

Seek the mind and will of God

Wednesday 30 March 2022 4th week of Lent Isaiah 49:8-15Thus says the Lord: At the favourable time I will answer you, on the day of salvation I will help you. (I have formed you and have appointed you as covenant of the people.) I will restore the land and...

Have you ever witnessed something miraculous?

Tuesday 29 March 2022 4th week of Lent Ezekiel 47:1-9,12The angel brought me to the entrance of the Temple, where a stream came out from under the Temple threshold and flowed eastwards, since the Temple faced east. The water flowed from under the right side of the Temple, south...

Why do we suffer?

Monday 28 March 2022 4th week of Lent Isaiah 65:17-21 Thus says the Lord: Now I create new heavens and a new earth, Psalm 29              I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me. Gospel John 4:43-54‘Go home,’ said Jesus ‘your son will live.’ The man believed what Jesus...

What masks do I wear?

Saturday 26 March 2022 of the 3rd week of Lent Hosea 5:15-6:6 what I want is love, not sacrifice; knowledge of God, not holocausts. Psalm 50 What I want is love, not sacrifice.  Voglio l’amore e non il sacrificio. Gospel Luke 18:9-14    The tax collector stood some distance away,...

Stay focused

Thursday 24 March 2022 of the 3rd week of Lent Jeremiah 7:23-28             These were my orders: Listen to my voice, then I will be your God and you shall be my people. Follow right to the end the way that I mark out for you, and you will...

My pleasure is in mercy not sacrifice

Wednesday 23 March 2022 of the 3rd week of Lent Deuteronomy 4:1,5-9 ‘Now, Israel, take notice of the laws and customs that I teach you today, and observe them, that you may have life and may enter and take possession of the land that the Lord the God of...

Stations of the Cross for Ukraine

America, The Jesuit ReviewJim McDermottMarch 18, 2022 For hundreds of years Christians have walked the Stations of the Cross, a sequence of 14 works of art or prayer spaces in which the steps of Jesus’ journey from judgment to the tomb are remembered. Particularly during the season of Lent,...

Remedy for Indignation

Tuesday 22 March 2022 of the 3rd week of Lent Daniel 3:25,34-43Azariah stood in the heart of the fire, and he began to pray: Oh! Do not abandon us for ever, for the sake of your name; do not repudiate your covenant, do not withdraw your favour from us,...

Following the Way of Jesus

Wednesday 30 December 2020 6th day within the octave of Christmas 1 John 2:12-17You must not love this passing world or anything that is in the world. The love of the Father cannot be in any man who loves the world, because nothing the world has to offer –...

The real issue is Trust

7 November 2020 Saturday of week 31 in Ordinary Time Philippians 4:10-19It is a great joy to me, in the Lord, that at last you have shown some concern for me again; though of course you were concerned before, and only lacked an opportunity. I am not talking about...

Helping the Lost

5 November 2020 Thursday of week 31 in Ordinary Time Philippians 3:3-8We are the real people of the circumcision, we who worship in accordance with the Spirit of God; we have our own glory from Christ Jesus without having to rely on a physical operation. If it came to...

Contemplative Freedom

3 November 2020 Tuesday of week 31 in Ordinary Time Philippians 2:5-11In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus: His state was divine, yet he did not cling to his equality with God but emptied himself to assume the condition of a slave, and became as...

No Division

20 October 2020 Tuesday of week 29 in Ordinary Time Ephesians 2:12-22Brothers and sisters: You were at that time without Christ, alienated from the community of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who...

Our life is in God’s hands

19 October 2020 Monday of week 29 in Ordinary Time Ephesians 2:1-10You were dead through the crimes and the sins in which you used to live when you were following the way of this world, obeying the ruler who governs the air, the spirit who is at work in...

We are the branches; Jesus is the vine

17 October 2020 Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop, Martyr on Saturday of week 28 in Ordinary Time Ephesians 1:15-23I, having once heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus, and the love that you show towards all the saints, have never failed to remember you in my prayers and...

God will bring me strength

16 October 2020 Friday of week 28 in Ordinary Time Ephesians 1:11-14       In Christ we were claimed as God’s own.  Chosen to be, for his greater glory. Psalm 32      Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own.    Beato il popolo scelto dal Signore. Luke 12:1-7Can you not...

Let us be directed by the Spirit

14 October 2020 Wednesday of week 28 in Ordinary Time Galatians 5:18-25If you are led by the Spirit, no law can touch you. When self-indulgence is at work the results are obvious: fornication, gross indecency, and sexual irresponsibility; idolatry and sorcery; feuds and wrangling, jealousy, bad temper and quarrels;...