For those in darkness a light has dawned

Sunday 22 January 2023 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) Isaiah 8:23-9:3In days past the Lord humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in days to come he will confer glory on the Way of the Sea on the...

Surrender to the Music and Dance

Friday 9 December 2022 2nd week of Advent Isaiah 48:17-19 Thus says the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I, the Lord, your God, teach you what is good for you, I lead you in the way that you must go. If only you had been alert...

Let What You Say Be Done

Thursday 8 December 2022 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Genesis 3:9-15,20After Adam had eaten of the tree the Lord God called to him. ‘Where are you?’ he asked. ‘I heard the sound of you in the garden;’ he replied ‘I was afraid because I was naked,...

The first step is to Come.

Wednesday 7 December 2022 Saint Ambrose Bishop Doctor 2nd week of Advent Isaiah 40:25-31 ‘To whom could you liken me and who could be my equal?’ says the Holy One. Lift your eyes and look. Who made these stars if not he who drills them like an army, calling...

Our Interior Exile

Tuesday 6 December 2022 2nd week of Advent Isaiah 40:1-11 ‘Console my people, console them’ says your God. ‘Speak to the heart of Jerusalem and call to her that her time of service is ended, that her sin is atoned for, that she has received from the hand of...

Missionaries of Forgiveness

Monday 5 December 2022 2nd week of Advent Isaiah 35:1-10 Let the wilderness and the dry-lands exult, let the wasteland rejoice and bloom, let it bring forth flowers like the jonquil, let it rejoice and sing for joy. The glory of Lebanon is bestowed on it, the splendour of...

Stay awake – life is waiting for you.

Saturday 26 November 2022 Week 34 in Ordinary Time Apocalypse 22:1-7 The angel showed me, John, the river of life, rising from the throne of God and of the Lamb and flowing crystal-clear down the middle of the city street. On either side of the river were the trees...

A Message of Hope not Fear

Thursday 24 November 2022 Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions, Week 34 OT Apocalypse 18:1-2,21-23,19:1-3,9 I, John, saw an angel come down from heaven, with great authority given to him; the earth was lit up with his glory. At the top of his voice he shouted, ‘Babylon has fallen, Babylon the...

Perseverance

Wednesday 23 November 2022 Week 34 Ordinary Time Apocalypse 15:1-4 What I, John, saw in heaven was a great and wonderful sign: seven angels were bringing the seven plagues that are the last of all, because they exhaust the anger of God. I seemed to see a glass lake...

The truth of Love is simple

Tuesday 22 November 2022 Saint Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr, Week 34 in Ordinary Time Apocalypse 14:14-19 In my vision I, John, saw a white cloud and, sitting on it, one like a son of man with a gold crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. Then...

The Closeness of God

Wednesday November 16, 2022 – OSU Tertianship Opening Mass Philippians 4:4 – 9 “Always be joyful, then, in the Lord; I repeat, be joyful. Let your good sense be obvious to everyone. The Lord is near. Never worry about anything; but tell God all your desires of every kind...

One God, One Prayer, One Heart

Wednesday 5 October 2022 Week 27 in Ordinary Time Galatians 2:1-2,7-14 It was not till fourteen years had passed that I went up to Jerusalem again. I went with Barnabas and took Titus with me. I went there as the result of a revelation, and privately I laid before...

Be Yoked to Jesus

Tuesday 4 October 2022 Feast St Francis of Assisi Week 27 in OT – OSU Novices Investiture Galatians 6:14-18 The only thing I can boast about is the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world. It does...

I recognize the divine light within you

Friday 19 August 2022 Week 20 in Ordinary Time Ezekiel 37:1-14 The hand of the Lord was laid on me, and he carried me away by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley, a valley full of bones. He made me...

unio mystica

Thursday 18 August 2022 Week 20 in Ordinary Time Ezekiel 36:23-28 The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows: ‘I mean to display the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned among them. And the nations will...

I love because I love

Wednesday 17 August 2022 Week 20 OT Ezekiel 34:1-11 The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows: ‘Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them: ‘“Shepherds, the Lord says this: Trouble for the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Shepherds...

Our Common Single-minded Concern

Saturday 18 June 2022 Week 11 in Ordinary Time 2 Chronicles 24:17-25After the death of Jehoiada, the officials of Judah came to pay court to the king, and the king now turned to them for advice. The Judaeans abandoned the Temple of the Lord, the God of their ancestors,...

Subtle Pride

Wednesday 15 June 2022 Week 11 in Ordinary Time2 Kings 2:1,6-14 This is what happened when the Lord took Elijah up to heaven in the whirlwind: Elijah and Elisha set out from Gilgal, Elijah said, ‘Elisha, please stay here, the Lord is only sending me to the Jordan.’ But...

By loving we become more loving

Tuesday 14 June 2022 Week 11 in Ordinary Time 1 Kings 21:17-29 After the death of Naboth, the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, ‘Up! Go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, in Samaria. You will find him in Naboth’s vineyard; he has gone down...