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The Ashes

Wednesday 21 February 2024 of the 1st week of Lent Jonah 3:1-10  The word of the Lord was addressed to Jonah: ‘Up!’ he said ‘Go to Nineveh, the great city, and preach to them as I told you to.’ Jonah set out and went to Nineveh in obedience to...

Doctor Who?

Saturday 17 February 2024 after Ash Wednesday Isaiah 58:9-14  The Lord says this: If you do away with the yoke, the clenched fist, the wicked word, if you give your bread to the hungry, and relief to the oppressed, your light will rise in the darkness, and your shadows...

The ARK

Friday 16 February 2024 – Friday after Ash Wednesday Isaiah 58:1-9 Thus says the Lord: Shout for all you are worth, raise your voice like a trumpet. Proclaim their faults to my people, their sins to the House of Jacob. They seek me day after day, they long to...

What is my life without your love

15 February 2024 Thursday after Ash Wednesday  Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Moses said to the people: ‘See, today I set before you life and prosperity, death and disaster. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I enjoin on you today, if you love the Lord your God...

Raised from the Ashes

Wednesday 14 February 2024 – Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-18 ‘Now, now – it is the Lord who speaks – come back to me with all your heart, fasting, weeping, mourning.’ Let your hearts be broken, not your garments torn, turn to the Lord your God again, for he is...

The One who provides everything

Tuesday 13 February 2024 Week 6 in Ordinary Time James 1:12-18 Happy the man who stands firm when trials come. He has proved himself, and will win the prize of life, the crown that the Lord has promised to those who love him. Never, when you have been tempted,...

The God Construct

Monday 12 February 2024 Week 6 in Ordinary Time James 1:1-11 From James, servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. Greetings to the twelve tribes of the Dispersion.My brothers, you will always have your trials but, when they come, try to treat them as a happy privilege;...

Scattered & Gathered

Monday 18 December 2023  Week 3 of Advent Jeremiah 23:5-8 See, the days are coming – it is the Lord who speaks – when I will raise a virtuous Branch for David, who will reign as true king and be wise, practising honesty and integrity in the land. In his...

The “Catacombs’ Pact of the Poor & Servant Church”

Catacombs of Domitilla  https://www.domitilla.info/idx.htm?var1=docs/pacten.htm On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the convocation of the Second Vatican Council, we remember fondly the Alliance of the Catacombs of the Servant and Poor Church. On November 16, 1965, a few days before the Council ended, forty Council Fathers celebrated Eucharist in...

His Master’s voice

Sunday December 10 Second Sunday of Advent  Isaiah 40:01-5.9-11 Psalm 85         Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and grant us your salvation. 2 Peter 3:8-14 Mark 1:1-8The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is written in the prophet Isaiah: Look, I...

The Kingdom – a practice not a place

Saturday December 9 First Week of Advent St. Juan Diego Isaiah 30:19-21.23-26 Psalm 147     Blessed are all those who wait for the Lord. Matthew 9:35-10:1.5a.6-8Jesus made a tour through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing all kinds...

Faith in what you do not know

Friday 8 December 2023 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Genisis 3:9-15, 20After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree, the LORD God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden; but I was...

Deep, sturdy interior Connections

Thursday 7 December 2023 Saint Ambrose 1st week of Advent Isaiah 26:1-6That day, this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; to guard us he has set wall and rampart about us. Open the gates! Let the upright nation come in, she,...

Completing our Deepest Hunger

Wednesday 6 December 2023 1st week of Advent Isaiah 25:6-10 On this mountain, the Lord of hosts will prepare for all peoples a banquet of rich food, a banquet of fine wines, of food rich and juicy, of fine strained wines. On this mountain he will remove the mourning...

Joy and Hope in Humility and Simplicity

Tuesday of the 1st week of Advent  Isaiah 11:1-10A shoot springs from the stock of Jesse, a scion thrusts from his roots: on him the spirit of the Lord rests, a spirit of wisdom and insight, a spirit of counsel and power, a spirit of knowledge and of the...

Come

Monday December 4 First Week of Advent Isaiah 2:1-5This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come, The mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it; many...

Free to Give Thanks

Wednesday 15 November 2023 Week 32 in Ordinary Time Wisdom 6:1-11 Listen, kings, and understand; rulers of remotest lands, take warning; hear this, you who have thousands under your rule, who boast of your hordes of subjects. For power is a gift to you from the Lord, sovereignty is...

Love Jesus, not just serve him

Tuesday 14 November 2023 Week 32 in Ordinary Time Wisdom 2:23-3:9God made man imperishable, he made him in the image of his own nature; it was the devil’s envy that brought death into the world, as those who are his partners will discover. But the souls of the virtuous...

Christ died for us while we were still sinners

Thursday 2 November 2023 All Souls Wisdom 3:1-9The souls of the virtuous are in the hands of God, no torment shall ever touch them. In the eyes of the unwise, they did appear to die, their going looked like a disaster, their leaving us, like annihilation; but they are...

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...