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Returning to Mass

Posted on
Friday, June 26th, 2020

The global pandemic, has had a shattering effect on humanity. This deadly virus, has made no exceptions, its ugly presence has wounded Princes, Prime Ministers, celebrities, parents, grandparents, siblings, husbands, wives, colleagues and especially the most vulnerable in our society, the elderly and those whose health was already compromised. Living in a time of pandemic, has been difficult, lockdown and

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Stay Positive

Posted on
Friday, June 19th, 2020

Our world screams out for poetry even if it can’t cope with it. Faith can only exist in a world of poetry. God is always big and bigger. Little minds have nothing worthwhile to say of God or faith. The rigids and the dogmatics and the absolutes live in the world of machines or robotic faith, and not in God’s

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Feast of Corpus Christi

Posted on
Friday, June 12th, 2020

In 1263 a German priest, Fr. Peter of Prague, made a pilgrimage to Rome. He stopped in Bolsena, Italy, to celebrate Mass at the Church of St. Christina. At the time he was having doubts about Jesus being truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. He was affected by the growing debate among certain theologians who, for the first time in

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Spirit of God, Loving and Free

Posted on
Friday, May 29th, 2020

These days all of us are confronted with situations which seem confusing and contradictory and we wonder where we are going and what the outcome might be.  At times we may feel quite helpless in these kinds of circumstances.  Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit on this Feast of Pentecost.  The night before he died Jesus, aware

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Ascension A Time to Hope

Posted on
Friday, May 22nd, 2020

This Sunday we celebrate together the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, celebrating the moment when forty days after His Resurrection, our Lord Jesus Christ ascended in glory into Heaven, to return to His Home, triumphant and victorious in the sight of all of His disciples who witnessed the events and testified about it on their missions and passed

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Darkness into Light

Posted on
Friday, May 15th, 2020

Despite the confinement and lock-down, not to mention the Corona virus, we have enjoyed great weather this spring. Nature and the environment, has offered us all a sense of hope and encouragement despite the most challenging of times we live in. Nature seems to whisper “Trust…this too will pass”

The “Benedictus” from Morning Prayer concludes with the words “He will

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