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Lectio Divina

First Sunday of Lent: “Repent and believe the Good News.”

We have begun the season of Lent which is a time to prepare ourselves for the celebrations of the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord in Holy Week. For some that celebration will include the sacraments of initiation that make them members of the Church. The readings on the Sundays of Lent have that […]

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Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: “Of course I want to! Be Cured”

Leprosy has always been a disease that is greatly feared. Jesus, by reaching out and touching the man breaks the hold of the disease over him, and the isolation that it has caused him.  The readings invite us encounter the one who reaches out to us in our need and delivers us from that which […]

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Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time: He cured many who were sick.

Mark’s Gospel presents us with a portrait of Jesus, and this Sunday we see something of his life in a day. Having taught in the synagogue in the morning, he spends the rest of the day healing. Then he needs some time to rest and to pray. The readings invite us to bring ourselves, our […]

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Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time: A Teaching that is new

Today we encounter Jesus in a synagogue where he shows himself as a teacher with the authority: his actions confirm his teachings. The Kingdom of God is close at hand and the powers of evil are being vanquished. The readings invite us to pay attention to the one who teaches us and frees us. As […]

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Lectio Divina: Feast of St Kentigern Put out into deep water.

The start of Ordinary Time in Glasgow is under the patronage of the founder of our Diocese. The readings invite us to reflect on God’s will for his church and his people. As you begin these reflections each day spend a few moments repeating the phrase “Speak Lord, your servant it listening.” Then read the […]

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Lectio Divina: Feast of the Epiphany We have seen his star.

This last Feast of Christmas invites us to recognise the infant king of the Jews is for all people at all times. Once more we might make a resolution to spend some minutes each day reflecting on God’s presence, offering him an opportunity to speak to our hearts and fill us with his goodness.  It […]

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Lectio Divina: Feast of the Holy Family A light to enlighten

“A NEW SPIRITUAL SPRINGTIME.” In the midst of winter does the idea of springtime appeal to you? Pope Benedict XVI once said:  “I would like in particular to recall and recommend the ancient tradition of Lectio Divina: the diligent reading of Sacred Scripture accompanied by prayer brings about that intimate dialogue in which the person […]

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