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Lectio Divina

Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist.

Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist. “What will this child turn out to be?” There are some feast days that trump the Ordinary Time Sundays, and this week we have such an event. The birth of St John the Baptist on 24 June is a celebration of the one described by Jesus as […]

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Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time “The Kingdom of God” The readings this week invited us to reflect of God as the gardener of our lives. He is bringing about the Kingdom of God within us, but planting his Word and his presence in our lives, so that his love can grow and flourish. The imagery […]

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Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time “Here are my mother and brothers.” As we move back into Ordinary Time, we once again pick up the Gospel of Mark and his portrait of Jesus for us to contemplate. In this week’s scriptures we reflect on the relationships of Jesus, with his family and his disciples. As with […]

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Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi. Take it, this is my body. The Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. From it we draw grace and mercy, peace and joy. It is the high point of our spiritual week, our moment of transcendence. We come close to the Lord who makes himself present to us […]

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Trinity Sunday.

Trinity Sunday Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The mystery of the Trinity invites us to contemplate the internal life of God, who as we learned last week is love. This week the relationship of Father, Son and Holy Spirit is revealed as a community of love and life. Contemplating this mystery is not about trying […]

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Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday Come Holy Spirit. This week we are invited to reflect on the gift of the Holy Spirit and the fruits that grow from the Spirit’s guidance. We may remember our own personal Pentecost, the Sacrament of Confirmation or other outpourings of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The opportunity to reflect on the […]

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Seventh Sunday of Easter

Seventh Sunday of Easter God is love. The failure of Judas as an apostle is confronted in this week’s readings. His replacement is chosen by the eleven, led by Peter. Jesus refers to Judas being the only one who is lost, unlike all the others that he watches over. The implication for our own discipleship […]

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter Love one another as I have loved you. This week we are invited to reflect on the command to love one another as we have been loved by the Lord. He sets his own example as the model we are called to emulate. With such a high standard to follow how […]

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter I am the vine and you are the branches. The readings for the fifth Sunday of Easter invite us to reflect on the way in which we are connected to the Lord, his Divine indwelling and the fruit which grows from our relationship. The indwelling of God within us is such […]

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter I am the Good Shepherd. The fourth Sunday of Easter is Vocations Sunday as Jesus presents himself to us as the good shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep. Priests, deacons and religious are invited to see their vocation in the light of that image, to offer their lives […]

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