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Between Ascension and Pentecost Take me to heaven!

Jesus is in heaven. Heaven was locked and He has “opened” it to us through His glorious passion, death and resurrection. Heaven is then the ultimate purpose of His Incarnation and final purpose of our vocation. He said: “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself” (Jn […]

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God opened the door of faith to the pagans ( Acts 14:27)

We are asked to allow Christ to be in the centre of the lives also of those who may not share our faith at the moment. That is the attitude God wants. What does this mean? – that the Church is Catholic. The Greek word catholicos(καθολικός) means “concerning the whole, universal, general”. Originally this word designated a […]

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Good shepherd amongst us

All of us, the members of the Church, were born to the faith in the calling of Christ: ‘follow me’. We live in His voice and are nourished by His flesh.  In this way we belong to His creative vision of life, which illuminates and brightens what is good in the world and contradicts what […]

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Calling to faith in the Resurrection of Christ

The faith in the Resurrection of Christ leads us to the deep experience of the unconditional love of God which transforms souls for ever. However, sometimes the declaration that Christ has risen does not speak to us. It is not our personal joyful event, and we worry a lot about many things. Sometimes it happens […]

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Look at My hands and My feet. See! It is I, Myself Lk.24:39

Christ who was slain, Entered our darkest night, And rescued us From the power of sin and despair, From hopelessness, death and Satan.   May the light of His Resurrection Triumph in our souls and bodies.   May it restore us with its resplendent joy, Reconcile our divided hearts, Awaken our desire for holiness,   […]

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We raise our palm leaves with awe and worship

We raise our palm leaves with awe and worship to welcome Christ, the Emperor of Life and the High Priest. Amazingly, as the Priest and Victim, the Holy Host, he is preparing himself for sacrifice. He is the Lamb of God, who was slaughtered instead of Isaac. He is the Lamb whose blood was sprinkled […]

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Jesus amongst us

When the disciples were establishing the pecking order When religious and laity were building the golden calf When the older son was unhappy before and after When the younger son was escaping from everywhere When Nicodemus was sitting on the fence When Herod was afraid of everybody When the Samaritan Woman was at Jacob’s well […]

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The Church – Our Mother. .

Come together all you who love our Mother, the Church.  Come through Christ, with Christ and in Christ.   Our Mother, the Church, has been left behind with furrows of sins from her children.  Our Mother, the Church, is full of sorrow because of the lost shepherds.  Our Mother, the Church is being hurt and humiliated  as few seek the Lord;  as the Divine […]

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Come to God when the offer is on.

Each one of us is a tree God is about to desert, but He gives us one more chance. Today the Lord is begging the Father for us. Let us see His determination and fight for our souls, individually. Christ believes in our conversion. He trusts in us, hence He cries out for each one […]

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Transformation in the desert

As we remain in the desert called Lent (fasting and almsgiving, examination of conscience and confession, inner prayer and more silence, spiritual books, and other Lenten discipline), we get to know God more closely. In Lent we also learn more about our weaknesses and fears, wounds and hidden faults and motives.   At the same time we must […]

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