Reflections

The new normal

As we gently ease ourselves back into the new normal, I have been contemplating my own journey during this lockdown. Being without the congregation I started to celebrate Mass always “Ad Orientem” (facing our Lord), as it was more natural (the Roman Missal normally allows both ways, but if the priest is on his own […]

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What are you are hungry for? 

The world, with all its proposals is trying hard to satisfy us and make us happy. There are some problems with that. It is quite obvious that the task is beyond our capacity. It is also obvious that there are deadly rules in this world as it is mortal and limited. We are, also, very […]

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The Loving Presence of God…..and how it works in us

We are called as Christians to love God and love our neighbour. We must hold them in our minds and hearts and love them through our actions. To start with, we need to accept in our hearts that “no one can serve two masters”. Who are these “masters” (kyrios in the Greek text). One is […]

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Do we crown Jesus, or the virus

The unusual circumstances require from us an adequate answer, but how to measure our response. We know that in order to love we need to have faith, be prudent, self-resistant and obedient, yet brave and generous. In the passage of the Gospel for today (Sunday, 21st) we are given very direct guidance: “Do not be […]

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On the mountain of Transfiguration

On the mountain of Transfiguration, three of the chosen disciples saw the glory of God’s Kingdom shining out of Jesus. The same Christ expressed, also, the very heart of God on the Mount of Calvary. The disciples saw only the Glory of God on one of the mountains. From the other one they escaped.   […]

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Light and Darkness

There are two kingdoms in this world. There is a Kingdom of God (St. Matthew, following the Hebrew way of speaking, in order not to use the Holy Name of God replaces it with the word ‘heaven’ and writes ‘Kingdom of Heaven’). This kingdom means people who know – by the experience of faith – […]

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Light to enlighten the nations

Last Sunday, in the Presentation of the Lord, we looked at the Light to enlighten the nations. The world of today, desperately, needs light – the light of closeness and deep relationship. This is the light of love. The light of sense and meaning of life is the light of hope; The light of a […]

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Christ is the Light brought to us by Mary

When heaven was seen as fuzzy and unreal, when God seemed to remain silent or absent, Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple, And offered Him to the Father with generosity and gratitude.   When the Phanuel’s daughter suffering and fasting was under question, Christ was her Joy and Light as she saw the […]

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