Saint Ignatius of Loyola: Falling in Love with God
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Saint Ignatius of Loyola: Falling in Love with God

There is a lovely quotation, attributed to St Augustine, which says that, ‘The sacred scriptures are our letters from home’. They certainly were for St Ignatius. And what do we do when we get letters from home (however that is now defined in our digital age)? We take them somewhere quiet so we can be…

Pope Francis: Inspiring Apostolic Letter on Liturgy
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Pope Francis: Inspiring Apostolic Letter on Liturgy

Pope Francis’ apostolic letter about the sacred liturgy Desiderio Desideravi, which he issued last week, is a remarkable document. As he states in the opening paragraph, this is not an exhaustive treatment of such a rich topic, but his insights are profound and speak, or should speak, to us all. Coupled with the interview the pope gave to Philip…

Pope Francis – Homily on Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, Apostles
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Pope Francis – Homily on Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, Apostles

Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Holy Mass and Blessing of the Sacred Pallium for the New Metropolitan Archbishops on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Wednesday, 29 June 2022 The testimony given by the two great Apostles Peter and Paul today comes to life once more in the Church’s liturgy. Peter, imprisoned…

Building a personal Encounter with God – in the Company of Edith Stein
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Building a personal Encounter with God – in the Company of Edith Stein

One key aspect of being in the image of God comes from how Edith followed the Carmelite Rule with its instruction to “ponder the Lord’s law day and night and keep watch in prayer” (cf. Psalm 1:2; 1 Peter 4:7). The notion of pondering the law evoked for her the lifelong study of the Hebrew Scriptures within…

India: Fr Stan Swamy SJ Prophetic Voice
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India: Fr Stan Swamy SJ Prophetic Voice

Father Stan questioned why the Adivasis (tribal people) were being denied their legitimate constitutional rights. His consistent question was: “how long will the Adivasis be victims of systemic oppression?” Just before his arrest, he said, “Over the last two decades, I have identified myself with the Adivasi people and their struggle for a life of…

Elie Wiesel – A Powerful Voice
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Elie Wiesel – A Powerful Voice

Wiesel was born in Romania in 1928. When he was 15 years old, he was deported with his family. He survived the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps . He wrote about his war experiences in dozens of books, including the well-known trilogy Night – Dawn – Day. Wiesel also made himself known as a human…

Live your Life Ready to Go yet Willing to Stay – a Gospel Reflection
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Live your Life Ready to Go yet Willing to Stay – a Gospel Reflection

I’m Ready to Go, But I’m Also Willing to Stay. (The Healing and Call of The Gerasene Demoniac in Mark 5)                 The Lord has a different way of working in the lives of His people. It isn’t as flashy, and it isn’t as revered. In Mark 5, we have an example of this. A…