National Novena to Saint Joseph: Livestreamed Masses
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National Novena to Saint Joseph: Livestreamed Masses

“For the first time, our Novena Masses will be available to view on Zoom, via the St. Joseph’s Parish website, https://stjosephsparish.co.uk/. These are the Mass times: Thursday 10th toFriday 11th March – 7:30 pm Saturday 12thMarch – 10:00 am Sunday 13th March– 11:00 am Monday 14th toThursday 18th March – 7:30 pm You can also access…

Lent -more Space for Prayer: Seeing with the Heart
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Lent -more Space for Prayer: Seeing with the Heart

Seeing with the heart Which path should we take to attain that encounter with the Father which we yearn for? Which of our faculties has he given us for this purpose? Our intelligence, perhaps: our capacity for thought and reasoning? Let us take note of Jesus’s answer: ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and…

Ash Wednesday: Opening up so as to be Able to Receive
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Ash Wednesday: Opening up so as to be Able to Receive

Lent thus cannot be a time for wallowing in the negative. The English word ‘Lent’ comes from the same root as ‘length’. Lent, the time of spring’s first stirrings, is a time for our being lengthened. We are to grow into the full stature of Christ, to move nearer the kingdom prepared for us before the…

DR Congo: A Fascinating Story about Peatlands, Logging and Climate Change
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DR Congo: A Fascinating Story about Peatlands, Logging and Climate Change

Lokolama, home to a few dozen families deep in the equatorial forest, sits in a glade on a rough track road. There, the earth can be plowed for fields of cassava. As you walk into the forest, though, the soil turns to mud and swamp. Five years ago, foreign researchers arrived in Lokolama and asked…

Reviewing Colonial History through the Prism of Art
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Reviewing Colonial History through the Prism of Art

A leading Nigerian artist tells writer Molara Wood why his new installation at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral is important, as the world-famous building re-evaluates its memorials to historical figures including the admiral who led the campaign that resulted in the looting of the Kingdom of Benin. Source: bbc.com Continue reading

East Africa: The Story of Swahili
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East Africa: The Story of Swahili

Once just an obscure island dialect of an African Bantu tongue, Swahili has evolved into Africa’s most internationally recognised language. It is peer to the few languages of the world that boast over 200 million users. Over the two millennia of Swahili’s growth and adaptation, the moulders of this story – immigrants from inland Africa,…

Synodal Pathway: Interview with Leading Member of Synod Secretariat
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Synodal Pathway: Interview with Leading Member of Synod Secretariat

Myriam Wijlens: ‘Don’t wait for someone else’s initiative‘ Passionately, church lawyer Myriam Wijlens helps lead the Synod on synodality. Has the hour of women in the Church come? Interview (Extract) – Lieve Wouters Kerknet.be Pope Francis announced a synod involving the broad base of the Church for the first time in history. Every diocese in…

Saint Joseph Patron of a Good Death- Pope Francis
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Saint Joseph Patron of a Good Death- Pope Francis

Catechesis on Saint Joseph: 11. Saint Joseph, patron of the good death. Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! In last week’s catechesis, again inspired by Saint Joseph, we reflected on the meaning of the communion of saints. And leading on from this, today I would like to explore the special devotion the Christian people have always…

The Australian Aboriginal Peoples – A Study by Piet Korse MHM
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The Australian Aboriginal Peoples – A Study by Piet Korse MHM

The Dreamtime is a term that describes unique stories and beliefs owned and held by different Australian Aboriginal groups. The history of the Dreamtime, word and its meanings, says something about the development of the ideas held about the Aboriginal world, and how they are expressed through art. First of all the land (or country) is…

St. Joseph: An Unexpected USA – Uganda Connection
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St. Joseph: An Unexpected USA – Uganda Connection

When Daniel Campbell saw an email in his inbox last spring from Soroti, Uganda, his first thought was: Am I being scammed? Campbell, who directs Denver’s St. John Vianney Seminary Lay Division, had recently announced plans to teach a six-week online course that summer on St. Joseph.  The email in question was, purportedly, from a…

Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Mill Hill Missionaries Sell Missiehuis Vrijland
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Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Mill Hill Missionaries Sell Missiehuis Vrijland

Today, Tuesday January 25th, is an important day in the history of the Dutch Region of the Mill Hill Missionaries. At a formal meeting in the common room at Sint Jozefhuis, Oosterbeek,  Dutch Regional, Martien van Leeuwen, signed the deed of sale of Missiehuis Vrijland in the presence of Sollicitor, Fechter, and assorted representatives. This…

Evangelization Must Flow from Prayer – Bd Cyprian Tansi
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Evangelization Must Flow from Prayer – Bd Cyprian Tansi

He had a keen sense of the newness of the Christian condition. It was motivated by the attraction of the Catholic faith, liturgy, and patrimony. It was also informed by awareness of what a world without Christ can look like. In 1929, when Fr Cyprian was newly ordained, working in Onitsha, a smallpox epidemic broke out in…