The revolution of Tenderness – A Reflection
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The revolution of Tenderness – A Reflection

THE REVOLUTION OF TENDERNESS Tenderness is disappearing from men’s hearts and minds; that which is the feminine genius. Tenderness is chased out or crushed by violence, complacency, power and hardened hearts. Tenderness is constantly and progressively replaced by…… The Revolution of Tenderness is not the revolution of lust, sex, avarice but of conversion, compassion, healing,…

Feast of St Joseph, Patron Saint of the Mill Hill Missionaries
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Feast of St Joseph, Patron Saint of the Mill Hill Missionaries

Prayer to St Joseph written by St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) on March 19th, 1939, not long before she was arrested and transported to the extermination camp at Auschwitz. St. Joseph, take care   Heavy and dark press lead-gray skies. Is it night forever and will the light never shine again for…

Saint Joseph, Please Give us a Sign of your Goodness…
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Saint Joseph, Please Give us a Sign of your Goodness…

SAINT JOSEPH, PLEASE GIVE US A SIGN OF YOUR GOODNESS…   This is one of two Miraculous interventions of St Joseph as recounted by Sr Emmanuel Maillard in her book, PEACE WILL HAVE THE LAST WORD.  When I read this book and this miraculous story of St Joseph, our dear Patron last year, I immediately thought…

Prayer for a Pandemic
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Prayer for a Pandemic

Prayer for a Pandemic   May we who are inconvenienced Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors Remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. May we who have…

Pope Francis Walks Alone through Rome’s Deserted Streets to Pray for End of Pandemic
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Pope Francis Walks Alone through Rome’s Deserted Streets to Pray for End of Pandemic

Pope Francis walked through Rome’s deserted streets to pray for an end to the coronavirus as the Vatican said his Easter services will be held without the public for the first time. He left the Vatican unannounced on March 15 to pray at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and then walked along one of…

Neighbourly Love in Times of Coronavirus – A Bishop’s Golden Rules
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Neighbourly Love in Times of Coronavirus – A Bishop’s Golden Rules

Think about who may be suffering more than me. For those of us who are healthy there is much less to worry about but the elderly, the housebound and those with chronic health conditions may be very anxious. How about each church undertaking an audit of all the vulnerable people they know and sharing out…

Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John: The Woman of Samaria
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Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John: The Woman of Samaria

Welcome to our exploration of the great narrative in John’s Gospel where Jesus meets the woman of Samaria at a well; she immediately tries to end the conversation and disconnect from the encounter. Why? In everyday life, what do you say after you say “Hello”? More basically, some people might ask, “How do you get…

Pope Francis: Livestreaming Mass from Casa Santa Maria
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Pope Francis: Livestreaming Mass from Casa Santa Maria

Yesterday, the Director of the Holy See Press Office announced that Pope Francis had decided that his 7:00 morning Mass would be broadcast in these days. This morning, Pope Francis introduced the liturgy saying “In these days, I will offer Mass for those who are sick from the coronavirus epidemic, for the doctors, nurses, volunteers…

Dementia Prayer Week 12th – 19th March 2020
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Dementia Prayer Week 12th – 19th March 2020

For those who are hearing about it for the first time; this week was inspired by people with dementia -so deep was their spiritual thirst.We carry on this work by inviting you to  take part in Dementia Prayer Week, one or every day. Source: Redemptorists Publications Read more

Giving up Mass for Lent
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Giving up Mass for Lent

In various parts of the world, especially perhaps in Asia, bishops have cancelled Sunday Masses and other gatherings as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, a potentially fatal infection that seems headed to becoming a pandemic. It is disappointing, but sadly not too surprising, to see how many Catholics…

Denis McBride Introduces Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John
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Denis McBride Introduces Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John

In this first video Fr Denis introduces three Lenten narratives from John’s Gospel and compares them to the other Gospels. He’ll introduce the Woman at the Well, the Man Born Blind and the Raising of Lazarus. Source: Redemptorist Publications

Liverpool, U.K. : New Digital Tools Show Mind Boggling Scale of Slave Trade
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Liverpool, U.K. : New Digital Tools Show Mind Boggling Scale of Slave Trade

Liverpool council’s decision in January 2020 to contextualise streets named after slave traders shed important light on the town’s infamous history as one of the world’s largest slave trading ports. Between 1696 and 1807 – when Britain abolished its slave trade – Liverpool merchants forcibly transported a phenomenal 1.3 million enslaved Africans across the Atlantic. Of these men, women,…