Transfiguration: A Homily
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Transfiguration: A Homily

2nd Sunday of Lent Today’s readings are, as so often, an invitation to contemplative musing. You can look at what is being told here in different ways, marvel at it. Or, perhaps, recoil in horror at the horrific story of what is called in Jewish tradition the “binding of Isaac.” How is it possible that…

Transfiguration
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Transfiguration

Not all the disciples were treated equally. At special times in his life Jesus selected his closest friends to be with him. Here we have Peter, James and John chosen as witnesses to the Transfiguration. The Transfiguration places Jesus with two great figures in Jewish history. Moses the giver of the Law and Elijah the…

Global Healing Session with Laudato Si
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Global Healing Session with Laudato Si

Fascinating exchange on the significant contribution of faith communities to the conversation on environmental change

Podcast: Richard Rohr on Pope Francis, Original Sin and Lenten Observance
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Podcast: Richard Rohr on Pope Francis, Original Sin and Lenten Observance

This week’s guest hardly needs an introduction. Father Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest, the author of several well-known books on spirituality, including his latest The Universal Christ, and the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico. In this wide-ranging interview, we talk to Father Richard about Pope Francis, how we should think…

Forty Days: Tested in the Desert
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Forty Days: Tested in the Desert

Jesus has just been baptised by John the Baptist. On that occasion we witnessed the Spirit descending from heaven, coming down on Jesus. From now on, we see that everything that Jesus does, is guided by the Spirit of God, and is a sign of God’s Spirit. The first thing that the Spirit does with…

First Sunday of Lent
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First Sunday of Lent

Lent – a new liturgical season, and an opportunity to start again.We can give thanks to God for giving us this season of grace. Lent isclosely associated with God’s Covenant and with baptism, and thereadings this Sunday strongly underline this. In the First Reading from Genesis, God makes a Covenant withNoah’s people, saved from the…

Lent: Learning from the Oppressed and Persecuted
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Lent: Learning from the Oppressed and Persecuted

“When I hear the stories of those oppressed and my eyes cannot get any bigger, just listening to them. They tell me: ‘But Marcela, please, when you speak about us, ask them to pray for us. We want to be like you, to be able to read the Bible whenever we want, to go to…

Year of St. Joseph: Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya – Promote Participation of Men
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Year of St. Joseph: Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya – Promote Participation of Men

The leadership of Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese is planning to use the Year of St. Joseph to have the participation of men church activities improved, the Pastoral Director of the Diocese has told ACI Africa.  “Our plan this year is to see that men grow in Christian faith and participate in church activities. They are actually our target,”…

Year of St. Joseph: The American Connection
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Year of St. Joseph: The American Connection

American Father Donald Calloway, a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, has long been a promoter of the consecration to St. Joseph, and in early 2020 wrote a letter to the pope, which was hand-delivered to Francis, in which he asked for just such a year….

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time
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6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

After having called his disciples Jesus started his Messianic work: preaching and healing. Evening came (1:32) and morning came (1:35), a new day. That new day brought new things. Jesus went to other towns to proclaim the Good News (1:38-39). And another aspect of the new day was that his Messianic work had adverse effects…

Sunday Gospel Reflection
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Sunday Gospel Reflection

Like Jesus, we must be ready and willing to leave our prayer for those who seek us out. Like Peter’s mother-in-law, our encounter with God must get us back to normal stuff.

Do you need some therapy for the soul?
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Do you need some therapy for the soul?

This Lent, BBC Radio 4 will explore aspects of Ignatian spirituality and point listeners to ‘Knowing Jesus’, an online retreat being offered by the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow. This retreat is available to anyone in the world with access to the Internet who wants to immerse themselves in the spirituality of St Ignatius. Source:…