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  • Flexibility

    Sunday 25 February 2018: Second Sunday of LentThis is my Son, the beloved; listen to himA central part of the Ignatian tradition that we inherit is its emphasis on flexibility. In plants flexibility means being able to stretch, to fit into gaps, reach out...
  • 2018 World Day of Social Justice

    Sunday 18 February 2018: First Sunday of LentHe was tempted by Satan, and the angels looked after him Among the movers and shakers of society social justice comes in and out of favour. Over the last decades it went out of favour. Conventional wisdom had ...
  • Lent: a matter of giving

    Sunday 11 February 2018: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary TimeThe leprosy left him and he was curedIn 2018 the Lenten period is 14 February to 01 April.Lent’s most vivid memories are often of the things we have given up. When we were children we may have given ...
  • Christ's healing presence

    Sunday 04 February 2018: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary TimeHe cured many who suffered from diseases of one kind or another...Jesus cured Simon’s mother-in-law, and she immediately began to serve Jesus and his disciples. Jesus also cured many others who were ...
  • Deliver us Lord

    Sunday 28 January 2018: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary TimeThis is a new kind of teaching that speaks with authority...The authority that so impresses the people is expressed, not only in word, but also in action. For the conflict that is to shape the life of ...
  • Jesus' invitation

    Sunday 21 January 2018: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Repent, and believe the Good News In contrast to last week’s Gospel, in Mark’s Gospel Jesus takes the initiative in calling his first disciples. As mentioned last week, it was more typical of fir...
  • Behold, the Lamb of God

    Sunday 14 January 2018: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time They saw where Jesus lived and they stayed with him After his baptism in the Jordan, Jesus set out on his great mission. Throughout this year, we follow the course of his mission in readings from th...
  • Finding the Saviour of the world

    Sunday 07 January 2018: The Epiphany of the LordWe have come from the East to worship the kingThrough the Incarnation, the generosity and mercy of God have finally appeared among us - in the life of one who is the very expression of the Father’s greatne...
  • The Saviour's family

    Sunday 31 December 2017: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and JosephThe child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdomToday much is at stake, when what the family stands for is under attack. It is through sharing in family love and responsibilities t...
  • Our Saviour is born!

    Monday 25 December 2017: The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)All things came to be through Him In the ancient world people always told stories about the childhood of famous people. The stories illustrated the direction and qualities of their adult live...
  • Mary's decision

    24 December 2017: Fourth Sunday of Advent You will conceive and bear a son What a contrast between this history, marked by human inadequacies, and the consent of Mary, opening the way to the glorious fulfilment of old Israel’s hopes. The gospel accoun...
  • The coming true light

    Sunday 17 December 2017: Third Sunday of AdventThere stands among you, unknown to you, the one who is coming after meJohn the Baptist is again our Advent guide, in today’s gospel reading from John. Because he has revived the ways of Israel’s prophets ...
  • Being prepared

    Sunday 10 December 2017: Second Sunday of AdventMake straight the paths of the LordIn today’s Gospel we hear John the Baptist contrast his baptism of repentance with the baptism that Jesus will inaugurate. John says that he has baptized with water, but ...
  • Be watchful, be alert!

    Sunday 03 December 2017: First Sunday of AdventStay awake! You never know when the Lord will come ...Mark’s audience consisted of Christians who were living in difficult social and political times, times of conflict. They were likely beginning to fac...
  • Identifying with the least ones

    Sunday 26 November 2017: Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the UniverseHe will take his seat on his throne of glory, and he will separate men one from anotherRecall that last week’s parable of the talents taught us that the gifts that we have been given are...
  • Talents and responsibilities

    Sunday 19 November 2017: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time The day of the Lord is going to come like a thief in the night The parable of Jesus points to the ‘Day of the Lord’ when God’s people will be called to account for the responsibilities ...
  • Be watchful and ready

    Sunday 12 November 2017: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary TimeLook, the bridegroom comes. Go out to meet him Those who were ready went in with [the bridegroom] to the wedding hall and the door was closed. The other bridesmaids arrived later. “Lord, Lor...
  • Servant of all

    Sunday 05 November 2017: Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time They do not practise what they preach. Today’s gospel reading tells us how the community for whom Matthew wrote recalled the Saviour’s teaching concerning leadership of God’s people. Th...
  • Getting to the heart of the matter

    Sunday 29 October 2017: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary TimeYou shall love the Lord your God and your neighbour as yourselfThere are helpful questions and unhelpful questions. Helpful questions touch what matters and lead to helpful conversation. Unhelpful q...
  • What belongs to God

    Sunday 22 October 2017: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary TimeGive to Caesar the things that belong to Caesar and to God the things that are God’sJesus’ response to this attempt to trap him exposes the guile of his questioners. From his first words to t...