Posted: 13 February 2022
In St Matthew's account of the beatitudes, Jesus preaches from a mountain, which in the bible signifies the nearness of God. In Luke’s account, Jesus descends from the mountain to a level place.
Posted: 8 February 2022
The ninth-century bishop and missionary St Ansgar, patron of Scandinavia, is remembered on 3 February.
Posted: 6 February 2022
Today’s theme is the different ways in which God calls people to his service. Isaiah lived in the eighth century BC. The first reading gives the context of his vision. King Uziah had just died.
Posted: 30 January 2022
“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God and the Lord has chosen you to be a people of his own possession, out of all the nations that are on the face of the earth.” (Deuteronomy 14:2)
Posted: 23 January 2022
One of the themes of today’s gospel and Old Testament reading is “return”. In about 536 BC Cyrus the Great, King of Persia, allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem.
Posted: 16 January 2022
It is refreshing to hear a story about Mary told in scripture. Only Luke and John bring Mary to life as a person and allow her to speak.
Posted: 12 January 2022
The Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help takes place online between 21 February and 1 March.
Posted: 9 January 2022
John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He was preparing people for the coming of the Messiah, using the symbol of water to indicate a resolution to turn away from sin.