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Seeking God …

Seeking God

The Feast of the Epiphany (the 6th January – 12 days after Christmas Day) is both the end of Christmas and the beginning of our journey towards the Feast of the Presentation (or Candlemas), on February 2nd. The magi are metaphors for the journey of faith of everyone seeking to find and follow God, expressed through life around us and ...

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Radical Waiting for His Coming

Radical Waiting

“In Advent, we proclaim and celebrate our hope and our trust that our God is faithful: that the Lord will come again and again to rescue us, to heal us, to console us, to be with all that he has called into life. God calls us forward to a new world, to embrace a new future. That is God’s deeper ...

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Called to say “Yes”!

saying our Yes

Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reflection Today on the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple we celebrate the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in communion with thousands of Presentation People and Friends of Nano around the world. This feast day story is not found in the Bible, but it helps us imagine ...

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Rooted in the Tree of Life

the tree of life

November is the month when we traditionally remember our loved ones who have gone before us. The Tree of Life is an encouraging symbol. Just as in Spring, new leaves turn into new life, such is our Christian hope regarding the promise of everlasting life. Each morning when we awaken with light still hiding in the sleeve of winter, may ...

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The footprints of God

the footprints of God

The celebration of the past four weeks of prayer, activity and commitment to living so as to realise  “A home for all” – the theme of this year’s Season of Creation (1st September to 4th October 2021) has been a profound one, as we were pointed towards a better understanding of  the integral web of relationships that sustain the well-being ...

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The Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox

The Autumn Equinox has arrived, that subtle shift in light, in season and in the innate rhythm of Nature – a teacher, pointing towards the beat of our own lives. How can we open to, slow down, listen and respond with a different beat that allows us recognise and harvest the fruits of our lives, while at the same time ...

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We are in the times of Mary

Mary of our times

The Vatican released a message from Pope Francis on Wednesday, 8th September as the Church celebrates the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  “The true joy that comes from the Lord always gives space to the voices of the forgotten, so that together with them we can build a better future,” Pope Francis said in the message see HERE Our ...

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A Season of Creation

Season of Creation

The 1st of September is upon us heralding a change of season leading us into the meteorological Autumn.  We know from our experience of the changing seasons that Nature and the Earth never ceases to bestow its gifts. However, the Season of Creation (SOC) is our opportunity to ‘recognise the good gift’ of creation and to sustain and develop our ...

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Becoming what we love …

St. Clare becoming what we love

Today, 11th August, is the Feast day of St Clare of Assisi (1194 – 1253)  who aged 18 years, heard St. Francis of Assisi preach and asked him to help her live according to the Gospel.  In time a separate dwelling was built for Clare and her sister next to the church of San Damiano. Other women joined them and ...

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Nano – Ablaze with God

Nano Ablaze with God

At a time when the role of women in shaping society was severely restricted, [Nano Nagle] lived on the razor’s edge, a woman fearless before a  tyrannical world. A woman ‘Ablaze with God’. ‘Nano Nagle, a woman ablaze with God, you daily walked the razor’s edge of life, witnessing to the divine conspiracy of love. Awaken within us the fire ...

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