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Resurrection

There is something  about the juxtaposition of death and life in Holy Week that seems to be mirrored in these times, against a world landscape of events where it is as if the stability and certainly of all things that we took for granted ‘as always being there’ is being pushed to its limits. I had a conversation with a ...

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The nature of light…

The nature of light seems to be all about openness and connections. Light that falls through doors and windows fascinates me.  Maybe this is because it is almost impossible on a clear and beautiful light-filled day, to discern where the light comes from.  Does it arrive from the inside and shine outwards, or does it come from the outside and ...

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I arise today

St. Patrick is known and admired all over the world. The young slave who became an unlikely hero. The shy boy who was transformed a courageous missionary. He lived in intimate union with Christ who was always before, behind, above, within him. We know that pre-Christian Celts looked for signs of God in the beauty and power of nature. Part ...

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Spirituality and well-being

The Spirituality and Wellbeing Day was presented by Dr Elizabeth McCrory, an experienced clinical psychologist and psychotherapist who runs workshops and seminars on Meditation, Spiritual Autobiography, Spirituality and long term illness, Death and Dying and Women in transition. She presented  on spirituality and wellbeing, spirituality and ageing and between.   She pointed that we can define spirituality as connecting with ...

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Making Maps

I have always loved maps.  Maps of any kind always appealed to both my imagination and my desire to be able to see the whole landscape – not just to be anchored in one place.  Maps are very often the starting point for getting to know other peoples, where and how they live, what they eat as well as how ...

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Called to be “Experts in Communion”

“Experts in Communion”, that is what Pope Francis calls us to become! The standard to reach is high: experts are people who are top masters in their field of competence and who are able to guide others since they are usually ahead of others in their field…Experts in Communion? We would rather describe ourselves as “walking towards communion”, since we ...

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Click to Pray

During the past weekend at the Sunday Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis unveiled an official App ‘Click to Pray’.   This is a media platform that invites men and women from around the world, to accompany the Pope in a mission of compassion for the world. There is a website and a mobile app, for Android and iOS, with its social networks, available in six ...

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Let us not forget hospitality

Do not forget to show hospitality, for by so doing some people have welcomed angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2)   After The pilgrimage of trust, organised by Taizé community in December in Madrid, brother Alois proposed a reflection on several aspects of hospitality. First proposal: Discover the source of hospitality in God From the beginning of the universe, God ...

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) takes place from 18-25 January 2019 on the theme ‘Justice and justice only you shall pursue’. Every year at this time Christians from across the world gather to pray for growth in unity. Such united prayer in a fractured world is very powerful. In this way we are called together to form a ...

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An unending Epiphany

I love that word ‘Epiphany’.  The feast that brings the Christmas season to an end.  But so much more than that.   One can think of it as the sign post to the ‘extraordinary’ in ordinary things.  Each year bringing with it a new and sudden ‘realisation or revelation’ as the New Year opens out into an ‘unending Epiphany’. When they ...

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