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Reflections

Two Reflections for Easter Sunday

An Easter Candle Glowing in the dawn light; Our home-made oratory, A little upper room... // Will the sun dance this Easter morning 2013? The joy of Easter morning brings much needed hope to a world beset by many challenges: hunger, poverty, drought, flooding, unemployment, ill-health, disease, violence and war...

A Reflection for Palm Sunday of the Passion of The Lord

As I go over the readings for the Liturgies for Holy Week, I make certain connections. I remember the promises made to Abraham – land, posterity and happiness - and fulfilled in the life of Jesus. St Paul in his letter to the Philippians helps us to understand the Mysteries that we celebrate this week. Let your thinking be what was in Christ Jesus...

A Reflection for St. Patrick’s Day (the Fifth Sunday of Lent)

Since I am privileged to bear the name of one of our national patron saints, I was invited to write the reflection for St. Patrick’s Day. Patrick must be one of the best known of all saints. In many English-speaking countries his annual feast day is celebrated with huge festivals, colourful parades and well-attended liturgical celebrations...