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...

A Reflection for Fourth Sunday of Lent

Come in Son, join us, let us have a party. In chapter 2 of St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians you will find the following words: “Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped. Rather he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.”