A Reflection for the Sixteenth Sunday of the Year

At every Mass, Jesus feeds us with his word, as well as with his Body and Blood. What message has God for us today? The Second Reading is very short but is so vital for our personal relationship with God.

A Reflection for the Fifteenth Sunday of the Year

We all carry images and ideas of God many of which derive from our childhood. They can influence the way that we pray, and how we approach everything to do with faith. The answer to the question “What does God want?” will be deeply shaped by our image of God.

A Reflection for the Fourteenth Sunday of the Year

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” (The opening sentence from ‘Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens.) Living in these times we can identify with the sentiments of Dickens.

A Reflection for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

‘The Guests’ begin to gather from 18h30 outside the Spiritan house in Cologne. Drug addicts who would otherwise spend the night on the streets, they are welcomed as guests for a night by a team of lay Spiritans and volunteers of the Notel project, given a hot meal, the possibility of a shower and an overnight clothes-laundering facility. They have a safe place to

A Reflection for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time

The late Indian priest, Anthony De Mello SJ, said that the opposite of love was not hate but fear. This made me stop and think: could it be true? As I thought about it, I realised that very often the thing that stopped me from doing what I really wanted in my heart to do, from doing what was right and fair, from acting out of compassion and mercy or from loving, was fear. I am often afraid of what others will think or say about me - ultimately, afraid of letting go and not being in control.

A Reflection for Corpus Christi

Didache, an early Christian writing has this to say: “On the Lord’s day, gather in community to break bread and give thanks. No one who has a quarrel with another person may join your gathering, not until they are reconciled. Your sacrifice must not make me unholy.”