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Reflections

A Reflection for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Even for many devout Christians belief in the Trinity seems remote and irrelevant to the modern mind. Since we know about the Trinity only as revealed by God, it follows that the modern mind is not the norm of truth, but rather the word of God by and in Christ's Word as handed on (tradition) by his disciples, the bishops, priests and believing faithful. So all believers must be traditionalists.

A Reflection for Pentecost Sunday

This year I will be celebrating Pentecost in a place called ‘An Tobar’, at Ardbraccan just outside Navan. It is a beautiful place with a long history of service to the local community and beyond, particularly to the most marginalised. I came here four months ago as part of a new mission initiative by the Irish Spiritans to create new welcoming spaces as a small response, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to the faith challenges of a changing Ireland.

A Reflection for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

I had just commemorated 40 years of my first arrival in Brazil when I received an invitation to write a personal reflection on the Ascension of Jesus. Over the years, with an average of 3 weekend Masses, I have probably given well over 100 homilies on the Ascension Feast.