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  • Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking
    3 February 2019
    The purpose of the Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking is to provide a reading of Human Trafficking and an understanding that motivates and sustains the much-needed long-term struggle. The Migrant and Refugee Section invites everyone to engage vigorously in learning, communication and action about preventing and healing Human Trafficking, nourished by reflection, prayer, and the teachings of Pope Francis. more ...
  • Share the Journey 2018
    30 August 2018
    The Lampedusa cross is made from the driftwood of a boat that was wrecked off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy on 11 October, 2013. We walked in solidarity with those millions of refugees who flee from war, poverty and exploitation, searching for safety for themselves and their families         more ...
  • Shoe Campaign in support of refugees
    15 August 2018
    As part of the Share the Journey Campaign, Cafod and Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) have left hundreds of shoes outside Westminster Cathedral to highlight the plight of refugees. Pope Francis is using the campaign to urge world leaders to back the rights of refugees, and about 40,000 Catholics have walked the equivalent of four times round the world in solidarity. more ...
  • Feast of the Sacred Heart 2018
    8 June 2018
    Of all the feasts of the Lord that we celebrate throughout the year the one that appeals to me most, is the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is a feast that brings out the wonderful characteristics in the human life of Jesus, His love, His compassion, His forgiveness, His friendship. more ...
  • Reflection for Holy Week 2018
    25 March 2018
    CHRISTIANS make much of Holy Week. The crucifix is a symbol of sorrow as Holy Week recalls the last days of the life of Our Lord. It is a week of high drama. It begins on a Sunday with a great demonstration of popularity for Christ. People sing, carry palm branches and hail Christ as leader. But by Friday what a change! more ...
  • St. Joseph 2018
    19 March 2018
    Monday, March 19, is the feast of St. Joseph, the Husband of Mary. It is a feast of great importance in the Church. Without Joseph’s loving trust as husband of Mary our faith story would be very different. Let us take a few moments with St. Joseph today in prayer. As we say our daily prayer with St. Joseph for Vocations perhaps we might do so in a more intense way today more ...
  • 5th Sunday of Lent 2018
    16 March 2018
    “O lord remember me out of the love you have for your people”. All the Scripture point to Jesus. The Jews studied them, some even highly specialised in them. Yet they failed to know or recognise Jesus. They refused to come to him –  more ...
  • 4th Sunday of Lent 2018
    9 March 2018
    A few weeks ago, I had an enforced rest. My medication instead of making me feel better decided to make me feel worse, so I was put into hospital – a rare experience for me, thank God - while everything was sorted out. more ...
  • 3rd Sunday of Lent 2018
    3 March 2018
    “God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life.” (John 3:16). This is the first Biblical verse that I memorized - thanks to my Protestant-Grade V teacher who was so zealous of her faith more ...
  • 2nd Sunday of Lent 2018
    25 February 2018
    Personally, for this Lent I am reflecting on the Stations of the Cross. The tenth Station – ‘Jesus is stripped of His garments’, has spoken deeply to me. The overall picture of the Way of the Cross, I see, is one of a large jeering crowd, cruel soldiers, a few courageous women more ...
  • 1st Sunday of Lent 2018
    18 February 2018
    As we enter more deeply into this holy season of Lent we lovingly remember Christs’ journey of prayer, reflection and fasting as he prepared for His paschal sacrifice. Our Lenten journey begins as spring is about to unfold; a fact brought home very clearly to me last Saturday. more ...
  • Ash Wednesday 2018
    14 February 2018
    The poor, little house was clean and tidy, and she hung up her apron and went out into the sunlit yard where her little son was kneeling near the ashes where she had earlier baked the day's bread. She went over to him, ruffling his hair affectionately and then looked with a tremor of fear at the endless lines of little crosses he was drawing with the ashes. more ...
  • Feast of St. Francis de Sales 2018
    24 January 2018
    We joyfully celebrate the Feast of one of our patrons today, St. Francis De Sales, ‘The Gentleman Saint’ What do we know of this holy man of God? Francis was born into a noble French family in France on 21st August 1567. He was educated at the Capuchin College in Annecy and the University of Padua. more ...
  • 23rd Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    23 December 2017
    Look, I shall send my messenger to clear the way before me – and suddenly, the Lord whom you seek will come. Yes, the angel of the covenant for whom you long, is on his way. Waiting can bring about anxiety, and sometimes, even giving up. However, waiting for a loved one, more ...
  • 22nd Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    22 December 2017
    Mary’s ‘Magnificat’ is spoken in the context of her visit to Elizabeth. Luke’s Gospel tells us that she went in haste...Why the haste, why the hurry? Mary did not know that her cousin Elizabeth was pregnant until Angel more ...
  • 21st Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    21 December 2017
    Wow, there is a lot to take in from this passage spoken by Elizabeth to our Blessed Mother, First of all we see the general tone to her greeting, it is one of great affection. And how does "And how does this happen to me, that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?" This line reveals more ...
  • 20th Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    20 December 2017
    We are rapidly approaching Christmas the yearly commemoration of the Incarnation. For many of us, we have become so accustomed to the biblical narratives of the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the creedal of the doctrines involved that we have more ...

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