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  • Easter Reflection 2 2021
    4 April 2021
    Today, we begin the Easter Season, our 50-day meditation on the mystery of Christ's Resurrection. Each of the four Gospels tells us that Jesus' empty tomb was first discovered by women. This is notable because in 1st-century Jewish society, women could not serve as legal witnesses. In the case of John's Gospel, more ...
  • Easter Reflection 1 2021
    3 April 2021
    He is Risen. We proclaim these words to one another in the joy of Easter. It is a time of new beginningsas we recall the Easter vigil’s rituals: theblessingof the new fire, of the new water, of the newly baptized and the lighting of the paschal candle. The Easter dawn that awakened you softens into the brightness of day. Liturgical celebrations complete, we remain  more ...
  • Good Friday 2021
    2 April 2021
    I see his blood upon the rose And in the stars the glory of his eyes, His body gleams amid eternal snows, His tears fall from the skies. more ...
  • Holy Thursday 2021
    1 April 2021
    It is a profound expression of Christs’ love among us and in spite of our weaknesses and limitations God continues to love us. For me, this is the essence of Holy Thursday; that God who is one hundred percent human and one hundred percent divine, shared his precious banquet with us, for us to be reconciled and save from all our defilement. Jesus gives himself to us in the Eucharist as spiritual nourishment because he loves us. God's whole plan for our salvation is directed to our participation in the life of the Trinity, the communion of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. more ...
  • Holy Week 2021
    29 March 2021
    A voice in the night said to me, ‘Be gentle with your own soul, let fall from its dark crevices all that is not light. You are forgiven by the power of my love, transformed, made whole. Released for the world, to be a speaker of my truth, more ...
  • Remembering Oscar Romero
    23 March 2021
    Forget him, he whose life was elegy, tasting and tracing death’s shadow. In touching it, he fought the umbrageous, audacious canopy it stretched over El Salvador, the death-squad-valleys so cruelly cooing with caracara, woodcreepers wounded by the weight of the noise, the Lete’s screeching flow he had so swam and strained against. more ...
  • Fifth Sunday of Lent 2021
    23 March 2021
    As Jesus gazed on the supporting, sorrowing women on His way to Calvary, I wonder did He look down through the ages and see the suffering and pain of generations when He prayed “weep not for me but for yourselves and for your children” These women probably had cared for Him during His ministry and were well known by Him more ...
  • Forth Sunday of Lent 2021
    12 March 2021
    Reflecting on today’s Gospel passage we will agree that it fits very well into this season of Lent, as we look into ourselves and hope for Repentance, Reconciliation and Conversion. It also fits in very aptly with the parts of Fr. Selvam’s talks in which he is inviting us to look at a more contemplative way of praying and living especially as we prepare for the General Chapter. Nicodemus, a man of Religious outstanding and prayer, was drawn to look for a deeper meaning to his life and so was drawn into the presence of Jesus. more ...
  • Third Sunday of Lent 2021
    5 March 2021
    Lord God I have never spoken to you But now I want to say, "How do you do?" You see, God, they told me You didn't exist And like a fool I believed all this Last night from a shell hole I saw your sky I figured right then they had told me a lie Had I taken time to see the things you made     more ...
  • Second Sunday of Lent 2021
    27 February 2021
    The second Sunday of Lent is an invitation to be transfigured by our intimacy with Jesus to face the challenge of the Passion. In the Gospel of Mark 9:2-10, it tells us of an occasion when Jesus went up to the hills to pray, taking with him three companions Peter, James and John. While he was praying His face seemed to change, His clothes seemed to dazzle and He was enshrouded in brightness, shining with glory. more ...
  • First Sunday of Lent 2021
    20 February 2021
    Our readings today remind us of our baptism. The waters of the flood heralded a new beginning. In this event God renewed his covenant with all of his creation and left us a reminder in the heavens, the rainbow. As Noah and his family were saved by the flood so we too are saved by our baptism; our baptism by which we are made children of God, we become a new creation. more ...
  • House of Prayer - Colwyn Bay
    2 February 2021
    The House of Prayer is a place of spiritual renewal, where those who come can find God in an atmosphere of love, prayer, healing and peace. We offer space for a break from the busy-ness of life, a time to rest and ‘let go’ of the burdens of everyday life.  more ...
  • World Day for Consecrated Life 2021
    2 February 2021
    Simeon, so Saint Luke tells us, “looked forward to the consolation of Israel” (Lk2:25).  Going up to the Temple as Mary and Joseph were bringing Jesus there, he took the Messiah into his arms. The one who recognized in that Child the light that came to shine on the Gentiles was an elderly man who had patiently awaited the fulfilment of the Lord’s promises.  more ...
  • The Presentation of the Lord - 2021
    2 February 2021
    Your father and I had already bought the two turtle doves for the sacrifice when, suddenly, an old holy man came forward and took you from my arms. He held you very gently and his face lit up as he proclaimed that he was ready to die because now he had seen God's salvation for all and the glory of God's people. more ...
  • St Francis de Sales - 2021
    24 January 2021
    When I think of St. Francis de Sales the first word that comes to my mind is gentleness. Gentleness and humility are often seen as signs of weakness. But in reality only a person who is very strong can be humble and gentle. I don’t think anyone would describe Francis as weak once they have read of his experiences when he went to bring the protestant Calvinists back to the Catholic Church. more ...
  • Press Statement - 12th January 2021
    12 January 2021
    Press Statement from the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, 12 01 21 We welcome the publication of the report of The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation today and we wish to compliment Judge Yvonne Murphy and staff on this difficult, detailed and informing work. more ...
  • The Baptism of the Lord - 2021
    10 January 2021
    As I reflected on the image, I was very conscious that we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord today. Christ is immersed into the waters of His baptism to reveal to each one of us His great loves for us. As He does so, the voice of the Father break forth, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved, my favour rests on you.’ (Mark 1:11) Christ then sets forth on His mission more ...

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