Reflections

Remembering Oscar Romero

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.

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St Francis de Sales - 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.

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The Baptism of the Lord - 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

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