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Lectio Divina

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter Love one another. We find ourselves back at the Last Supper where Jesus gives us his new commandment: to love one another. Then he explains what kind of love he means: the kind that he loves us with. This kind of love is not wishy-washy, lovey-dovey love. It is the kind […]

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter The Good Shepherd. This week we focus on Jesus as the Good Shepherd who knows his sheep, and they listen to his voice. One element of this beautiful image is that Jesus takes care of us and leads us to springs of living water. An image which is so familiar is […]

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Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter Do you love me? We continue the post-resurrection appearances of the Lord to the disciples, this Sunday John places us back beside the Sea of Galilee, where some of the apostles have returned to their old way of life. The specific issue for Peter is trying to re-establish his relationship with […]

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Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter My Lord and my God! The focus of the readings this Sunday is the group of believers. Acts of the Apostles describes what the early community is like, while the Gospel sees the transformation in the believers from Easter Sunday to eight days later. The Apostle Thomas becomes our example of […]

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Easter Octave.

Easter Octave. He is Risen, Alleluia! Easter is too big to be celebrated in just one day, and so we have a full week, in fact, an octave of eight days including next Sunday. The readings invite us to join Peter at the empty tomb and in his subsequent witnessing to the world of what […]

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Palm Sunday and Holy Week.

Palm Sunday and Holy Week. The Hour has come. The holiest week of the year is so rich in ritual and readings that we might almost be overwhelmed. Jesus found the apostles sleeping in the garden, and told them that they should be awake and praying. In the busyness of this week, it is crucial […]

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Fifth Sunday of Lent.

Fifth Sunday of Lent. “Neither do I condemn you” The story of the woman being dragged before Jesus and used as an object rather than a person is a terrible reminder of the way all too often women are treated throughout history. But notice what Jesus does: he takes the focus off the woman when […]

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Fourth Sunday of Lent.

Fourth Sunday of Lent. The prodigal Son. The issue of reconciliation, another of the big issues of Lent, is put before us this week. St Luke gives us one of the most wonderful parables to help us visualise the Father, who looks for us when we stray and embraces us with love and clothes us […]

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Third Sunday of Lent.

Third Sunday of Lent. You are on holy ground. The issue of repentance, one of the big issues of Lent, is put before us this week. Like a fig tree we are expected to produce fruit. But if we aren’t producing the fruit of the Kingdom, then something has to be done, not least because […]

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Second Sunday of Lent.

Second Sunday of Lent. The transfiguration. The second Sunday of Lent finds Jesus on the mountain praying. He involves his inner circle in the experience, and then comes the moment where we get a glimpse of the glory of God. We can find many emotions to connect with. The apostles are tired and sleepy, there […]

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