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Soul Food for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, 18th June 2023

At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. (Matthew 9:36) Today's Gospel presents Jesus’ worry for his people who are troubled and abandoned. He invites us to pray for people who will work with Him and He calls on people to do this work. It seems to me that He is aware of the enormity of the His mission...

Author: admin - May 29, 2023

Man helping a poor person on a bridge in London

Soul Food for Trinity Sunday, 4th June 2023

The first words of the Gospel today are so striking, God so loved the world… In our world the human family is only part of the earthly world.  Each earthly creature speaks of God’s imprint on our common home. Tomorrow is 5th June, the United Nations World Environmental Day...

Author: admin - May 27, 2023

two swans on a river bank

Soul Food for the Second Sunday of Easter, (Divine Mercy Sunday) 16th April 2023

Divine Mercy Sunday is affiliated with the devotion to St Faustina. However, as we know, the message of God’s mercy is universal. I believe it was Alexander Pope who said to err is human, to forgive divine. As we know, many in our world today do not experience mercy or forgiveness. The experience for many vulnerable people is isolation, polarisation and rejection.  All these experiences are the opposite of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Author: admin - April 10, 2023

Syrian refugee camp in the outskirts of Athens. Free to use under the Unsplash License

A Reflection for the Thirteenth Sunday of the Year, 26th June 2022

I was very moved recently when a friend of mine welcomed two Ukrainian refugees, a mother and daughter, into her home. My friend is a widow in her early seventies whose four grown-up children have all moved out she had space in the house. I was surprised when she said that she had registered with the Irish Red Cross to accept a refugee family into her home...

Author: admin - June 1, 2022

Ukrainian Flag with hands holding hands on top of it
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