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Soul Food for the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, 8th October

Today's Gospel links the vineyard to those who bear fruit. When we love each other, we become bearers of God’s fruit. Today we are more aware of differences in our society, and we ask how we can be more inclusive of those marginalised in our communities. In a personal way, I was touched by the words of Pope Francis in Lisbon during World Youth Day. He profoundly described a Church that is open to all people...

Author: admin - October 4, 2023

Pope Francis at World Youth Day in Lisbon

Soul Food for Sunday 17th September, the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (AND the Third Sunday in The Season of Creation 2023)

Just looking at one’s hand is quite an amazing experience.  It is fascinating all the amazing actions that a hand can carry out.  When one stands back to look at Creation, one is struck with awe at all one sees.  And brought to tears also at the damage that the human person has caused to this wonderful gift.

Author: admin - September 7, 2023

Floods by a coastline

Soul Food for Sunday 3rd September, the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (AND the First Sunday in The Season of Creation 2023)

Last Friday began the Season of Creation for this year of 2023.  Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople led the opening day with the Prayer of Creation.  It extends to 4th October, the Feast of St Francis in the Christian churches.  Thus, it is a major ecumenical event and also one not merely of importance to the followers of Jesus of Nazareth but to all humanity whose very existence is threatened at this point in history.

Author: admin - August 26, 2023

Assisi Italy

A Reflection for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday 2nd July 2023 

Today's Gospel is a difficult text to understand. As we know from the 10 Commandments, we are instructed to honour our parents: “Honour your father and mother so that you’ll live a long time in the land that GOD, your God, is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12) However, today we are aware of God's call to go beyond our family relationships and to look at life from a different perspective. Today we are confronted with a new view on life...

Author: admin - June 26, 2023

helping a homeless person
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