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Soul Food for Sunday 1st October, the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (AND the Fifth Sunday in The Season of Creation 2023)

The Season of Creation draws to a close as we approach the Feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, 4th October.  Hopefully it’s been a time of learning and action for us all. The gospel reading today reminds us that action speaks louder than words.  It is important that this action be together both at the community (micro) level and at the broader (macro) level.  This is well captured in the theme and logo of the Season...

Author: admin - September 7, 2023

The Mighty River

Soul Food for Sunday 24th September, the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (AND the Fourth Sunday in The Season of Creation 2023)

Nature into Life - Into the river of nature, teeming with life – we did come; to be carried through life with gifts most generous. From an abundance we are fed We’re part of each other as we journey together There’s beauty too: In the flowers, in birds & bees With farm stock and animals wild.

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Nasa photo of the earth from the moon

Soul Food for Sunday 10th September, the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (AND the Second Sunday in The Season of Creation 2023)

On the morning of 3rd February 1986, in the town of Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan, hundreds of college students from Kwaja Farid College stormed through the gates of the Catholic Church compound where a Spiritan community lived. The students had been directed by a college professor to invade the compound – in response to the incursion of the Israeli defence forces into Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem the previous day. The students proceeded to wreak havoc in the compound. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured but the parish church, parish house and vehicles of two parishes suffered huge damage. In the church all the windows and doors were smashed, a large crucifix mutilated, the tabernacle thrown to the ground and a large Bible stolen.

Author: admin - September 5, 2023

A beautiful bird

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
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