moments of light

You might have clicked to the fact that Good Friday this year was marked on March 25 which would normally have been the feast of the Annunciation celebrating the conception of Jesus.  There is an ancient Christian tradition that Jesus was conceived and died on the same date, but we will have to wait 141 […]

the light gets in

These have been days of feasting with the feasts of Christmas, the Holy Family, Mary the Mother of God, and this weekend with the feast of the Epiphany. In secular parlance the word ‘epiphany’ means a sudden realisation of the true meaning of something. This is because our common usage comes from the religious meaning of Epiphany […]

Epiphany light

These have been days of festival as we have celebrated the feasts of Christmas, the Holy Family, Mary the Mother of God, now we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany. In secular parlance the word ‘epiphany’ means a sudden realization of the true meaning of something. This is because our common usage comes from the religious meaning […]

homily studio 9/2

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings this week at this link Fr. Robert Barron podcast reflection for this Sunday at this link. Heaps of commentaries and reflections at The Divine Lamp. My own thoughts: The “light” image has caught me this week. I haven’t done a word-count through these scriptures, but I suspect that the word […]

holy cunning

I am sure that there are some people who saw this snake image and quickly decided to surf to another page. Many people don’t like snakes. It can’t be simply that they are slimy and slide on their bellies since we are delighted to see worms, the bigger the better, in the garden compost. Our […]

what Francis said

In my Epiphany homily on Sunday I took a guess at what Pope Francis might preach in his Epiphany homily. A few hours ago Pope Francis celebrated the Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany in St. Peters, and in his homily there are a few themes that are common to both of us: the […]

life in the light

Today, January 6 is the actual date of the feast of the Epiphany, but in New Zealand, USA, and many other countries the feast is transferred to the nearest Sunday to enable more people to celebrate the feast at Mass. The pope (and Vatican City State) still keep the feast on the traditional twelfth day […]

in the toolshed

Before the Lewis anniversary is past in every part of the world let me share one more favourite Lewis reflection – from a toolshed. “I was standing today in the dark toolshed. The sun was shining outside and through the crack at the top of the door there came a sunbeam. From where I stood that beam of […]

 
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