The meaning of Mary’s name

St Albert the Great said that Mary’s name has four meanings: lluminator, star of the sea, bitter sea and lady (Comment on St Luke 1,27) Mary illuminates because she gave birth to the true light of the world. She is like the Star of the Sea because she orientates us during the dark nights of […]

Man does not live by bread alone

“Man does not live by bread alone.” (Lk 4:4) The Gospel of the first Sunday of Lent invites us to meditate on the Temptations of Jesus in the desert which occurred immediately after the Lord’s baptism in the Jordan by St John the Baptist. It was during the Lord’s baptism that a voice from heaven […]

The Angelus, a meditation on the Incarnation

The Angelus has a long tradition that, in one form or another, can be traced to the 12th Century. Over time it became customary to say the prayer at 6am, the time of Our Lord’s resurrection, at noon, in memory of His passion and death, and at 6pm in memory of His Incarnation. In this […]

God’s code of love

God’s Code of Love At a time when thousands of Catholics in Western Europe were deserting the Catholic Church with the spread of Protestantism, an apparition of the Virgin Mary to an Indian, Juan Diego, in Mexico was to compensate for the losses on the European continent with the conversion of the Americas. The story […]

If You Knew The Gift of God

“If you knew the gift of God” is the phrase that Jesus said in the episode in which He met the Samaritan woman at the well of Sicar that is recorded in chapter 4 of St John’s Gospel from verses 1 to 10 (Jn 4:1-10). Let us try to understand Jesus’ words together, entering into […]

A Meditation on the Gospel: Second Week of Advent

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” (Mt 3:1). The heartfelt appeal of the man that from his mother’s womb was selected as the precursor, resonates more than ever in our time. The one that would straighten the tortuous path and the wayward road of the people of Israel, is the luminous figure […]

Abraham’s Faith

In the Letter to the Hebrews Abraham is praised for his faith: “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; he went out, not knowing where he was to go. By faith Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac, […]

Devotion to The Sacred Heart of Jesus Is For Everyone

The practice of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was spread due to Jesus’ private revelations to St Margaret Mary Alacoque, a nun of the Paray le Monial Convent in Paris, and was propagated by her confessor the Jesuit, Fr Claude de la Combiere (1641-1682). The feast of the Sacred Heart was celebrated for […]

The Virgin Mary, the Mother who helps us to grow!

In our meditation for the month of May we would like to share the beautiful words that Pope Francis spoke at St Mary Majors Basilica, Rome on the 4th May 2013. The Holy Father reminds us that the Virgin Mary watches over us and helps us to mature. Mary is the model for every mother, […]