Solemnity of St Joseph

Joseph lived through a very singular experience in his life. He did not know what to do about Mary who ” was found with child through the Holy Spirit.” His internal turmoil was concluded with a dream sent by God. Joseph responded immediately because we are told “he did as the angel of the Lord […]

Jesus in St Joseph’s Workshop

In the month of March, we would like to turn our attention to one of the greatest figures in the story of the Church: St Joseph. The liturgy immediately helps us to comprehend the calibre of this great Saint because lent is interrupted in order to celebrate the feast dedicated to Jesus’ foster father. Just […]

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 […]

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus

  “Of you my heart has said, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Yahweh, I seek” (Ps 27, 8)   Man has always searched to contemplate the face of God. Jesus told us that “to see Him is to see the Father” (Jn 14:9) and so, the contemplation of Christ’s face is the very contemplation of […]

The Angelus, the prayer that inspired a masterpiece

The Angelus was painted by JF Millet (1814-1875) in 1859. His early life was spent in rural France working on the family farm whilst being instructed in the classics by the priests from the local parish. Millet inherited his father’s artistic talent and as a boy copied prints from the Bible and so his artistic […]

2018 with the Missionaries of Divine Revelation

Our friends and acquaintances often comment on our life and encourage us to share some examples of what it means to be a religious sister and the Mission that the Lord has entrusted to us. 2018 has been an important year for the Missionaries of Divine Revelation. We have expanded our mission in neighbouring parishes […]

The Most Famous Image of the Sacred Heart

Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787) is the painter who depicted the most famous image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He was born in Lucca in 1708 and his father was a skilled goldsmith who imposed the family trade on his son. As a youth, Batoni displayed his ability in the engraving and decoration of precious metals […]

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 […]

The Nativity by Federico Barocci (circa 1590) The humility of God who became a Child.

Christmas is the ideal time to contemplate the Lord’s birth through one of the most beautiful works of art: the Nativity by Barocci. Frederico Barocci (1530-1612), is one of the most important mannerist painters of the 16th century who applied an extraordinary use of colour, characterised by warm colour shades, to his artistic work. The […]

Bethlehem’s manger in Rome

  Just below the main altar in the splendid Basilica of St Mary Majors, Rome, it is possible to venerate the precious relic of Our Lord’s crib.  The relics are protected in an elegant crystal reliquary in the form of a manger which is supported by four golden angels.  It is closed by a lid […]