Gospel

When we think of the word ‘Gospel’ we most likely refer to the writings of the Apostles or Christ’s disciples which tell us of the most important news in human history: the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ which brings with it the redemption of humanity. The word ‘Gospel’ comes from the language of […]

You Are Peter

‘Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against […]

The Solemnity of the Assumption (Ap 12:1-18)

On the 15th August the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption. We would like to reflect with you on this beautiful feast using the first reading from the Solemnity which is taken from the 12th chapter of the Book of Apocalypse and also using part of a homily given by the Holy Father Pope […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]