The Institution of the Eucharist (1 Cor 11:23-27)

The oldest account of the institution of the Eucharist is contained in St Paul’s First letter to the Corinthians. This account is placed in the context of a reprimand for the Corinthian’s lack of charity towards the poor and needy. In their fraternal banquets that preceded the celebration of the Eucharist, that were a memorial […]

“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” (Mk 6.31)

Chapter 6 of St Mark’s Gospel opens with Jesus rejection by His fellow citizens from Nazareth. Following this rejection ,Jesus left His village but didn’t abandon His mission to announce the Kingdom of God but rather intensified it by enlisting the help of His disciples: “He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out […]

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 Symbol of The Faith

To rediscover and recover our faith it is necessary to start from the very foundations which are expressed in the Symbol of the Faith, which is the Creed. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that from the very origins of Christianity “the apostolic Church expressed and handed on her faith in brief formulae normative […]

The Solemnity of the Ascension

  Today’s liturgy gives us the opportunity to meditate on three key words: Ascension, go and heaven. These words can help us to contemplate the mystery of the Ascension of the Lord. First and formost, there is the word, “Ascension”. Both the first and second readings from today’s Solemnity speak of the Lord’s Ascension: “[…] […]

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, […]

The Lord rose on the ‘first day of the week’

All four evangelists record the fact that the Lord rose “on the first day of the week” (Jn 20:1, Lk 24:1, Mt 28:1, Mk 16:2). It was on this day, that the Lord appeared to Mary Magdalene at the tomb (Jn 20:14), the Lord walked with the disciples on the road to Emmaus (Lk 24:13) […]

Faith and Incredulity

The term ‘faith’ comes from the Hebrew word “aman” which means to be firm, steady or sure. In the Old Testament this term is frequently used with regard to God’s faithfulness in fulfilling the commitments established by the Old Covenant with Israel: “Understand, then, that the LORD, your God, is God indeed, the faithful God […]

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 […]

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 […]