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The Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the cross

Friday, March 20, 2015

In this video, Br Joseph Bailham reflects on the significance of Jesus dying on the cross. Read more

Fourth Wednesday of Lent: What if it's true?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wasn't Jesus just a good human person? Charismatic, prophetic, a bit too idealistic maybe, and politically a bit too crass? Upsetting a lot of people, but basically a good guy in the wrong place? A man uniquely touched by God, but still just a man like us? Read more

Fourth Tuesday of Lent

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Every March 17th, people around the world put on their green hats and regalia, head to the pub for a few pints of Guinness and sing Irish songs. 
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Fourth Sunday of Lent: Looking Up

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The other day, I attended a little concert of Oxford's most likeable wind quintet OULikeIt!. It was a wonderful occasion in the little chapel of Lincoln College, Oxford. The music was great and helped me to relax after a hectic final week of term. When I left the chapel, I felt re-energised, joyful. Read more

The Seventh Station: Jesus falls for the second time

Friday, March 13, 2015

In this video, Br Mateusz reflects on the second fall of Jesus. Read more

Third Thursday of Lent: A house divided?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Today’s Gospel makes clear that disunity is one of the worst afflictions for any group: “Every kingdom divided against itself is heading for ruin, and a household divided against itself collapses (Luke 11:18).” Read more

Third Tuesday of Lent: Boundless mercy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Today’s Gospel is not just about forgiveness but also concerns patience. Most of us have the capacity to show mercy on occasion. And yet we tire of being merciful quite quickly, and besides - one wouldn’t wish to be regarded as ‘soft’, to employ an adjective used in the North of England.  Read more

Third Sunday of Lent: Do not be afraid

Sunday, March 08, 2015

“The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, ‘Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!’” (John 2:13-16) Read more

The Sixth Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Friday, March 06, 2015

In this video Br Christopher reflects on how Veronica's act of charity is perfected in Jesus' act of Charity on the Cross. Read more

Second Wednesday of Lent: Jesus foretells his Resurrection

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

“Now we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man is about to be handed over to the chief priests and scribes. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the pagans to be mocked and scourged and crucified; and on the third day he will rise again" (Mt 20:18) Read more

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