Preaching by Aelred Connelly O.P.

Aelred Connelly Aelred Connelly is a member of the house of St Albert the Great, Edinburgh, and is chaplain to a Young Offenders' Institution.

Considering our Common Humanity

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Aelred Connelly calls us to give witness to the Lord's favour and peace in a world riven by division. Read more

New Life

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Aelred Connelly moves to a new Dominican community and reflects on how this experience is a participation in the life and mission of Christ. Read more

I Will Not Be Silent.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Second Sunday of the Year. fr Aelred Connelly reflects on preaching as a work of mercy. Read more

God's Mercy and Your's

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Good Friday. fr Aelred reflects on the nature of the New Covenant made in the blood of Jesus Christ. Read more

Beyond the Present Moment

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Twenty-Second Sunday of the Year. fr Aelred Connelly shows how the cross of Jesus Christ jolts us out of our complacency in the here and now. Read more

Rejoice with Me

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Twenty-Fourth Sunday of the Year. Fr Aelred Connelly reflects on how our own little golden calves prevent us from rejoicing in the feast of the Lamb. Read more

Where is the Kingdom?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Solemnity of Christ the King. Fr Aelred Connelly reflects on the hopes for the coming of the Kingdom for the post war generation. Read more


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Seventh Sunday of the Year. Fr Aelred Connelly invites us to allow Christ to free us from the paralysis of sin. Read more

Born Blind

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Fourth Sunday of Lent. Fr Aelred Connelly shares with us the lessons he learned from his parents.

I am writing this sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, which is Mother's day, having recently lost both my mother and godmother on the same morning. Things will never be quite the same again.

There is something poignant in the words of the parents of the blind man in today's Gospel: 'he is old enough; let him speak for himself'. Our parents never entirely let go their children until they finally go from this earth. My father died quite suddenly two years ago this past January. The older my parents got, the more I realised how much we, their children, had received from them. As one of my brethren wrote to me at the time of my father's death, 'He was a man of deep goodness.' I now begin to appreciate that this was equally true of my mother.

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Ut Unum Sint

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Seventh Sunday of Easter. Fr Aelred Connelly relishes the challenge of answering Christ's prayer for unity. Read more

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