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Christ the Kindly Light

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Lent (A)  |  Fr Robert Ombres considers Christ as the Light who helps us to see in dark times. Read more

Completing Creation

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Lent  |  Fr Timothy Radcliffe helps us to see the goodness of creation in our fellow 'earthlings' Read more

Are We Like Those People?

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Lent (B)  |  Fr Richard Conrad guides us to examine ourselves, and asks if today's decline in Faith is a rebuke to us.  Read more

The Vision of Faith

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Lent (A)  |  Fr Robert Gay calls us to rejoice in the gift of faith that enables us to see things fully as they really are. Read more

Mercy and Justice Have Embraced

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Fourth Sunday of Lent. fr Andrew Brookes reflects on the relationship between justice and mercy. Read more

Lifetimes of Penitence

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday). fr Benjamin helps us to see how the Christian life is a life of penance, which through the gift of Christ's sacrifice anticipates eternal life. Read more

Why Do We Suffer?

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday). Fr Peter Hunter reflects upon the nature of suffering. Read more

Two Ways of Looking at the Prodigal

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday). Fr Robert Ombres helps us to envision how we can see our own lives in the mirror of today's Gospel. Read more

A Disciple

Sunday, March 18, 2012

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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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