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Finding Meaning

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

30th Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Verrill OP recommends against searching for meaning by sitting in front of the computer. Read more


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)  |  Fr Martin Ganeri examines the insight of the blind man leading him to follow Jesus on the way. Read more

The Last Question?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)  |  Fr Richard Finn contemplates the Cross of Christ which is what love of God and neighbour looks like. Read more

What's Our Place in the Story?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year. fr Richard Conrad  Read more

Be Perfect

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year. fr Benedict Jonak asks whether the Church would still be needed if we had never sinned. Read more

Humble Prayer

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Finn notes how humility must lie at the heart of our prayer. Read more

Have Mercy on Me

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Aidan Nichols shows us how to read the miraculous cure of Bartimaeus in the light of creation and redemption in Jesus Christ. Read more

Out of Step?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Leo Edgar warns us about the danger of spiritual pride. Read more

Take Heart, He Is Calling You

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Dermot Morrin proposes Bartimaeus as an example for our discipleship.

The character Bartimaeus leaps out from the pages of Mark's Gospel and stays with us as we go on our way from Sunday to Sunday. He becomes a follower at the eleventh hour, just before Jesus finally enters Jerusalem, at a stage when those who have been disciples all along are beginning to lose heart. His story is told so that we may take heart, not just sitting by the wayside but actually following Jesus in the Way.

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What Think Ye of Christ?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Finn ponders the mystery of God's love in a fallen world. Read more

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