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The Light That Unites Us

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)  |  Fr Robert Verrill speaks of his personal discovery of the light of Christ’s truth, and he calls us to focus on Him who unites rather than divides. Read more

Doubt No Longer

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Second Sunday of Easter (C)  |  Fr Robert Verrill considers the usefulness of doubt, and the virtue of knowing when to put doubts aside. Read more

The Abiding Fruit of St Dominic

Monday, August 06, 2018

Solemnity of St Dominic | Fr Robert Verrrill reflects on St Dominic as “ivory of chastity” and asks that the Church is renewed in fidelity to Christ in the living out of this virtue.  Read more

Attentive in Prayer

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

First Sunday of Advent.  |  fr Robert Verrill calls our attention to Advent as an opportunity to grow in grace and develop an appetite for prayer so as to foil the Devil’s trickery. Read more

The Game is Up

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

First Sunday of Lent (A)  |  Fr Robert Verrill considers the Enemy that we conquer with the grace and example of Christ during Lent. Read more

The Ascension of the Lord

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Ascension of the Lord. fr Robert Verrill helps us to understand St Luke's account of the Ascension by comparing it with Christ's transfiguration.  Read more

A Pope's Hope

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Solemnity of Christ the King. fr Robert Verrill argues that we can only understand today's feast through our faith.  Read more

No Clichés in Christ

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Fifth Sunday of the Year. fr Robert explains why there are no clichés in Christ.
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A Mere Symbol?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Holy Thursday. Fr Robert Verrill explains how the Holy Eucharist is the most genuine symbol of all, perfectly signifying that which it contains.  Read more

The Big Question

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Twelfth Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Verrill argues that the most important question we ever ask is the one asked by Jesus in today's Gospel: 'Who do you say that I am?' Read more

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