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Becoming another Christ in Holy Communion

13th June, 2017

In a nursing home the residents were gathered in the chapel for the feast we are celebrating today, that of the Body and Blood of Christ. One old woman, wheel-chair bound, was wearing two hats. A carer from the home tried to take one off, but the woman clung on tightly to her two hats. In her efforts to tidy…


In My Words

7th May, 2017

Someone once wrote: “What! Another book on prayer!” I know what they meant but my contribution is mine –and mine alone. So it is an offering of my thoughts on this important subject. What could be more important than speaking and listening to God? I have been meditating for more than eighty years. I hope these thoughts may help you…


A Pep Talk For Palm Sunday

5th April, 2017

‘Keep in mind that Jesus Christ has died for us and is risen from the dead. He is our saving Lord, he is joy for all ages’ [Lucien Deiss] We have already begun the best week in the whole liturgical year. Centuries ago it was called the ‘Great Week’. Nowadays we call it ‘Holy Week’. We walk with Jesus every…


Weeping at anothers death

28th March, 2017

Jesus weeps’ with sadness at the death of his friend, Lazarus. He does not hide his tears. But then as the Master of life and death, ‘the resurrection and the life’, he calls out: ‘Take the stone away …, Lazarus … come out …, Unbind Lazarus, and let him go free.’ Death comes in many forms other than our final…