Do Not Be Afraid

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Once again for this Sunday’s Eucharist we have very rich readings. In the gospel (Mt 14:22-33), Jesus leaves his disciples after the feeding of the multitudes and goes off to pray. The disciples, meanwhile, get in the boat and head for the opposite shore, without Jesus. Very quickly a storm erupts with strong winds. Jesus later starts out towards them walking on the water and they become fearful before this sight. Seeing their fear, Jesus says: ‘Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.’

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I Believe…Help My Unbelief

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In our retreat with Fr. Michael Dodds, OP, our second conference was on ‘the hiddenness of God’.  This hiddenness of God, the God who is unknowable leads, Fr. Michael said, to some people denying the very existence of God.  What I was struck by in this conference was the connection Fr. Michael made between the hiddenness and unknowable dimension of God to ‘faith’.

September 15, 2019 Read More

Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 23 Faults Which Deserve Excommunication
Mass: Ep 5:21-33 or Ep 5:2a, 25-32; Resp Ps 128; Lk 13:18-21


What is the Kingdom of God like?
What follows is the Proclamation from today's Evening Prayer:

Faith seems to be as small and insigni

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October 30, 2018 Read More

That We May See

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The gospel reading of this Sunday from the gospel of Mark (10:46-52) is the story of the encounter between Bartimaeus and Jesus: it is an encounter of faith.  Let’s look at the elements of this utterly simple and amazing encounter.  Bartimaeus is along the roadside begging.  On hearing that Jesus was passing by “he began to cry out and say, ‘Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.’”  What happens next?  The people tell him to keep silent and even ‘rebuke

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October 28, 2018 Read More

Increase our Faith

Daily Lectio
Friday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
First Friday of the Month

Readings of the Day:
RB: Ch 52 The Oratory of the Monastery
Mass: Jr 26:1-9; Resp Ps 69; Mt 13:54-58



And he did not work many mighty deeds there because of their lack of faith.
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