Meditation On The Crucifix

A Meditation On The Crucifixion of Jesus by Ignatius Cardinal Kung    “My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: Our Lord Jesus is on the Cross. His whole body is covered with wounds, His hands and feet are nailed to the Cross; His head is crowned with...

Keep Awake With Me

“My soul is sorrowful to the point of death.Wait here and keep awake with Me.” – Matthew 26:38 Lent has concluded and we have now entered into Holy Week. On this Maundy Thursday, we consider the institution of the Eucharist; and we pause and keep...

Into The Valley

It is the strangest of weeks. A week like no other in the liturgical year. It begins on such a high with the triumphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem, annointed with nard by Mary of Bethany to signify His role as the Messiah, and met with such jubilation by the...

Gifts of the Epiphany

‘Epiphany’ means ‘revelation’ or ‘sudden realisation’. In terms of the feast commemorating the adoration of the Magi (or ‘Wise Men’) before the Christ Child, it refers to the revelation of Christ to the Gentiles, personified here in the persons of the three Wise...

A Parched Land

“O God, You are my God, for You I long; my heart thirsts for You my body pines for You like a parched land ..” – Psalm 63 Finally across the Dioceses of Scotland, the moment we have all been waiting for has arrived, and the Churches have begun to...

New Life

“In this night, the Church’s voice rings out: ‘Christ, my hope, is risen!’. This is a different ‘contagion’, a message transmitted from heart to heart – for every human heart awaits this Good News. It is the contagion of hope:...

Urbi Et Orbi

“Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” – Pope Francis The Address of our Holy Father, Pope Francisto the Church and to the World – ‘Urbi et Orbi’ 27 March 2020 “When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just...

Grace In Time Of Trial

“But what of the practice of our Catholic Faith? It may be that for a while, our practice will change in terms of location and form. The location may move from the parish Church to the ‘domestic Church’ – that is, our home. And the form may change from liturgical...

Mercy and Conversion

“Keep your eyes fixed on the outstretched arms of Christ crucified, let yourself be saved over and over again. And when you go to confess your sins, believe firmly in His mercy which frees you of your guilt. Contemplate His Blood poured out with such great love,...