Show Us Your Mercy

There was a beautiful line in the psalms at Morning Prayer today, which has remained with me. Taken from Psalm 84(85), it read – “Show us, Lord, Your mercy; grant us Your salvation.” In many ways, this line sums up the entirety of our faith. The...

A Little Lectio

“For the word of God is living and active” (Heb.4:12) Yesterday, I wrote about my personal experience of A Simple Faith and how, over the years, it has maintained a fairly straight-forward form during that time. In essence, it consists of the sacramental life of the...

A Letter from St Paul

Taking part in an online prayer meeting last weekend, the priest mentioned the Letter of St Paul to the Ephesians, recommending a reading of that Letter. His words have stayed with me all week and I had fully intended to do just as he had suggested. And then daily...

Sacred Scripture

At the Second Vatican Council, in November 1965, the Council Fathers published a document entitled ‘Dei Verbum’ (The Word Of God), the ‘Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation’. This was – and continues to be – an enormously...

On Pilgrim Ways

Quite often, in my experience (and, I’ve no doubt, in the experience of a great many others), something in the reading of Scripture jumps out, grabs you forcefully and remains with you. Yesterday was such a day. I had been reading one of the Psalms and this line...

His Word To Us

“Prior to every word of ours about God, there is His word to us, His Word who continues to tell us: ‘Do not be afraid, I am with you. I am at your side and I will always be there’.” – Pope Francis   The Father is revealed to us most...

Pope Francis on the Psalms

Prayer is the connection between God and man, the channel of communication and the bridge which allows and facilitates that communication. It is in prayer, where we come before the Lord in all our littleness, that we truly open ourselves to Him and to the action of...

A Woman Pre-Figured

“And a great sign appeared in the Heavens, a Woman clothed with the Sun, with the Moon beneath Her feet and upon Her head, a crown of twelve stars..” – Revelation 12:1 A beautiful woman – a queen, no less – disobeys the King, who issues a decree...

Nunc Dimitis

‘Now, You dismiss Your servant in peace,  according to Your word, O Master;  for my eyes have seen Your salvation,  which You have prepared in the sight of all the peoples;  a light for revelation to the nations,  and the glory of Your people Israel.’ ...