Category: LITURGY

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June, The Month of the Sacred Heart

The term ‘heart’ in the Hebrew Bible is being used  hundreds of times, especially in the prayers of the Psalms, the prophets and the wisdom literature. What was the heart for the Israelites? It...

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The Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The above feast (often called Corpus Christi-the Body of Christ) is one of the most beautiful in our Catholic liturgical calendar and may be foreseen in the feeding off the Israelites as they made...

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PENTECOST (part 3)

It is not passive waiting: Prayer and unity As a condition of preparatory outpouring of the Spirit, Luke does not insist so much on conversion but as the necessity of prayer. All these were...

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PENTECOST (part 2)

In the Upper Room in Jerusalem The day of Pentecost sees the apostles gathered in the upper room on the top floor in Jerusalem (Acts 1:12-14), obediently waiting. The return of the apostles in...

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PENTECOST (part 1)

Awaiting the Spirit The beginning of the book of Acts shows us the group of disciples gathered in the Upper Room in Jerusalem after the ascension, waiting for the Spirit. They have just been...

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Ascension of the Lord Jesus

Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. (Luke 24 :50-51)...

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ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA

We are already in Holy Week for which  by the spiritual exercises of alms giving, fasting and prayer we have endeavoured to prepare ourselves carefully to enter into the sacred mystery of the Passion...

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Lent, Time of Divine Love

With the help of the prophet Hosea we have just considered the feelings of paternal love of God, experienced by Israel during the forty years’ wilderness. This love of the prophet shows us another...

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Lent, Time of Grace

Christian spirituality tends to associate Lent  to penance, considering a period of purification waiting for the glorious day of Christ’s resurrection. But it really is just a moment of renunciation and mortification? The Christian...