31Jul 31 July. Wednesday of Week 16

The prospect of leaving all behind to embrace something radically new...

30Jul 30 July. Tuesday of Week 17

As Moses entered this tent, the column of cloud came down to its entrance, and there...

29Jul 29 July. Saint Martha

There is a fine appraisal of Martha and Mary by Saint Augustine, in today's Liturgy of the Hours...

28Jul Presider’s Page for 28 July (Ordinary Time 17)

We can ask God for help whenever we need to, today or any day. We gather this Sunday to worship God who is always concerned for us.

28Jul 28 July. 17th Sunday (C)

The power of intercession for others, as an expression of love. The Gospel seems to commend both praying alone as well as in praying with others.

27Jul 27 July. Saturday of Week 16

Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn..

26Jul 26 July. Friday of Week 16

We need to set the Decalogue alongside the parable of the sower and the seed. Morality is essentially linked to growth and development, to bear fruits of positive goodness, as God wants of us.

25Jul 25 July. St James, apostle

Today's feast celebrates the more prominent James, the son of Zebedee, one of the twelve apostles. This "greater" James was one of the first disciples to join Jesus, in Capernaum.

24Jul 24 July. Wednesday of Week 16

Jesus had no illusions about the frailty of humankind -- he met it every day. But he also recognised great potential in many ordinary people that he met...

23Jul 23 July. St Bridget of Sweden, Patron of Europe

1st Reading: Galatians 2:19-20

It is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me

For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with … Read the rest