30Nov 30 November, 2019. St Andrew, apostle

God's call in our own lives is perhaps not all that different to how he called Andrew and Simon. We can be called to change from one lifestyle to another, to go beyond...

29Nov 29 November, 2019. Friday of Week 34

This strange, apocalyptic message has value, for it is the word of God, predicting the new heavens and the new earth. Weird as the vision may seem to us, our world will blossom...


28Nov 28 November, 2019. Thursday of Week 34

While Mark combines the prediction of the fall of Jerusalem with the end of the world, Luke separates these two events. Writing after the collapse of the Holy City, Luke knew that its destruction...


27Nov 27 November, 2019. Wednesday of Week 34

The Greek word for patience or endurance (hypomoné) suggests consistency and dependability. With this in mind, we can re-read today's scriptures and above all, the gospel...

26Nov 26 November, 2019.Tuesday of Week 34

At the end of the liturgical year we read the most symbol-laden literature in the Bible, about the end of the world. These books are probably the most popular biblical texts for people who love apocalyptic science fictio


25Nov 25 November, 2019. Monday of Week 34

The "widow's mite" conveys the paradox that while large donors may be sacrificing little, whereas the poor, when giving a little, are actually giving a lot....


24Nov 24 November, 2019. Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

People vested with royal and imperial power were at a loss in face of the moral power of Christ. Their reaction was to strike out blindly, to violently crush his threat to their power...


23Nov 23 November, 2019. Saturday of Week 33

The conservative priesthood, who did not believe in life beyond this world, confront Jesus with a scenario seeking to pour scorn on belief in life after death. Clearly they knew ...


22Nov 22 November, 2019. Friday of Week 33

Jesus cleanses the sanctuary after its profanation by traders in the temple courts. We are invited to make of our lives and our church more truly a house of prayer, a temple pleasing to God...


21Nov 21 November, 2019. The Presentation of Our Lady

Because of her dedication to God from an early age, Mary of Nazareth became an even greater sanctuary than God's temple in Jerusalem...





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