01Feb 01 Feb., Saint Brigid, co-patron of Ireland


Brigid's little oratory at Cill-Dara (the chapel-at-the-oak) became a centre of faith and learning, which later developed into Kildare town.

31Jan 31 January, 2020. Friday of Week 3

In the providence of God, what seems small and insignificant can bring benefits beyond our expectations.

30Jan 30 January, 2020. Thursday of Week 3

We must not hide the light of our faith. On the other hand, we are not to parade our piety. What is needed is a quiet faithfulness, to give glory to God...

29Jan 29 January, 2020. Wednesday of Week 3

The underlying message remains: Look beyond the obstacles, the set-backs, the disappointments; God is at work in Jesus, and the harvest will be great in the end...

28Jan 28 January, 2020. Tuesday of Week 3

The quality of his disciples does not depend on rank or position, talents or financial resources, but on being devoted to the will of God...

27Jan 27 January, 2020. Monday of Week 3

Christian unity does not come from dominance over other churches, but from a rediscovery and celebration of what binds us together...

25Jan 25 January, 2020. The Conversion of St Paul, apostle (Feast)

In a moment of miraculous insight, Saul came to know that the Jesus who had been crucified was alive in some new way, that he now lived in another reality.

24Jan 24 January, 2020. Friday of Week 2

These twelve were to be his regular companions, following him each day, noting all that he did and said. Then he sent them out to preach and to heal, actively sharing in his own mission...

23Jan 23 January, 2020. Thursday of Week 2

We can identify with the people who made their way to Jesus. We all need him, because what he offers is not available from any other source...

22Jan 22 January, 2020. Wednesday of Week 2

Our Christian calling is not to be served, but to serve (Mark 10:45) and spend our lives in loving service. We must all join in Jesus' work of serving others...




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