22Aug 22 August, 2019. The Queenship of Mary

Our Church has a long tradition of honouring Mary in parallel to Jesus. As early as the fourth century Saint Ephrem used the term "Queen" in praise of Mary, and pope Pius XII established this feast at the close of the Marian Year 1955..

21Aug 21 August, 2019. Wednesday of Week 20

When speaking in parables, Jesus used the language and imagery of his own time and place. Therefore, when he uses the parable of the vineyard workers it is irrelevant to discuss the social justice (or injustice) of the estate-owner...

20Aug 20 August, 2019. Tuesday of Week 20

We may sometimes seem to face impossible odds. We wonder how we will get through some health crisis, or a family loss or a marriage breakdown, or a severe bout of depression. In such circumstances, it's good to know that, "for God everything is possible."

19Aug 19 August. Monday of Week 20

1st Reading: Judges 2:11-19

The era of the Judges alternates between falling away and being restored

Then Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and worshipped the Baals; and they abandoned the Lord, the God of …

16Aug 16 August, 2019. Friday of Week 19

Jesus restates God's original design for marriage: "a man shall leave his father and mother and cling to his wife, and the two shall become as one." Recognising the heroic conditions for marriage that this implies, his disciples reckon that it is better not to marry....

15Aug 15 August, 2019. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

14Aug 14 August, 2019. Wednesday of Week 19

Moses died on the far side of the Jordan but God remains with his people for the whole of their journey. Similarly Jesus is always with his followers, even if only two or three are gathered in his name...

13Aug 13 August, 2019. Tuesday of Week 19

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 31:1-8

Moses promises that God will lead his people into the promised land

When Moses had finished speaking all these words to the Israelites, he told them: “I am now one hundred twenty years old. I am …

12Aug 12 August, 2019. Monday of Week 19

How can Yahweh care for Israel above all other peoples? Yet, paradox though it be, they deeply felt it as a living truth. The all-powerful God chooses the smallest for his special care, for such is his gracious love...

10Aug 10 August, 2019. Saint Lawrence, deacon and martyr

St Lawrence (225-258) deacon of the church in Rome, was martyred under the Emperor Valerian on the August 10th 258, four days after Pope Sixtus II and some others. While little is known of Lawrence's life, he was noted for his generosity and was highly popular with the Christians of Rome. ..

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