Sixth Sunday and the Keeping of the Law

If you choose, you can keep the commandments, and they will save you… has not commanded anyone to be wicked, and He has...

The Suffering of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich

February 9th marks the anniversary of the death of Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich in 1824.  An Augustinian nun, she was highly favoured by God...

Emotions in Prayer

There are so many different approaches to prayer, which may, following Saint Teresa of Avila, be described as 'conversation with God'. I recently attended...

John Paul II at Lourdes

PILGRIMAGE OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II TO LOURDES ON THE OCCASION OF 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROMULGATION OF THE DOGMA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION HOMILY OF THE HOLY...

The Mills of God Grind Slowly

We are currently witnessing numerous calamities in the order of nature: earthquakes, droughts, floods, and disasters which cause the unforeseen death of thousands of...

The Fading of the Feminist Fad

I’m a nasty woman,” Ashley Judd 2017 Three years ago – the Saturday after Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration in Washington – a million women gathered...

Blessed Candles, Holy Families

In the past year, the Good Lord has willed that some serious challenges beset my family, challenges which have brought me to my knees...

Candlemas and the Keeping of the Law

When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph brought the child Jesus up to Jerusalem to...

The Challenge of the Presentation

Are there passages from the Bible that frighten you, or at least make you think twice about yourself and your behaviour? Thomas Merton—a well-known...

The Dreadful but Hopeful Dream of the Two Pillars

Try to picture yourselves with me on the seashore, or, better still, on an outlying cliff with no other land in sight. The vast...