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St Óscar Romero—God among us in suffering and injustice

For many people the assassination of Archbishop Romero on 24th March 1980 is no doubt still in living memory. Forty years have passed since his assassination, but his example and witness continue to inspire and transform lives and faith. He … Continue reading

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Sleeping St Joseph

I was very pleased to receive recently an unusual statue as a gift. It is of sleeping St Joseph (feast day March 19th). I first came across this statue in the chapel of the SMA fathers near St Chrysostom’s Church. … Continue reading

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Making a Spiritual Communion

Churches are temporarily closing in some parts of the world as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. In South Korea and Hong Kong, for example, most churches have felt it wise not to have Sunday worship at present. It is … Continue reading

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Land Acknowledgement and Colonialism

We would like to acknowledge the Indigenous Peoples of, what we now know as, the United States of America, the traditional Custodians of the land of which we speak today. May we celebrate the perseverance of these people and recognize … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: minimising risk at Church

The number of people diagnosed with the Coronavirus is increasing every day. We all have an obligation, ‘for the common good,’ to do what we can to stop it spreading. Working together to slow down the spread of the virus … Continue reading

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A poet of divine love

“In addition to his work as rector and his intense poetic activities in this period, George Herbert was also afforded the opportunity to enjoy what he termed ‘the sweetest of sweets‘—liturgical music—and to practise his own considerable skills as a … Continue reading

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Valentine thoughts

Who was St Valentine? There’s some confusion about that but we can probably say he was a priest of that name martyred in Rome at the time of the Emperor Claudius. (3rd century) This young priest was subversive and went … Continue reading

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